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Society Outing

We will have an outing to the National Memorial Arboretum on July 21 2019. The Arboretum is a wonderful historic record of the men and women who have served our country.

The Arboretum features over 300 thought provoking memorials, nestled among lush and maturing woodland. The 150 acre site includes over 30,000 trees, species from all over the world, chosen for their symbolism in each memorial.Our visit includes a 50 minute land train ride with commentary, plus entry to the Landscapes of Life exhibition. There is a resteraunt and coffee shop, but visitors are welcome to bring picnics.

The price for the day is £20. We depart from Crawford Hall at 9.30am and return at approximately 5.30pm

 Book with Helen Smith at a Society Meeting or by Telephone on 07821920367, or contact Mary Alexander-Head on 01789 491148

Bidford Community Library

In spring 2018 our History Society assumed responsibility  to manage the "Bidford and District Studies" section, which covers all aspects of history in Bidford, surrounding villages and South Warwickshire. We  create additional local historical material for the library,  accessible through print and the library computer terminals.

Our latest exhibition launched in February and is entitled "Bidford under the Weather".

Visit the library to view the displays. We produced also a booklet of relevant materials which can be viewed as an e-book on the Recent Publications tab

Our role in the library further confirms our position as a leading Bidford community organisation. 

Below, the new section in the Library:

The Great War Remembered

The Society interest over 4 years in the Great War concluded with a commemoration and celebration of the centenary of the Armistice during November 2018.

Our most recent Bidford and District History Society publication is:

Have You Forgotten Yet?”.

This book recounts the fascinating stories of the Bidford men and women who returned alive; many of them had health blighted by the war.

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

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  is based on volunteers it is generally open at weekends and bank holidays from Easter, The best method to visit is to book. Go to http://www.warwickshire-yeomanry-museum.co.uk