History Programme - 2018

Meetings take place from 2pm - 4pm, at Holy Innocents Community Hall, at the junction of Sutton Park Road and Stourport Road, Kidderminster, DY11 7BD.   See Map

Monday January 1st

NO MEETING
 

BANK HOLIDAY - NO MEETING THIS MONTH  

Monday February 5th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Max Keen

Topic: King John

Max will pose the question: 'Was John the worst King of England?'

Report

Monday March 5th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Loree Napier

Topic: Kindertransport

Loree speaks from her own experience of Kindertransport.

Report

Tuesday March 13th

Day Visit

Royal Mint, Cardiff

Organiser: Martin Delahay

 

Monday April 2nd

NO MEETING
 

EASTER MONDAY - NO MEETING THIS MONTH.  

Tuesday April 17th

Day Visit

Worcester - The Commandery and the Operating Theatres.

Organiser: Geoff Bayley

Report

Monday May 7th

NO MEETING

BANK HOLIDAY - NO MEETING THIS MONTH  

Tuesday May 8th

Day Visit

Sudeley Castle, Glos - The home of Katherine Parr

Organiser: Geoff Bayley

Report

Monday 14th - Friday 18th May

Study Tour

Residential Study Tour to Prague including a visit to Karlovy Vary

Organiser: Martin Delahay

 

Monday June 4th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Paul Harding

Topic: The Victorians

Paul informs us of the impact of the Victorian period on Britain

 

Tuesday June 19th

Day Visit

Kenilworth Castle - See Lord Dudley's grand romantic residence and restored gardens

Organiser: Geoff Bayley

 

Monday July 2nd

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Dr Gill White

Topic: Robert Dudley

Gill will talk about the owner of Kenilworth Castle who transformed it for Queen Elizabeth I

 

Thurs July 5th - Monday July 9th

Study Tour

Residential Study Tour to Northumbria including visits to Durham Cathedral and  the Kynren Pageant

Organiser: Margaret Nicholls

 

Monday August 6th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Dr Richard Churchley

Topic: Merrie England

Richard will take us through the year in Custom and Song

 

Monday September 3rd

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Heather Flack

Topioc: Edmund Ironside

Heather presents an 11th Century Saxon King with a very brief reign

 

Tuesday September 18th

Day Visit

Liverpool - The Terracotta Army Exhibition

Organiser: Martin Delahay

 

Monday October 1st

Meeting

Members Research Projects.

A variety of topics presented by Members.

A full afternoon with a Refreshment break in the middle

 

Monday November 5th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Derek Clarke

Topic: The Restoration of the Andromeda Fountain, Witley Court

Derek tells us the story of this dramatic local feature

 

Monday December 3rd

Meeting

Christmas Buffet Lunch at venue tba

Organiser: Joan WilliamsURL