Our Society activities have been constrained by Covid requirements. Since September 2020 we offered a full programme of Zoom talks for our members, but at our Committee Meeting on 12th January 2022, we decided to revert to "live" presentations in the Crawford Hall, with suitable Covid mitigation measures, the first of these talks scheduled for Friday 21st January. Details of speakers for the next few months are under our "Programme of Meetings" tabs.
Welcome to the Bidford and District History Society.
Our Society was formed in 2006 for enjoyment by those who take an interest in the history of South Warwickshire and beyond. We sustain a membership of over 100 interested members, due to our varied, lively and compelling range of guest speakers, many renowned leaders in their field.
Our Research Group has published landmark 20th Century social histories concerning Bidford and the surrounding area. We published two books about Bidford men and the Geat War. On the website go to Recent Publications tab for books,which can be purchased and e-publications such as a trip down the High Street of 100 years ago and Bidford under the Weather. We signpost also the history of Bidford from Warwickshire County Archeology and academic studies.
Shortly we will launch our Bidford Archive, an extensive collection of catalogued historical materials providing an invaluable and detailed guide to the history of our area. Visit "The Bidford Archive" tab. Walk about historic Bidford with our History Trail. Download a copy, suitable for print or for use on a tablet device as you move about
Under Personal Stories we have compiled Oral History from people who lived in Bidford during the C20th.Bidford extends back to the Neolithic period and with Roman and Saxon occupancy. Published information is at Bidford Local History.
If you are interested in history and want to learn more about the past, do come and join us to hear wonderful stories of great people and events.
If you are from overseas and want to make enquiries through the Society about family who may have come from this area then we are delighted to help you. We receive quite a number of such enquiries, so please be patient if we take time to respond.