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Bidford War Memorial Rededication   

Our Society  pressed for a new memorial plaque to include names of fallen WW1 servicemen who were omitted from the original memorial. A century after their deaths, we paid tribute in a short ceremony on October 6, to five Bidford soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.   

Bidford Survivors of WW1

On October 19 members heard a fascinating account by Bob Marshall into the research programme to discover details of Bidford services personnel who returned at the end of WW1. Bob detailed the various sources of records available and demonstarted how it was possible to build up a biography on many people. 74% of serving Bidford people survived the war, however many stayed in Bidford for only a short subsequent period, prior to searching for work elsewhere.

Returned 1918 - Remembered 2018

Our major commemoration and celebration of the centenary of the Great War Armistice was held on November 3.

On the centenary of the Armistice, Bidford and District History Society has published

Have You Forgotten Yet?”

the result of 3 years detailed research by Bob Marshall.

Copies of the book are available through Mark Shaddick on 01789 778769 and at Society meetings

Bidford Community Library

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