The Square, early 1960s and in December 2015. At first glance, little has changed between the two images. However, a handful of the buildings on the left of the clock tower survived the landmine of November 1940 before being cleared for the post-war Abbey End redevelopment, as shown in the modern image. Up until the early… Read More The Clock Tower Post-War – Then & Now
A timber framed cottage at the junction of Malthouse Lane, with High Street in the distance and Castle Hill behind the camera. As Rob Steward explains in Kenilworth History 2001 – 2002, this cottage is “…probably early 17th century and of ‘cruck’ construction. Cruck construction consists of two purpose-grown curved tree branches cut longways down… Read More High Street / Castle Hill Cottage – Then & Now
The ‘then’ photo below shows Talisman Square, largely as had been initially conceived in the post war planning of the late 1950s. The ‘now’ counterpart photo was taken in December 2015. Talisman Square replaced the Tannery and Warwick Road almshouses, which were demolished in 1965 and 1963 respectively. Talisman Square was so named following a competition in… Read More Talisman Square – Then & Now
There will be an open event at Kenilworth Library on Tuesday 26th April (10 am to 3 pm) to share the Our Warwickshire website ourwarwickshire.org.uk. Local residents are invited to come along and share their memories of living in the town and surrounding area; and also to bring old photographs to scan and add to the site.
Dear KHAS Member, I have been asked if I would notify you of another event, taking place this Sunday, 17th April, at Goodrest Farm in Rouncil Lane, when the Friends of the Anti-Aircraft Battery are holding an Open Day between 11am and 4.30pm. A flyer is attached below. Best regards Geoff Whiteman
Dear KHAS Member, It has been decided to reinstate the circulation of the monthly Newsletter by email for those who require it. As mentioned previously, it is available each month on the KHAS website at www.khas.co.uk/category/news-letter/. If you would prefer not to receive the Newsletter by email, please can you let me know. (You will… Read More KHAS April Newsletter – Additional Items
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
Jan Cooper discusses the events of the Great Siege of Kenilworth 1266, following on from her earlier article on the life and death of Simon de Montfort at the Battle of Evesham: Those of Earl Simon’s supporters who had escaped the carnage of Evesham made their way back to Kenilworth Castle where we believe Eleanor, Countess of… Read More The Great Siege of Kenilworth 1266