Society Events

UNLESS  OTHERWISE  STATED  ALL MEETINGS  ARE  IN  THE  CORN EXCHANGE IN  KIDDERMINSTER  TOWN  HALL

All meetings start at 2pm.  There is a small entry fee, payable at the door, which includes refreshments.  All are welcome.

THE  NEXT  OPEN  MEETING

Tuesday 24th October  –  ‘The Kidderminster & Stourport Electric Tramway Co.’  Melvyn Thompson gives his talk illustrating a way of life of the towns between 1898-1929.

FUTURE  MEETINGS

Tuesday 28th November  –  ‘Understanding the Black Country’.  Ned Williams returns to give an illustrated talk which examines various ‘explanations’ or ‘definitions’ of the Black Country – historical, geographical, social & cultural, all offered from the perspective of a ‘furriner’.

Tuesday 12th December Members’ Christmas Social, concert with the ‘Grace Notes’.

Meetings in 2018

Tuesday 23rd January – ‘A Humorous Look at Retirement’.  David Berry takes a more humorous look at life in later years!

 Tuesday 27th February – ‘Lord Nelson: England’s Greatest Hero’.  Max Keen gives another of his entertaining talks, this time on Nelson’s career, from birth in a Norfolk vicarage to his death on the deck of the ‘Victory’ in October 1805.

Tuesday 27th March – ‘Stourbridge Glass – A History’.  Kate Round condenses the history of how the glass-making industry arrived in Stourbridge.

Tuesday 24th April – ‘Restoration of the Perseus & Andromeda Fountain at Witley Court’.  Derek Clarke gives his presentation on the English Heritage project to undertake this significant restoration and put back a fountain into full working order; with the complete recreation of the South Parterre gardens.

Tuesday 22nd May – ‘Editing the Black Country Bugle’.  John Butterworth, former editor, relays tales about the Bugle and his career as a journalist.

Tuesday 26th June – ‘James Brindley and the Canals of Worcestershire’.  Roy Murphy examines the engineering challenges faced by Brindley and his solutions.  His legacy survives today.

Tuesday 24th July – ‘The Viking Age – Including the Staffordshire Hoard’. Ron Gallivan describes its effect on Britain and the Saxon items probably looted and dropped by raiding Vikings.  This follows the usual short AGM.

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