Notices and future events
CBA Festival of Archaeology 2013 Saturday 13th to Sunday 28th July
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West Midlands Local Groups Events Listings
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Friday 7th June Scarecrow Parade leaves St Peter's Church at approximately 7pm.
Saturday 8th June Launch of New Exhibition at the Local & Family History Centre 10am – 4pm.
Tuesday 11th June National Memorial
Arboretum (repeat trip)
Cost £15.00 payable at time of booking please. Coach leaving Conquest Theatre Car Park at 9am.
Booking essential: 01885 482543 / 077234 23354
Wednesday 12th June Member's Evening with a bring and share supper at STOKE LACY VILLAGE HALL 7.30pm.
Weekend 6th / 7th July Bromyard Gala. Much help needed for the Society stand. Please ring 01885 490269
Saturday 31th August Bromyard Hop Festival. Exhibition open 10am – 4pm at L&FHC.
Meetings in Hereford are held on Saturdays, 2.15pm in the Shire Hall. Entrance for non-members £2.00.
Tuesday 21stMay A half-day visit to study the landscape history of Kentchurch Deer Park. To be led by David Whitehead and David Lovelace.
Monday 10thJune A whole day visit to visit Abercamlais house and the Gothic Revival house 'Treberfydd'. To be led by John Eisel.
Tuesday 9thJuly A whole day visit looking at the architecture and building stones of churches between Bromyard and Bishops Castle. To be led by Paul Olver.
Tuesday 6thAugust A whole day visit looking at Anglo-Saxon sculpture in the county. To be led by the President, Joe Hillaby.
Guests are welcome, but must take day membership of the Club: £1.00.
Saturday 8th June An afternoon field meeting investigating medieval and other sites around Docklow and Marston Stannett to be led by Rosamund Skelton (01989 564789).
Saturday 13th July A field meeting to investigate Hampton Court canal navigation sites to be led by Gerry Calderbank (01989 563470).
Sunday 18th August A field meeting on 'Some Other Manor Houses in East Herefordshire' to be led by Jean Currie.
Meetings are held at the Castle Hall, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth, commencing 7.30pm. Entrance for non-members £3.00.
(All lectures are subject to weather and availabilty)
Meetings are normally held on the second Monday of each month, in the Parish Hall, Chirk, starting at 7.15pm. You can attend as a casual visitor.
June Outing – to be arranged.
Meetings at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms on the first
Wednesday of every month at 7pm.
Contact: 0345 678 9024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings are held in Newport Baptist Church, Water Lane, Newport at 7.30pm.
Thursday 13st June A walk with David Adams to Pitchcroft Limestone Mining Site. Meet at the Aston Pub (formerly the Last Inn) at 7pm. Wear suitable shoes/walking boots.
Friday 14th June Old Tyme Market.
Monday 17th June Shrewsbury Music Hall – recent developments.
Saturday 13th July Guided tour of Boscobel House followed by a visit to the nearby White Ladies Priory. Further details to be advised.
Meetings are held in the Memorial Hall, Oswestry at 7.30pm.
For any lecture or visit enquiries please telephone Derrick Winter - 01691 654358
Friday 14th June Evening visit led by Heather Hidden: 'Llanfyllin Workhouse Old and New'. Meet outside the Cain Valley Hotel in Llanfyllin, 7pm.
Saturday 20th July All day coach trip to Lichfield. Telephone Heather (01691 662602) to book.
Meetings are held in The Shirehall, Shrewsbury at 2.30pm.
Saturday 8th June Walk at Alveley Country Park, meet at the visitor centre, 2.30pm.
Saturday 13th to Sunday 28th
July CBA Festival of Archaeology
The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings (the Ditherington Flax Mill) are organising talks, walks and an exhibition during the Festival of Archaeology fortnight. Further details will be made available via the FBA, the FoFMM and the SAHS websites as they become finalised.
Saturday 10th August Medieval Hereford
A two-hour guided walk led by Dr Nigel Baker to look at some of the highlights of medieval Hereford, including the displayed/preserved Anglo-Saxon defences, the medieval town wall, historic buildings and streets, and find out how the modern retail centre has been moulded by the geography of the 11thC. It may be possible to visit a historic (14thC) interior. Meet: 2.00pm at the west front of the Cathedral.
Meetings are held at the St Georges and Priorslee Parish Hall at 7.30 pm.
Saturday 22th June Field Trip to Calke
Abbey Derbyshire is being organised. Travel cost
£5.00 per person.
