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Covid 19 Update

KHAS Monthly Meetings and Members’ Summer Outings In the light of the current Covid 19 situation and the Government advice, which is likely to become more restrictive over the coming weeks, it has been decided to cancel our April, May and June speaker meetings and also our proposed July and August visits.  We very much… Read More Covid 19 Update

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KHAS Meeting – Monday 9th of March

Dear KHAS Members, There will be a KHAS meeting on Monday 9th of March. Stephen Spinks will be talking to us about Robert the Bruce. As usual, we meet at 7.30pm for a prompt start at 7.45 in The Senior Citizens’ Club off Abbey End Car Park, behind The Almanack in Kenilworth Town Centre. All are welcome.… Read More KHAS Meeting – Monday 9th of March

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KHAS AGM on Monday February 10th

Dear KHAS Member, Just to remind you that the Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday February 10th at 7.45pm in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.  The AGM will be followed by a talk by David Morse entitled “St. Paul’s Watch – Defence and Defiance during WW2”. Members are also reminded that Annual… Read More KHAS AGM on Monday February 10th

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KHAS at Kenilworth Community in Action (KCIA)

KHAS will have a stall at this year’s KHAS at Kenilworth Community in Action (KCIA), so why not pop along and say hello? The event will take place on Saturday 1st February, 1.30–4pm at the Methodist Church, Priory Road, CV8 1LQ . New to the town or been here for ever? About to retire or… Read More KHAS at Kenilworth Community in Action (KCIA)

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KHAS Meeting on Monday January 13th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday January 13th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.  The speaker will be Graham Sutherland with a talk entitled  ‘The Darker Side of Warwick’.   We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.   Best regards,Geoff Whiteman —Secretary,Kenilworth History and… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday January 13th

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KHAS Meeting on Monday November 11th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday November 11th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.   The speaker will be Ben Wallace with a talk entitled  ‘Aerial Photography and Archaeology’. Please note also that Christmas cards will be available to purchase in aid of the Harry Sunley… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday November 11th

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KHAS Meeting on Monday October 14th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday October 14th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.   The speaker will be John Burton, Chair of the George Eliot Fellowship, with a talk entitled: “By George! – Why we still love George Eliot”.  We look forward to seeing… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday October 14th

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Local Studies Talks at Kenilworth Library

Our readers may be interested in the following upcoming local studies talks at Kenilworth Library. Charlecote Library Len Mullenger, Tuesday 8 October 7.00 pmIn the Footsteps of the White Monks Jan Cooper, Tuesday 26 November 7.00 pm Free tickets are available in the Library or from www.eventbrite.co.uk

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A Change to the Published Programme

Dear KHAS members and KHAS meeting attendees, Please be aware that there has been a change to the published programme of talks for the following two dates. These two talks will now take place on the dates indicated below, as opposed to the dates published previously: November 11th 2019:  Ben Wallace “Aerial Photography and Archaeology”January… Read More A Change to the Published Programme

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Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum open for final weekend of Heritage Open Days

The Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum will be open again for Heritage Open Days on Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. Kenilworth Weekly News today ran a feature on the Society’s forthcoming activities over the weekend. The article also covers the ever successful Abbey Ruins walks last weekend, which were hosted… Read More Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum open for final weekend of Heritage Open Days

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Barn Museum and Abbey Walk

A reminder that, as part of the commemorations of the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey, members of KHAS will be hosting free guided walks of the Priory/Abbey ruins today, Sunday 15th September 2019. Take a walk back in time to when Kenilworth St. Mary’s Priory, later Abbey, was one of the most… Read More Barn Museum and Abbey Walk

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KHAS Meeting on Monday September 9th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday September 9th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.   The speaker will be Dr. Roger White with a talk entitled: “Romans in the West Midlands”.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.   Best regards,Geoff Whiteman —Secretary,Kenilworth… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday September 9th

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Kenilworth Abbey 900

To mark the 900th year of the Foundation, there will be a Celebration in S. Nicholas’ Church of “The Masse” at 10 in the morning of the 28th of August, the feast day of S Augustine of Hippo to whom, with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Priory, later Abbey, was dedicated. The order of service will be that… Read More Kenilworth Abbey 900

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Photo Gallery – July Members Only Visit to the Castle

On Monday the 8th of July, a group of KHAS members enjoyed a wonderful members-only evening visit to Kenilworth Castle. KHAS chairman Jan Cooper gave us a fascinating talk on the subject “In the Footsteps of Elizabeth I”. Jan’s talk covered the Elizabeth’s various visits to the Castle, culminating, of course, in Robert Dudley, Earl… Read More Photo Gallery – July Members Only Visit to the Castle

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Kenilworth’s Only Car – New ‘Barn’ Exhibit

So, you know all about Kenilworth’s history? But do you know about Kenilworth’s only car? The answer is to be found in the Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum’s new exhibit.

