Friday 15th January

 No group meeting


Friday 19th February

 Our project in 2021 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.


  The report refers to the talks given by members at the February 2020 meeting


Friday 19th March

   Talk by John Campion.    West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner

            Postponed until March 2022


Friday 16th April

    Members Street Project Talks

Friday 21st 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 16th April 2021  £22.50 each.

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

   Please note the visit and coach booking have been confirmed but an actual decision       will be made near the time, depending on circumstances

Friday 18th June   

                "When Kidderminster was lengths ahead"

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


    Depending on circumstances at this time.  It is possible for a visit to be arranged for a             weekday during this period.

Friday 16th 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 20th August   Members street project talks  
Friday 17th September

  Visit to Redditch Forge Mill Needle Museum.  Booking Confirmed

Guided tour, drink & Cake.     Car share

Full details to come, again visit depends on circumstances at the time

Friday 15th October

  Members street project talks.

Please come with your ideas for 2022

Friday 19th November

 Talk by Brian Rollings

Border Control, Visas, Sham/arranged marriages, Immigration

Friday 17th December          TBC