This is a National Trust property.
Talks held at the Senior Citizens' Club, Pearl Yard, Whitchurch at 7.30pm.
Talks held at St Mary's Heritage Centre, Market Street, Lichfield at 8.00pm. Non-members are most welcome.
Meetings held at Staffordshire County Council Staff Club, 77 Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2NG. Meetings commence at 7.50pm, entry from 7.30pm.
Wednesday 5nd June 'Tutankhamen's Tomb' by Dr. Joyce Tyldesley.
Wednesday 3th July 'Flinders Petrie: Father of Egyptian Archaeology and Inimitable Eccentric' by Lucia Gahlin.
Wednesday 7th August 'Reverend William MacGregor – Egyptian Collector' by Beverley Rogers.
Lectures and Members evenings held at the Tixall Church Hall at 7.30pm.
Further details from Jim Andrews 01785 246101, email Jim at email@example.com
All lectures are held in the Learning Suite of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley on Fridays at 7.45 p.m. Entrance at the side of the Potteries Museum, off Warner Street.
Admission is free to members. Visitors are welcome: £3.00, students £1.50.
St Editha's Church, Church Street, Tamworth at 7.30pm.
Tickets from Tourist Information Centre, Tamworth: members £4.00, non-members £6.00.
Talks held at St Benedicts School (new block at rear), Kinwarton Road, Alcester, at 8pm on 2nd Wednesday every Month except July. Members £1.50 - Visitors £3.00 - All Welcome.
Atherstone Civic Society
Saturday 29th June "ON BOUDICA'S
TRAIL: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH"
A one-day conference on recent work at Mancetter, with historical and military context.
University of Warwick, Humanities Concourse, 09.00 for 09.30, to 17.00.
Conference fee, including buffet lunch, and refreshments: £25.00
Atherstone Civic Society members: £10.00
Concessions and group bookings on application.
For booking form and/or more information, contact the conference co-ordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 02476 394216 or email@example.com
More details are downloadable here.
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Rugby Archaeological Society
Saturday 18th May from 10:00 for 10:30
start, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.
"Banaventa and the Imperial Roman Landscape", by Stephen Young from University of Northampton, with information about his work on the Roman Villa at Whitehall Farm.
Please contact RAS Secretary Irene Glendinning if you have any questions or problems.
Heritage and Culture Warwickshire have a range of talks and workshops this June.
Highlights include a 'Scented Summer Wreath' workshop and 'Discovering the Victorians' workshop at St John's Museum, Warwick. There are also talks at the County Record Office on local and family history. Please see our website for further details of events.
Heritage and Culture
Localities and Community Safety
Warwickshire County Council
Tel: 01926 412069
I work Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am to 3.00pm
Events @ Warwickshire County Record Office
The following workshops take place at Warwickshire County Record Office, which
is located at Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick CV34 4JS.
Unless otherwise stated, places must be booked in advance by calling Warwickshire County Record Office on 01926 738959.
Saturday 8th June from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm.
'Military Ancestors in the 19th and 20th Centuries'
This family history workshop with Jennifer Cranfield will explore how to track down your military ancestors from the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn what records exist, both online and in record offices, and how to find them.
Wednesday 12th June starting at 7.00 pm
'Warwick's Hidden Places'
A walk around Warwick looking at some of the lesser known places in Warwick led by local historian Christine Hodgetts. Starting and finishing at the County Record Office, the walk will last about 1 1/2 hours, concluding with coffee.
Cost: £6.00, £5.00 concessions. This is a walking tour and we cannot guarantee any seating will be available at any point during the walk. Please wear footwear suitable for walking and clothing suited to the weather.
Saturday 22nd June from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm
'Telling the Tale: Writing up Your Family History'
How do you make your family history come alive to others? This workshop provides practical suggestions on how to turn pages of family history research into a tale that your family and friends will want to hear.
Monday 24th June from 10.00 am to 4.15 pm
'Temples, Shrines and Churches; the changing religious landscape of Warwickshire before the Dissolution'
This dayschool will explore some aspects of how the religious landscape of Warwickshire changed between prehistory and the later Middle Ages. Discussion will encompass neighbouring areas as appropriate and focal points will range from the Rollright Stones on the Warwickshire / Oxfordshire border and a cursus monument at Barford, to the Roman temples at Coleshill, the medieval monastic church and the parish churches of Warwickshire.
