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October 2017 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – October 2017 Newsletter » Last Month: Norman Madden recounted the fate of some of the Elizabethan recusants and their supportive priests, particularly those associated with Baddesley Clinton. It was not easy listening as it is hard to realise what terrible things were done in the name of the Prince of Peace at times… Read More October 2017 Newsletter

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September 2017 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – September 2017 Newsletter » Last Meeting in June, Jan Cooper: “The Footsteps of the White Monks”. A comprehensive and interesting account of the Cistercian Order in England, with some more detailed descriptions of particular Houses. » During the Summer, we had two ‘outings’: The main events of the July evening… Read More September 2017 Newsletter

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June 2017 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – June 2017 Newsletter Guide Books Richard Morris was an inveterate collector of guide books, particularly of places of architectural note. Jenny has so many of them that she is offering them to Members of the Society for free. Tonight you will find another batch. We suggest that you take what you… Read More June 2017 Newsletter

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April 2017 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – April 2017 Newsletter Guide Books Richard Morris was an inveterate collector of guide books, particularly of places of architectural note. Jenny has so many of them that she is offering them to Members of the Society for free. Tonight you will find another batch. We suggest that you take… Read More April 2017 Newsletter

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March 2017 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – March 2017 Newsletter Guide Books Richard Morris was an inveterate collector of guide books, particularly of places of architectural note. Jenny has so many of them that she is offering them to Members of the Society for free. Tonight you will find another batch. We suggest that you take what… Read More March 2017 Newsletter

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February 2017 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – February 2017 Newsletter Guide Books Richard Morris was an inveterate collector of guide books, particularly of places of architectural note. Jenny has so many of them that she is offering them to Members of the Society for free. Tonight you will find the first batch. We suggest that you… Read More February 2017 Newsletter

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January 2017 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – January 2017 Newsletter » Last Meeting: Before we indulged ourselves in an orgy of food and drink, Chairman Jan pronounced the Siege well and truly commemorated by dotting the ‘I’s and crossing the ‘T’s of the Dictum and the overall settlement. She answered the outstanding questions about where Young Simon… Read More January 2017 Newsletter

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December 2016 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – December 2016 Newsletter » Last Meeting: We learnt a lot about the strange adventures of Bertie Greatheed from Anne Langley. The tale was almost bizarre: an object lesson in the value of keeping a diary! » Tonight: Anything could happen, although we are assured that our Chairman will have… Read More December 2016 Newsletter

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November 2016 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – November 2016 Newsletter » Last Meeting: Alan Godfrey spoke about Kinwarton – the ‘pint-pot parish’. He amazed us at just how much history can be squeezed our of such small area, only 470 acres! » Tonight: Anne Langley is asking us to join her on a grand tour of Europe… Read More November 2016 Newsletter

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October 2016 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – October 2016 Newsletter » Last Meeting: Dr Nick Humphris gave a detailed account the archæology of Chedworth Roman Villa, particularly where the recent work has been done. Very likely that there will be members who heard the talk making the trip south to see for themselves. » Tonight: Alan Godfrey speaks about… Read More October 2016 Newsletter

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September 2016 Newsletter

  » Last Meeting:  A special private meeting in the Castle, starting in the Gatehouse,  to  commemorate the 750th anniversary of the Great Siege of Kenilworth.  This  was a  talk and tour by Chairman Jan on 25th July.  It was well-attended and much  enjoyed  by the capacity turn-out.  » Tonight: Dr Nick Humphris speaks about… Read More September 2016 Newsletter

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June 2016 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY June 2016 Newsletter » Last Month: Dr Richard Buckley of Leicester University, who has been the lead figure in the whole of the “Richard III Project” from its outset, gave a very lively account of all the preparation and actual work that went into establishing that the skeleton found in the famous Leicester… Read More June 2016 Newsletter

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May 2016 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – May 2016 Newsletter » Last Month: Last month Roy Smart gave us an entertaining account of the colourful life of The Last Naval Hero: David, 1st Earl Beatty, in which he incorporated a musical interlude and finale. In contrast, Roy’s statistics concerning the number of British ships and British lives lost at the… Read More May 2016 Newsletter

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April 2016 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – April 2016 Newsletter » Last Month: We were unexpectedly privileged to welcome Julie Crawshaw, the Project Manager, no less, for the “New Place Project” which operates under the aegis of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. She gave an animated and comprehensive account of the work being done in Stratford, and inspired many of us… Read More April 2016 Newsletter

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March 2016 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – March 2016 Newsletter » Last month at the AGM, Phil Stock was elected to the Committee in lieu of Barbara Platten, who had resigned. No other changes were made. The Treasurer presented the accounts, to the satisfaction of the membership. The Chairman made a few points, but left the tenor of her view… Read More March 2016 Newsletter

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December 2015 Newsletter

DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER Advanced notice of the AGM in February 2016. Barbara Platten will, sadly, be resigning from the Committee for personal reasons, so that there will be a vacancy. Tonight, self-explanatory nomination forms are available. Please take one and nominate someone you know who would be an asset to the Society’s functioning. Do be… Read More December 2015 Newsletter

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November 2015 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – 9th November 2015 At the Extraordinary General Meeting held last month, the membership was asked whether it was prepared to extend the licensing of the Society by Warwick District Council to use the ‘Barn’ to include the Gatehouse. Without this licence, the operation of the Gatehouse as an extension… Read More November 2015 Newsletter

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October 2015 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY October 2015 Newsletter – 12th October 2015 This month we have to have an Extraordinary General Meeting before the main business of the evening because things are moving forward in the Harry Sunley Memorial Project. The management of the Gatehouse, when it is made available to the general public, will fall… Read More October 2015 Newsletter

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