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:


Speakers: Vaious members

Topic: Cities of the Baltic


Thurs 23rd Feb:


Speaker: Max Keene

Topic: Alfred the Great

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


Mon 6th Mar:


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:


Speaker: Melvyn Thompson

Topic: Victorian Kidderminster

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


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:


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:


Speaker: Mark Baldwin

Topic: The Code Breakers of Bletchley Park

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


Tues 11th July:

Day Visit

Coach trip to Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire Report

Mon 7th August:


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:


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:


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.


Fri October 6th:

10th Anniversary Celebration

Visit to Avoncroft Open Air Museum, with lunch Report

Mon 6th Nov:


Speakers: Various Members:

A variety of Topics chosen and presented by members.


Mon 4th Dec


Christmas Buffet Lunch Report