Local and Social History Programme - 2018

January  19th

 Christmas lunch will be held today, all arrangements as before.   This will be followed by" Photographic Memories of 2017"  and the talk "Privies of Worcestershire" and free raffle.  Please be at the hall by 12.30pm to begin lunch by 1pm, group session will begin after lunch.

February  16th 

 The Worthies of Bewdley by Lizzie Hill.  Illustrated talk on the various families who lived and worked around Welch Gate, Bewdley.

Tuesday February 27th

 Private visit to Hagley Hall.  Guided tour and refreshments, cost £12.50.  By car.  To arrive by 10.30am.  Money to be paid by Friday 16th February.

March 16th

 What did you wear in the 1950's?   Presentation by Helen and Paul Harding of Discover History

April 20th

"All about Wolverley"  Members short talks about aspects of the village.  Plus memories of a "man who went to a football match" by Alison Beddoes.

  Cancelled due to technical problems.  See June 15th

May  18th

 Elections and Local Members of Parliament.    Presentations by members.

Wednesday 6th June

Coach trip to Aulden Gardens and Nursery, Leominster.   Well known for their Irises.  Morning visit will include a talk and refreshments there.  The lunchtime and afternoon will be spent in the NT property, Berrington Hall.  Cost for NT members £13.30, Non members £22.30, this includes coach fare, driver's tip, entry and refreshments at Aulden Gardens and NT entrance fee for non NT members.  Monies to be paid on or before Monday 16th April, the town hall monthly meeting.   Coach will leave Brinton's Car Park at 9.15am prompt.


  Friday 15th June

  Extra Date

  "All about Wolverley"

 Complete programme transferred from April

Friday 29th June

 Visit to the Red Cone Museum, Stourbridge, by car.  starting at 1pm.  A donation of £3 each for a personal audio tour.  Craft shops and cafe facilities available before and after this tour.  This 100ft cone is only one of four left in the UK.

Wednesday 11th July

 Visit to Spetchley Gardens, Worcester.

For visit details, see the Gardening programme for 2018 on the group webpage.

Friday  August 17th

Visit to George Marshall Medical Museum, Worcester by car.  Booked parking available by the museum on the hospital site.  Cost £3 for guided tour at 2pm.  Cafe facilities will be available before the visit and maybe afterwards.

Wednesday 12th September

 Coach visit to NT property, Shugborough Hall, Stafford.  Cost for NT members £8.30, for non NT members £19.70, this includes the coach fare, driver's tip, and entrance fee for non NT members.   The Mansion, Gardens, Farm, Servants Quarters and Patrick Lichfield Apartments will all be open.  The Apartments visit will be by timed ticket.  Monies to be paid on or before 16th July, the town hall monthly meeting.  Coach will leave Brinton's Car Park at 9am.

 Friday 21st Sept

  Aspects of Kidderminster & Bewdley by Film, also Kidderminster during the Cold War 1952.   Presented by Bill Every,  film-maker

Friday 19th October

   Suffrage and The Suffragette Movement.     Presentations by members.

Friday 16th November

 "Remembrance"   "The Unknown Soldier" by Ron Gallivan.

 Illustrated talk about a few aspects and personalities of World War 1

Friday 21st December

   "Four Kidderminster Houses through Time"    Presentations by members