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December 2017 news

Returned 1918 - Remembered 2018

This is our major commemoration and celebration of the centenary of the Great War Armistice

On the centenary of the Armistice, Bidford and District History Society is publishing

Have You Forgotten Yet?”

the result of 3 years detailed research by Bob Marshall.

The book documents the lives of over 180 local heros who returned alive. It is the companion volume to our publication "We will remember them" which commemorated our fallen.

For full details click: Returned Remembered on the left hand window.

Bidford Community Library

The library reopened on May 5 following a substantial re-fit. Our History Society has taken on responsibility there to manage the "Bidford and District Studies" section, which covers all aspects of history in Bidford, surrounding villages and South Warwickshire. We are creating additional local historical material for the library which will be accessible through print and the library computer terminals.

This is an exciting development for the Society, reflecting our wide competency in promoting interest in history. It further confirms our leading position as a Bidford community organisation. 

Below, the new section in the Library:

 

Norton Collection Museum in Bromsgrove

This Museum is a fascinating example of how a compulsive collector can establish a valuable legacy of 20th.Century artifacts woven into compelling stories.  To learn more contact  Sandra Parker 01789 773780.

Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum

The Museum reopens in April  2018. As it is based on volunteers it is generally open at weekends and bank holidays, The best method to visit is to book. Go to http://www.warwickshire-yeomanry-museum.co.uk 

 Committee Members

We would welcome Alex and John to the committee.