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.
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.