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. Also a monthly raffle loosely linked to the talk! All are welcome.………………………………………………………..
Tuesday 23rd July – ’19thC MPs of Kidderminster’. Richard Groom will give an insight into the unscrupulous tactics used by 19th century candidates. This will follow a short AGM of the Group.
The new programme of events for year 2019-2020.
Tuesday 24th September – ‘Wartime Worcestershire’. Paul Harding will tell of places of importance in the County during WW2 and what life was like for those left at home.
Tuesday 22nd October – ‘National Memorial Arboretum – Landscape’. A representative from the Arboretum will discuss why this location was used and how the site was developed.
Tuesday 26th November – ‘Hanbury Hall’. Derek Clarke makes another return visit to describe renovations to this local William and Mary-style Country House, now under the management of The National Trust.
Tuesday 10th December – ‘Christmas Social’ in the King Charles Room. A festive celebration for members. Audience participation actively encouraged! Celebrate Christmas with us accompanied by ‘The Grace Notes’ with carols and songs.
Tuesday 28th January 2020 – ‘The Coming of the Railway to the Midlands’. Terry Daniels will talk us through the early history of local railways.
Tuesday 25th February – ‘Alfred the Great: A King Who Rode Good Fortune’. How much did King Alfred owe his ‘greatness’ to Lady Luck? Max Keen pays us another visit to give his entertaining views on the subject, accompanied by all sorts of pre-medieval weaponry.
Tuesday 24th March – ‘History of the Acme Whistle’. Simon Topham will present us with a demonstration of the history of the world-famous Acme Whistle from the 1880’s to the present day.
Tuesday 28th April – ‘Hagley Hall – Restoring the Landscape’. At its height, the Hall and Park were visited by crowned heads of Europe and several American Presidents. Joe Hawkins, the Head of Landscape there, will describe its on-going restoration.
Tuesday 26th May – ‘Old Occupations’. Who knows how the alchemist, the badgy fiddler, the cooper and the wheelwright plied their trades in the good old days? Richard Churchley will tell you, in addition to a few more.
Tuesday 23rd June – ‘Captain Flora Sandes’. Wilma Hayes will tell us of the life of the only British woman combat soldier of WWI.
Tuesday 28th July – ‘The Kidderminster Shuttle’. Past-editor Clive Joyce will entertain us with anecdotes from his years spent at the helm of the local newspaper. This will follow a short AGM of the Group.