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Lockdown Photo: The Abbey Wall

This wonderful photo was snapped by Ian Fenwick, while on a recent lockdown walk. It shows the Abbey lapidarium wall, taken with the sun at the perfect angle for the shadows to accentuate the details of the mouldings: If you are curious about the lapidarium wall, you can find some pictures of it being re-assembled… Read More Lockdown Photo: The Abbey Wall

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Join KHAS for 2020 / 2021

Regular members of KHAS will be aware that it’s the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday February the 10th. The AGM marks the start of the new season of KHAS events, where existing members renew their membership and receive their shiny new copy of Kenilworth History. New members are also welcome to come along… Read More Join KHAS for 2020 / 2021

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Articles Wanted for Kenilworth History 2020

What makes Kenilworth History such an enduringly fascinating publication, is the rich variety of articles within. KHAS has been producing an annual Kenilworth History publication since 1981, and regular newsletters stretching back to 1963. And yet there never fails to be more to research, discuss and share. The Society has a wide range of talented… Read More Articles Wanted for Kenilworth History 2020

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Vote for KHAS in The Worthies 2019

We are very pleased to have been nominated in Kenilworth Chamber of Trade’s annual awards, The Worthies 2019. Kenilworth History & Archæology Society have been nominated in the category of Community & Cultural Group of the Year, against stiff competition. If you like what you read and hear from KHAS, please take a moment to… Read More Vote for KHAS in The Worthies 2019

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Kenilworth History 2019 now on sale

Those of you present at last night’s extremely well attended KHAS meeting will be aware that Kenilworth History 2019 is now available to members and non-members alike. This year’s edition is our largest to date, weighing in at 73 pages. Topics are as rich and varied as ever, with contributions from regulars and first time… Read More Kenilworth History 2019 now on sale

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KHAS AGM and Talk on February 11th

Dear KHAS Member, Just to remind you that the Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday February 11th at 7.45pm in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.  The AGM will be followed by a talk by Peter and Helen Viola entitled “The 19th Century Baronets of Leamington Hastings and their medals – from Waterloo… Read More KHAS AGM and Talk on February 11th

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Register for the KHAS Website Forum

Why register on the KHAS Website? One aspect of the KHAS website that we’ve never got working satisfactorily, up until now, is the KHAS Forum. We’re pleased to say that this is now up and running, so we’d like to take you through what this feature is and how to use it. The Society would… Read More Register for the KHAS Website Forum

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November 2017 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY – November 2017 Newsletter » Last Month: Robin Leach gave The Complete History of Abbey Fields to what was almost a capacity house. He aroused a great deal of interest and we’re pleased that he sold out his stock of books and actually took orders. A thorough and commendable piece of research. »… Read More November 2017 Newsletter

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3D Model of Kenilworth Castle – Leicester’s Stables

As we reported recently, for a number of years a KHAS member has been researching and creating a virtual 3D model of Kenilworth Castle as it might have been in 1645. Here is another preview of his model, this time a video time focusing on Leicester’s Stables:   This recreation is based on archaeological survey reports, English Heritage… Read More 3D Model of Kenilworth Castle – Leicester’s Stables

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Work to begin on Kenilworth Abbey Gatehouse

The Abbey Gatehouse, sometimes known as the Tantara gatehouse, is one of the few surviving parts of the Abbey to still exist above ground and has the added distinction of being one of the oldest structures in Kenilworth apart from the castle and parts of St Nicholas’ church. Work has been carried out in recent… Read More Work to begin on Kenilworth Abbey Gatehouse

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3D Model of Kenilworth Castle – A Work in Progress

For a number of years a KHAS member has been researching and creating a virtual 3D model of Kenilworth Castle as it might have been in 1645. Here are some preview images of the current model. Firstly, a view of the whole castle site from the direction of The Brayes: The next image is of the inner… Read More 3D Model of Kenilworth Castle – A Work in Progress

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KHAS Programme 2016 – some amendments

Please note the following amendments and clarifications to the KHAS programme for 2016: www.khas.co.uk/programme 14th March – there is a change of speaker and Nic Fulcher, of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, will be speaking to us on “The New Place Project”. 13th June – it has been clarified that speaker David Snowden is visiting us from the… Read More KHAS Programme 2016 – some amendments

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KHAS AGM on February 8th

Dear KHAS Member, Just to remind you that the Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday February 8th at 7.45pm in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.  This will be followed by a talk from Tom Garner entitled “The History of Photography.” Members are also reminded that Annual Subscriptions fall due at the… Read More KHAS AGM on February 8th

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Appeal: Stolen Mediaeval Stone Heads from Kenilworth Priory

Appeal for Information These carved stone mediaeval heads were discovered during excavations at Kenilworth Priory. They were housed in the ‘Barn’ museum in the Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, from which they were stolen in December 1992. At the time of writing they are still missing. Leamington Spa Police (+44 1926 451111) would be pleased to hear… Read More Appeal: Stolen Mediaeval Stone Heads from Kenilworth Priory