Tutors: Dr John Hunt, BA, PhD, FSA, FRHistS, PGCE and David Freke, MA, DipAD, FSA, MIFA.
Cost: £15.00, please bring your own lunch
Saturday 29th June from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm
'How our Ancestors Lived'
What can you find out about the arrangement and function of rooms, how they were furnished and the sort of possessions that people had? This class discusses the information available, how to find it, and how to read some older examples.
'Health from the Hedgerows'
Join Lynne-Tann Watson, an author and workshop leader, on guided walks around Warwickshire. These tours through areas of natural beauty will highlight the health and medicinal properties of wild plants and herbs across a variety of landscapes.
Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 concessions). Booking is essential, please telephone Heritage and Culture on 01926 412069 to book a place.
Wednesday 12th June starting at 11.30 am
'Kingsbury Water Park, Bodymoor Heath, Sutton Coldfield B76 0DY'
Meet at the Information Centre. 600 acres of country park.
These are walking tours and we cannot guarantee any seating will be available at any point during the walks. Please wear footwear suitable for walking and clothing suited to the weather. Terrain is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Car parking charges may apply. For more information on the individual parks please visit http://countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk/country-parks/
Events @ St John's Museum
The following workshops take place at St John's Museum, St John's, Warwick CV34 4NF. Unless otherwise stated, places must be booked in advance by calling or visiting St Johns Museum on 01926 412132 or Market Hall Museum on 01926 412501 during museum opening hours.
Wednesday 26th June 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
'Discovering the Victorians'
Explore our Victorian collection at St John's Museum with our Victorian guide. Come and see what school life was like in our Victorian classroom. Discover how people used to cook and clean in the past in our Victorian kitchen. View some of our Victorian costume collection and learn how what people wore reflected their social class. Handle other replica and original objects and documents from our Victorian collections.
Cost: £6.00, £5.00 concessions, price includes refreshments. Call 01926 412132 to book a place.
Saturday 15th June 10.15 am to 1.15 pm
'Make a Scented Summer Wreath'
Enjoy the scent of summer whatever the weather! Make a Scented Summer Wreath with florist Kate Arnold to take away to dry and hang in your home. Bring along your own fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme and lavender to personalise your wreath. Kate will provide the wreath and additional decorative materials
Cost: £20.00, price includes light refreshments. Booking is essential on 01926 412132.
Meetings held on the second Thursday of each month, (September to June), in the Pyne Room, Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, starting at 7.30pm. Visitors should park in the Junior School/Sports Hall Car Park. Members £1.00 or £2.50 for non-members.
Thursday 13th June "Railways of Sierra Leone", by Anthony Coulls.
Thursday 12th September AGM and AIA Conference report & 'The IA of Dundee' by Martin Green.
Lectures are held at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 3 Margaret Street, Birmingham 3, at 7.00 pm except for the January 2013 lunch-time lecture (Central Library theatre, 1.00 pm). Non-members are very welcome to attend for a small fee (£2.00, but no charge is made for talks in the Library Theatre).
Saturday 29th June and
Saturday 17th August Talk and Walk at
Weoley Castle, Alwold Road, Birmingham B29 5RJ.
In-depth talk on the history of the castle and its families by one of our resident experts, followed by a tour of the castle.
Starts at 1pm from the Viewing Area. £5 per person (includes coffee/tea). Booking essential, phone Blakesley Hall on 0121 464 2193 to book your place.
Saturday 29th June Jewellery Quarter
Heritage Walk. A walk and talk around the historic
£5.00 per person. Booking essential as places are limited, please call 0121 554 3598 to book your place.
Sunday 28th July Weoley Castle Medieval
Living History Day
1pm – 4pm. Free event.
Step back in time to the heyday of Weoley Castle. Witness Lord Dudley holding court and dispensing justice in the Great Hall and meet cooks, herbal good wives, brewers and tinkers. Also, find out what progress our medieval tile maker is making on his commission from the Lords of Dudley for the floor of the Chapel and try your hand at ancient crafts.
Meetings held at Friends Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry, at 19:30 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Coventry and District Archaeological Society (CADAS) have been awarded some Heritage Lottery Funding to investigate a possible Roman site at Broadwell. CADAS Chair Louise Dodd would like to hear from anyone interested in taking part in this project. Please see leaflet and details below.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would just like to be kept
in the loop, you can contact us on:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tel: 024 7641 8290
The CADAS website has more information on the society and will be updated with project news.
More details are downloadable here.
