Friday 17th January

 Festive lunch at 1pm followed by a showing of photographic memories of visits arranged in 2019.

Lunch places MUST be booked by 3rd January 2020.  Cost will be £2.50 each, All food & Drink will be provided + a free raffle ticket as usual.

Event is open to all members of Local & Social History Group + members who attended the visits/trips during 2019.    Contact Janice by email or 01562 755660


Friday 21st February

 Our project in 2020, will be to research the people who have given their names to local streets in your home towns of Kidderminster, Bewdley or Stourport.  Members will choose 3 streets/roads and the talk will be for no longer than 10-12 minutes.

This meeting will be the start of the street project talks. 


Friday 20th March

Street Project Reports

Griffin Avenue and Reservoir Road        Caldwall Tower

Gheluvelt Avenue and The Foxholes      Mason Road


Friday 17th April

  Talk by John Campion.    West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner

  Cancelled but re-booked for 2021 on Friday 19th March 2021

Friday 15th May  A coach trip has been organised to visit the Victorian Gothic Revival Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir.   It is a privately owned family home, built in 1834. containing 52 rooms which contain their original features.  It has been featured on many TV shows.  There are 12 acres of gardens and grounds to enjoy, including a Walled garden, terraces, courtyards, lake and waterfall.  In May the rhododendra will be at their best.   Typical comments;  " Every room a treasure"  "An inspiration, a real Tardis,  A wonderful journey of discovery, Still reeling from this amazing wonderful House" 

  All money to be collected in by 20th March 2020.  £22.50 each.

Covers the coach fare, driver's tip, entry and guided tour of the Hall.  Booking list closed, sorry.

   Cancelled   Confirmed re- booked visit on Friday 21st May 2021

Friday 19th June   

                "When Kidderminster was lengths ahead"

    A presentation that tells the story of the changes and developments in our town over almost 100          years.                     Given by Michael  Loftus

Sunday  28th  June

   Coach visit to Prince Charles,  Highgrove Gardens, leaving Brintons Park at 8.45am

    Total cost will £40 each, to cover Coach fare, driver's tip, Entry cost & booking fee..

     £25 deposit to be paid by April 1st,  the rest by  15th May please

     Security arrangements and timings will be issued by the end of April

     To book a place on this visit please contact Janice;   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   Cancelled, hopefully to be re-booked for the same time in 2021

Friday 17th July

   An up-to-date illustrated presentation by Peter Hardy of the National Memorial Arboretum in       Alrewas.  Very relevant for members who have already visited the NMA, to see the regular           changes that are being made, and for members who have never visited this inspirational and unique    place.

  Other U3A members who are not regular attendees of this Local & Social History group are invited     to  attend, just let me know if you wish to attend;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday 21st August   Members street project talks  
Friday 18th September

  Visit to Redditch Forge Mill Needle Museum.  Booking Confirmed

Guided tour, drink & Cake.     Car share

Full details to come

Friday 16th October

  Members street project talks.

Please come with your ideas for 2021!!

Friday 20th November

 Talk by Brian Rollings

Border Control, Visas, Sham/arranged marriages, Immigration

Friday 18th December