Our Society was formed in 2006 for the enjoyment of those who take an interest in the history of South Warwickshire and beyond. We sustain a lively membership, due to our varied, lively and compelling range of guest speakers, many renowned leaders in their field. To date we have had over 150 talks.


Next Talk: Six Warrior Women of the English Civil Wars, 1642-51 

During the English Civil War women were not meek bystanders, who took no part in the conflict, but actively participated in a variety of ways, challenging the orthodoxies of their day and perhaps our own preconceptions. 

This talk looks briefly at six women who took part in the fighting, undertook spying missions and negotiated deals with politicians.

It also touches briefly upon cross-dressing soldiers; widows seeking compensation from Parliament and political activists. 

For the current year programme of talks please click here

Local History

Our Research Group has published landmark 20th Century social histories concerning Bidford and the surrounding area. Our website provides access to many of our publications. The History Trail takes you on an historic walk. Under Personal Stories we have compiled oral and written history from people who lived in Bidford during the C20th. Bidford extends back to the Neolithic period and with Roman and Saxon occupancy.

We have established the Bidford Archive. This extensive collection of catalogued local historical materials providing an invaluable and detailed guide to history in our area available to researchers. 

Bidford extends back to the Neolithic period and with Roman and Saxon occupancy. We manage information held in the Local Studies section at Bidford Community Library. 

Bidford Archive  |  Bidford Local History  |  Voices from the Past  |  On-line publications

Engage with us

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. You can catch up also on latest Society news.

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