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December 2018 Newsletter

KENILWORTH HISTORY & ARCHÆOLOGY SOCIETY

KHAS Affairs

Last month: Laurence Ince, from Solihull, has been working for many years on the history of his wife’s family, the Holbeches of Alvechurch. From what looked like perhaps a fairly unpromising talk on a family of marginal interest, he developed his theme to reveal a family with a wealth of genealogical material and a rich history to boot. All in all, a very enjoyable evening!

St Nicholas' Church in the snow, December 2017
St Nicholas’ Church in the snow

This evening: As usual our members’ ‘Seasonal Night’ will have appropriate refreshments but before partaking you may be ‘taking a tour of the castle’ or watching a film, or taxing your brain with a quiz – watch this space!

Next month: Sheila Woolf, the chair of the Stoneleigh History Society will be speaking on ‘Here come the Girls! A Very “Special” Relationship’

Committee Nominations: Forms are available this evening for nominations to the Committee at the AGM on 11th February 2019. Kenilworth Priory marks an anniversary: Our ‘resident’ Canon, John Stecche, tells us that Kenilworth Priory was first founded in 1119 – 900 years ago next year! If anyone has any suggestions as to how we might mark this momentous occasion please do contact Jan.

Committee Nominations: Forms are available this evening for nominations to the Committee at the AGM on 11th February 2019.

Kenilworth Priory marks an anniversary: Our ‘resident’ Canon, John Stecche, tells us that Kenilworth Priory was first founded in 1119 – 900 years ago next year! If anyone has any suggestions as to how we might mark this momentous occasion please do contact Jan.

YOU COULD BE INTERESTED IN ………..

  • Kenilworth Family History Society: Wednesday 9th January, 7.45pm. The Kenilworth Centre CV8 1QJ Subject tbc. Note new venue and time
  • Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group: Wednesday 16th January, 7.30pm. St Francis Church Hall, Warwick Rd. Graham Worton (Curator, Dudley Archives) . The Wren’s Nest – Geology of this famous nature reserve in Dudley, and the application for Geopark status
  • Warwickshire Local History Society: Tuesday 19th February, 8pm. Quaker Meeting House, High St., Warwick. Dr Lucy Underwood, University of Warwick: The Catholic experience and aspects of childhood, in Warwickshire and elsewhere
  • CADAS: Tuesday 9th January, 7.30pm. Friends Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry. Nigel Page (Arachaeology Warwickshire). Recent Excavations near to the Lunt Fort, Baginton
  • Lapworth Local History Group: Tuesday 22nd January, 7.45pm. Lapworth Village Hall. Dr John Hunt: Families at War. Simon de Montfort, Royalists and Rebels in the West Midlands.
  • Leamington History Group: Monday 28th January, 7.30pm. Dormer Conference Centre (next to St Peter’s, Dormer Place). AGM followed by Mick Jeffs: Royal Leamington Spa: A History in 100 Buildings

Bosworth 1485 A Battlefield Rediscovered

A Special Afternoon at Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester on Friday December 14th 2018. INCLUDES: A FREE copy of the book (worth £ 45), Talk by Professor Anne Curry; Talk by Richard Mackinder on latest archaeology and interpretation of the battlefield since 2013. All for just £ 30 To get your NUMBERED ticket to this event and a FREE copy of the book reserved for you all you need to do is to email: Kelvin van Hasselt ; Tel: 01263 – 513 560

Contacts: Chairman – 01676-532654; Secretary – 01926-858670; Treasurer – 01926-852655; Newsletter Editor – 01926-257250 Website www.khas.co.uk

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