KHAS Meeting – Monday November 14th at 7:45pm

Dear KHAS Member,
Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting tonight (Monday November 14th) at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.  Anne Langley will be speaking to us on “Bertie Greatheed’s 18th Century Grand Tour of Europe”.
Bertie Geatheed by John Jackson, 1821
Bertie Geatheed by John Jackson, 1821
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Best regards,
Geoff Whiteman
Secretary,
Kenilworth History and Archaeology Society (KHAS)
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Free Guided Walk of Kenilworth Abbey – 31st July

Free Guided Walk – 31st July 2016

Festival of Archaeology 2016

A reminder: On 31st July 2016 KHAS members will be hosting a free guided walk of  Kenilworth Abbey ruins in support of the CBA’s Festival of Archaeology 2016.

KHAS Events for 2016
Council for British Archaeology (CBA)

Take a walk back in time to when Kenilworth’s St. Mary’s Priory, later Abbey, was one of the wealthiest and most prestigious Augustinian houses in the Midlands. Hear about the men who lived here, what their lives were like and what happened to them and their beautiful buildings.

2016 is the 750th anniversary of the Great Siege of Kenilworth. In 1266 King Henry III (the Priory’s Royal patron) spent six months besieging Kenilworth Castle. Hear how this momentous event affected the Priory and its Canons.

The Abbey Barn
The Abbey Barn

The walk will commence at 3pm and lasts about one hour. We will meet outside the Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum and Heritage Centre on Abbey Fields, Kenilworth.

Jan Cooper
Chairman, KHAS.

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