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Kenilworth Missal at Chichester Cathedral

Members heading south in the summer may well be interested in this invitation from Chichester Cathedral to visit its library.  The book of which they are most proud is the ‘Kenilworth Missal’, which figures in their advertisement in the current “Friends’ Newsletter”.  The leaflet refers to regular monthly Open Days: “…these are on the first… Read More Kenilworth Missal at Chichester Cathedral

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More Forthcoming Events

Members only event – Monday 8th July – a private evening at Kenilworth Castle with Jan Cooper – “A Walk in the Footsteps of Elizabeth I” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the recreated Elizabethan Garden. Fully subscribed. Members only event – Monday 12th August – a private guided tour of Maxstoke Castle. Fully subscribed.

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Forthcoming Events

This year we are commemorating the 900th Anniversary of the initial founding of Kenilworth Priory as described in Canon John Strecche’s 15thC Chronicle. Members of KHAS will be hosting free guided walks of the Priory/Abbey ruins on the following dates: Sunday 28th July and Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th September 2019. Take a walk… Read More Forthcoming Events

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‘Barn’ Museum to Reopen on 26th May

If you have been through the Abbey Fields in recent weeks you cannot fail to have noticed that the Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum & Heritage Centre has been closed for repairs. The structure has been shrouded in a temporary canopy while repairs to the roof took place underneath, but is now set to open following the… Read More ‘Barn’ Museum to Reopen on 26th May

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KHAS Meeting on Monday May 13th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday May 13th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.   The speaker will be Angie Bolton with a talk entitled: “The Portable Antiquities Scheme:  20 years of Treasure”.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  Best regards, Geoff… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday May 13th

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KHAS Meeting on Monday March 11th

Dear KHAS Member, Owing to internet problems, this is an earlier than usual reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday March 11th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.  Caroline Rann will be speaking to us on “Recent Roman Archaeological Discoveries in Warwick”. We look forward to seeing you… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday March 11th

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KHAS Programme for 2019 / 2020 now published

The KHAS programme of speakers and outings for 2019 / 2020 is now available on the KHAS website here: www.khas.co.uk/programme/ The next date in the programme is the AGM followed by: The 19th Century Baronets of Leamington Hastings and their medals: from Waterloo to Kenilworth, with Helen and Peter Viola. February’s AGM meeting marks the beginning… Read More KHAS Programme for 2019 / 2020 now published

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Kenilworth Community in Action 2019 – 9th Feb

New to the town or been here forever? About to retire or have the odd hour to fill? Looking for something enjoyable, sociable, relaxing, active, useful, creative or rewarding? Wonder what’s on offer in Kenilworth? Come, see for yourself at this free event! Find KCIA on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/KenilworthCiA/

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KHAS Meeting on Monday January 14th

Dear KHAS Member, Happy New Year! Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday January 14th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.   Sheila Woolf will be speaking to us on the subject of “Here Come the Girls!  A Very ‘Special’ Relationship”. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday January 14th

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KHAS Meeting on Monday November 12th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday November 12th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End. Laurence Ince will be speaking to us on “Warwickshire and the Holbeche Family”.  In aid of the Harry Sunley Memorial Project there will be some Christmas cards available for purchase, in… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday November 12th

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Dan Snow at Kenilworth Books

Dan Snow at Kenilworth Books, Wednesday 21st November On Wednesday 21st November at 1pm,  broadcaster Dan Snow will be making an appearance at Kenilworth Books. His latest book, On This Day in History, charts the events that have shaped our nation, one day at a time throughout the year. Each entry is carefully selected by… Read More Dan Snow at Kenilworth Books

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Peace Day, St John the Baptist church, Coventry

World War I Memorial Day St John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street, Coventry, CV1 3AY Support a day of Remembrance for all those brave men and women who lost their lives in the First World War and in particular the ninety eight men of the parish who are commemorated in the church’s War Memorial window.  Listen to recitals,… Read More Peace Day, St John the Baptist church, Coventry

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Warwick Words History Society Fair

Saturday 6th October 2018 – Warwick Words History Society Fair – Venue:  The Ballroom, The Court House, Jury Street, Warwick (above the Tourist Information Centre). Around 15 local history societies, including KHAS, will be at the Fair which is open to the public (free of charge) from 10 am to 2 pm.  Do come along and support your… Read More Warwick Words History Society Fair

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KHAS Meeting on Monday September 10th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday September 10th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End. Dr Gillian White will be speaking to us on the subject of “The most dissolute man in London:  1st Duke of Devonshire and the building of Chatsworth”. We look forward to… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday September 10th

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Heritage Open Days 2018 – Free Guided Walk of the Abbey Ruins

THE KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY will be hosting a free guided walk of Kenilworth’s St. Mary’s Abbey ruins on Saturday 15th September at 3pm in support of Heritage Open Days. Take a walk back in time to when St. Mary’s Priory, later Abbey, was one of the most prestigious Augustinian houses in the Midlands. Hear… Read More Heritage Open Days 2018 – Free Guided Walk of the Abbey Ruins

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Free guided walk of Kenilworth St. Mary’s Abbey ruins

