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Covid 19 and your History Society

We have reached the first anniversary of the Covid pandemic and our decision last summer to launch presentations through Zoom proved both strategic and timely. At a recent committee meeting we agreed that we have little confidence that the situation in respect of public gatherings will improve in the short to medium term. Consequently we anticipate that all Society presentations will be delivered via Zoom until the end of 2021.  Many presenters are unwilling to deliver via Zoom, and this means a much smaller pool of potential presenters. Consequently, some of our favourite speakers may be making more frequent visits.

Organisations throught the country as well as personal lives have been greatly impacted by Covid 19. We are determined that your History Society shall not be a victim and will continue to thrive by providing exciting talks and compelling local research

 

The Bidford Archive 

Our Society’s Research Group and Bidford Community Library have collaborated on a project to create a village archive at the library.

The Archive is now established and will be launched when the health situation allows.

Meanwhile visitors can see the extensive range of archive materials in documentary and electronic form which have been catalogued. The catalogue can be seen on this website via "The Bidford Archive" tab.

If you would like to know about the project or how to place materials in the Archive  please contact the working group Chair, John Alexander-Head on 01789 491148.

Bidford Community Library

In 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. You can see this material in our Recent Publications tab.

Covid 19 caused closure of the library and it will be unable to open for the forseeable future.

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

Below, the Local Studies section in the Library: