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.
MEETINGS FOR 2018
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.
New Programme – 2018-19
Tuesday 25th September – ‘Ironside the Sequel’. Heather Flack returns to continue the amazing story of what happened to Edmund Ironside’s children following his death in 1016.
Tuesday 23rd October – ‘Three Suffragists from the Wyre Forest area’. Gay Hill will reflect on the story of suffragists Eliza Sturge, Eliza Ashford and Ethel May Downing, all with links to the local area.
Tuesday 27th November – ‘After the Deluge’. Caroline Hall will give us some very timely thoughts on the impact of World War I on the Home Front, some 100 years after it came to a close.
Tuesday 11th December – ‘Members’ Christmas Social’. A festive celebration for members. Audience participation encouraged. ‘The Grace Notes’ will again perform Carols and other songs. Please share with us any poems, stories or anecdotes you have. This takes place upstairs in the King Charles Room.
Tuesday 22nd January – ‘What we bought’. Bernard Mills will present his thoughts on shopping habits of the last 200 years, with particular reference to the history of Kays Catalogue.
Tuesday 26th February – ‘The Anglo/Zulu War of 1879’. Max Keen returns to present the story of how the British Army invaded Zululand, resulting in the epic battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Two local VC heroes will be included in the tale.
Tuesday 26th March – ‘Worcestershire Worthies’. Anthony Collis will present his views of a group of people, past and present, who have shaped the County’s heritage.
Tuesday 23rd April – ‘You can’t abdicate and eat it’. Mary Bodfish will elaborate on these words used by the Duchess of Windsor when Edward VIII gave up his throne to marry her.
Tuesday 28th May – ‘The History of Genealogy’. Michael Sharpe will demonstrate how family history became one of Britain’s most popular pastimes.
Tuesday 25th June – ‘A Magical Midlands Mystery Tour’. Ian Bott returns to give us an illustrated run through some of the stately homes, beauty spots, a few wayside inns and many more places of interest.
Tuesday 23rd July – T B A. This will follow a short AGM of the Group.