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Speaker Meetings: 7.30pm at Oaklands New Church Centre, Winleigh Road, (off Church Lane) Handsworth Wood, Birmingham B20 2HN. Admission: Members £1.50, visitors £2.00, including refreshments (Car parking facilities).
Coffee Mornings: Old Town Hall, corner of Slack Lane and College Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B20 2JL. 10.00am to 1.00pm. Admission free.
Saturday 8th June Outing to Leominster and Berrington Hall – Contact 0121 554 6762 for more details. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Sunday 23rd June "Strawberry Tea" – Contact 0121 554 6762 for more details and tickets.
Saturday 29th / Sunday 30 th June Open Day for "Handsworth Wood in Bloom" weekend.
Saturday 13th July Coffee Morning at The Old Town Hall.
Saturday 3rd August Coffee Morning at The Old Town Hall.
Meetings held at Saint Nicolas' Place (Saracen's Head), Kings Norton. Doors open at 7.00 pm, talks start at 7.30 pm. Entrance fee for non-members.
Meetings held at The Conference Suite, Wolverhampton College, Paget Road,
Time 7.00pm, entrance fee £2.00 (non-members).
Contact: Jan on 01902 562568.
Friday 7th / Saturday 8th June "Penn History Fair".
Tuesday 25th June "Prehistory of the Stour Valley", by John Hemmingway.
Saturday 20th July Field trip, meet at the college at 9.45am.
Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1DU.
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm, closed Bank Holidays.
Admission free. Café open Monday - Saturday: 10.30am - 4.30pm.
Tel: 01902 552 055
Meetings held in the John Corbett Room, Droitwich Community Hall, Heritage Way, Droitwich Spa, starting at 7:30pm. Admission: £2.00 members; £3.00 friends and visitors.
Wednesday 5th June "Oliver's Mound Castle, Shrawley", by Hazel Whitefoot.
Wednesday 3th July "Church Bells in Worcestershire", by Justin Hughes.
Further details from the Chairman Roy Murphy e-mail: email@example.com.
Meetings held at St Saviour's Church Hall, West Hagley DY9 0NS at 8pm (Park Rd & Worcester Rd junction). Visitors are welcome at £2.00 per visit.
Sunday 9th June 2 - 4pm, Walk – Blakedown and Wannerton pools.
Wednesday 19th June 10am - 4pm, Visit to the Hive, Worcester.
Thursday 4th July 2 - 4pm, Guided walk around Bewdley.
Thursday 8th August 2 - 4pm, Visit to Harvington Hall.
Thursday 15th August All day guided walk at Button Oak, Bewdley.
Meetings held at the St George's Church Annexe (next to St George's Church), Radford Avenue (off Coventry Street), Kidderminster. On the 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays of the month between October and April at 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome for a small fee (normally £2.00).
Wednesday 26th June Visit to the Country Museum Store. Meet at 6.45pm at the main entrance to the Hartlebury Trading Estate. There will be a charge of £6 to include tea and biscuits.
Meetings held at the Trinity Centre (Lickey Parish Hall), at the top of Rose Hill, Lickey, at 7.45pm. Annual subscription: £10.00. Non members: £2.50 per meeting.
Talks held at Christchurch Hall, Malvern at 7.30pm.
Meetings are at the Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, Needle Mill Lane, Riverside, Redditch, B98 8HY at 2pm.
Venue to be arranged. Visitors are welcome to attend for a fee of £2.00 per person, payable at the door.
Sunday 9th June A visit to the excavations at Winnall Mill.
Sunday 14th July A visit to the castle at Grosmont, Herefordshire, and the nearby church at Garway, which has Templar connections.
Sunday 11th August A walk following the route of the old Roman road from Kempsey Common to the Timberdine.
Meetings held at The Almonry, Evesham at 7.30 pm (Doors Open 7.15 pm).
Meetings held in St George's Church, Hall, Sansome Place, Worcester WR1 1UG at 7.30 pm (Free car parking at the rear). Visitors are always welcome. Guest membership costs £2.00 per lecture.
Wednesday 12th June Day trip led by Ian Hunter, Jenny Goode and Stephen Price to Tardebigge and Alvechurch. Lifts by arrangement.
Tuesday 23th July "19th Century Warwickshire Churches", Day trip led by Peter and Rosalind Bolton.
Tuesday 6th August "Silchester Roman Town", Day trip led by Michael and Jenny Goode.
For information on venue and time contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 15th June Mills tour to Powys.