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

MAXIMUM ATTENDANCE AT ANY MEETING WILL BE RESTRICTED TO 100 MEMBERS
FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS.

Monday January 7th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Paul Harding. 

Topic: The Tudors.

Paul, in his unique style, will give us the 'inside story' of the Tudors.

 

Monday February 4th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Max Keen.

Topic: Sir Francis Drake.

Regular speaker, Max, in his usual, inimitable style, portrays the colourful life of an Elizabethan hero.

Report

Monday March 4th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Derek Clarke.

Topic: The Royal Naval College at Greenwich.

Derek will talk about the history of one of London's most recognisable landmarks.

Report

Tuesday March 12th

Day Visit

Day Visit: Royal Mint, Cardiff and possibly Castell Koch (or similar).

Two contrasting sites in one day. Castell Koch, 'The Red Castle' is one of William Burgess' quirky masterpieces, a C19 Gothic Revival building.

Organiser: Martin Delahay

 

Monday April 1st

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Howard Robinson.

Topic: Captain Bligh and the Mutinies.

Why did the mutiny occur? Howard will reveal all and explain the consequences of this action.

Report

Monday May 6th

NO MEETING

BANK HOLIDAY - NO MEETING THIS MONTH

 

Monday June 3rd

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Dorothy Nicolle.

Topic: Brother Cadfael – the fact behind the fiction. 

Dorothy informs us about the real story behind the lovable fictional detective.

Report

Monday July 1st

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Paul Harding

Topic: The 1950's. 

Report

Tuesday July 9th  (tbc)

Day Visit

Day Visit: Chester.

An opportunity to visit this strategic Roman town.

Organiser: Val Jarrett.

Report

Monday August 5th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Mary Bodfish.

Topic: You can't abdicate and eat it.

Mary speaks about a Royal crisis.

Report

Monday September 2nd

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Dr Gill White.

Topic: The Social History of the Teddy Bear.

We learn about the origins of this much-loved toy.

 

Saturday September 21st – Wednesday 25th

Study Tour

5 Day Residential Study Tour to Cromer, Norfolk.

Organiser: Margaret Nicholls.

Report

Monday October 7th

Meeting

Guest Speaker: Ray Sturdy.

Topic: Brunel – a Victorian Genius.

Ray will introduce one of the Victorian era's most accomplished engineers.

Report

Tuesday October 15th

Day Visit

Day Visit: Bristol, to visit SS Great Britain and the brand new Exhibition of one of Britain's greatest engineers, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Organiser: Geoff Bayley.

Report

Monday November 4th

Meeting

Members’ Research Projects.

A variety of Topics chosen by and of interest to Members presented by the Members.

A full afternoon with a Refreshment break in the middle.

Report

Monday December 2nd

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch.

Bewdley Pines Golf Club.

Organiser: Joan Williams.