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

Report

Monday June 4th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Paul Harding

Topic: The Victorians

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

Report

Tuesday June 19th

Day Visit

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

Organiser: Geoff Bayley

Report

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

Report

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

Report

Monday August 6th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Dr Richard Churchley

Topic: Merrie England

Richard will take us through the year in Custom and Song

Report

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

Report

Monday October 1st

Meeting

Members Research Projects.

A variety of topics presented by Members.

A full afternoon with a Refreshment break in the middle

Report

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 Bewdley Pines Golf Club

Organiser: Joan Williams