THE KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY will be hosting a free guided walk of Kenilworth St. Mary’s Abbey ruins on Sunday 15th July 2018 at 3pm in support of the Council for British Archaeology’s Fringe Festival of Archaeology. Take a walk back in time to when St. Mary’s Priory, later Abbey, was one of the most prestigious… Read More Free guided walk of Kenilworth St. Mary’s Abbey ruins

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Members Only Events – Summer 2018

Dear KHAS Members, The following members only events are upcoming during Summer 2018: Monday 9th July 2018 – Members only visit to Temple Balsall – Now fully subscribed. Saturday 18th August 2018 – Members only visit to Henley in Arden and Wootton Warwen – Now fully subscribed. We hope those early birds who snapped up these places have… Read More Members Only Events – Summer 2018

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KHAS meeting on Monday June 11th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday June 11th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.   Dr Maureen Harris will be speaking to us on the subject of “The debauched parson” and the “wit-already-expired rogue”:  Warwickshire parish politics 1660 -1720″. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.… Read More KHAS meeting on Monday June 11th

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KHAS Meeting on Monday May 14th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday May 14th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.  Roy Smart will be speaking to us on the subject of “Another Icarus: the rise and fall of Percy Pilcher…..and the art of flight”. We look forward to seeing you at… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday May 14th

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Vote for KHAS at The Worthies, 2018!

Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society has been nominated in Kenilworth Worthies ‘Cultural or Sports Club of the Year’ category. Please vote for us by going to: //kenilworthchamber.co.uk/the-worthies/ Voting closes on 30th March so don’t delay – vote today!!

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Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum Reopens for 2018!

Kenilworth Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum & Heritage Centre, Abbey Fields, will be  open on Easter Sunday and Monday, 1st & 2nd April, from 2.30 to 4.30 pm.  Admission free.  Hosted by volunteers. Please come and learn more about Kenilworth’s fascinating history.  The museum will now be open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon until mid September.  Private visits outside… Read More Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum Reopens for 2018!

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KHAS meeting on Monday March 12th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday March 12th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End. John Ruddick will be speaking to us about “Coventry Charterhouse:  Past, Present and Future”. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Subscriptions for the year are due now, and the Treasurer will be pleased to… Read More KHAS meeting on Monday March 12th

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KHAS AGM and Talk on February 12th

Dear KHAS Member, Just to remind you that the Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday February 12th at 7.45pm in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End.  A revised Constitution, copies of which were made available to all members at or following the January meeting, will be proposed for adoption.  The AGM will… Read More KHAS AGM and Talk on February 12th

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Join KHAS for 2018!

KHAS Membership for 2018 now available! If you enjoy reading KHAS’s posts, why not become a member and join us at our friendly and interesting events? For just £10 per year (£15 for couples) you can attend nine meetings with guest speakers on the second Monday of the month, plus three members’ only events (July… Read More Join KHAS for 2018!

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KHAS Meeting on Monday January 8th

Dear KHAS Member, Happy New Year! Just to remind you that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday January 8th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End. Margaret Kane, will be speaking to us about “Cahokia Mounds, Ancient Metropolis”. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Best regards, Geoff… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday January 8th

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KHAS Meeting on Monday November 13th

Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday November 13th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End. Dr. John Hunt will be speaking to us about “Warriors, Warlords and Saints: themes in Mercian History”.  He is the author of a recent book on the subject. We look forward to seeing you… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday November 13th

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Two Forthcoming Events

Dear KHAS Member, I give below details of two events which are being held in the locality during October. First of all, I have been asked to draw to your attention the following message received from Barford Heritage Group: We have a talk on the Buildings of Barford and the surrounding area given by Chris… Read More Two Forthcoming Events

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Free Talks at Kenilworth Library this Autumn

Here is a copy of a poster advertising the series of free talks on Historic Kenilworth available at Kenilworth Library this autumn. Tickets are available on www.eventbrite.co.uk or in the library:

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KHAS Evening Walkabout on Monday July 10th

Dear KHAS Member, This is a slightly earlier than usual reminder that there will be a KHAS evening walkabout on Monday July 10th.  Sue Martin’s information about the event, as published in the June Newsletter, is given in full below: The summer evening walkabout will be on Monday 10th July.  We will meet on Bridge Street near the entrance to… Read More KHAS Evening Walkabout on Monday July 10th

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Members Only Outings – July 10th & August 19th

Members Only Outings – A reminder that our July and August meetings will comprise a local walk about and an outing further afield respectively: Bridge Street Walkabout – Monday 10th July For our July evening ‘walk about’ we will be looking at points of historic interest in the Bridge Street area. Members attending this walk about are requested to assemble… Read More Members Only Outings – July 10th & August 19th

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Festival of Archaeology and Heritage Open Days, 2017

A quick reminder of two forthcoming events for the CBA’s Festival of Archaeology and Heritage Open Days, 2017: Sunday 30th July 2017 – Free guided walk of the ruins of the Abbey of St Mary, Kenilworth in support of Council for British Archaeology (CBA) Festival of Archaeology, commencing at 3pm outside the Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum & Heritage Centre.…