History Programme - 2017

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

Mon 2nd Jan:

Meeting

Speakers: Vaious members

Topic: Cities of the Baltic

 

Thurs 23rd Feb:

Meeting

Speaker: Max Keene

Topic: Alfred the Great

Max will talk about Alfred the Great and how he defeated the Danes

Report

Mon 6th Mar:

Meeting

Speaker: Paul Harding

Topic: Sir Edward Elgar

Paul will speak to us about Sir Edward Elgar and his haunts in Worcester.

 

Sun 12th - Tues 14th Mar:

Study Tour

Residential Study Tour to Liverpool area, including  avisit to Port Sunlight and Speke Hall.  

Mon  3rd April:

Meeting

Speaker: Melvyn Thompson

Topic: Victorian Kidderminster

Melvyn, a regular speaker, will give us more insights it into Kidderminster.

Report

Mon 1st May:

No Meeting

No Meeting because of Bank Holiday  

Fri 12th May:

Day Visit

Coach trip to Tutbury Castle and talk on Mary Queen of Scots. Report

Mon 5th June:

Meeting

Speaker: Pat Green

Topic: Harvington Hall

Pat, in costume, will talk about life in Tudor times

 
June, (date to be confirmed) Social Event: Evenng Visit to Monmore Green, Wolverthampton home of Dog Racing.  

Mon 3rd July:

Meeting

Speaker: Mark Baldwin

Topic: The Code Breakers of Bletchley Park

Mark will speak about Bletchley Park and the Battle for the Atlantic

Report

Tues 11th July:

Day Visit

Coach trip to Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire Report

Mon 7th August:

Meeting

Speaker: Dr Kate Round

Topic: The role of Women in the Glass Industry

 

Mon 21st August:

Day Visit

Coach Tour of Herefordshire's historic Black and White Villages Report

Mon 4th Sept:

Meeting

Speaker: Brian Draper

Topic: The River Wye Part 2

This regular speaker will give his usual entertaining presentation.

 

Sun Sept 24th - Thurs Sept 28th:

Study Tour

Residential Study Tour to Cornwall, including visits to various places of interest. Report

Mon 2nd Oct:

Meeting

Speaker: Howard Robinson

Topic: Oliver  Cromwell and the Battle of Worcester

An informed account of this significant event given by a direct descendent of Oliver Cromwell.

Report

Fri October 6th:

10th Anniversary Celebration

Visit to Avoncroft Open Air Museum, with lunch Report

Mon 6th Nov:

Meeting

Speakers: Various Members:

A variety of Topics chosen and presented by members.

Report

Mon 4th Dec

Lunch

Christmas Buffet Lunch Report