February 2019 Newsletter

KHAS Affairs

Last month: Sheila Woolf, the chair of the Stoneleigh History Society, gave us an entertaining talk on the 19th century American heiresses who married into the impoverished English aristocracy, including the Leighs of Stoneleigh.

This evening: AGM followed by a talk by Helen & Peter Viola who will be talking on ‘The 19th Century Baronets of Leamington Hastings and their medals: from Waterloo to Kenilworth’.

Next month: Caroline Rann (Archaeology Projects Manager at Archaeology Warwickshire) will be coming to speak on ‘Recent Roman Archaeological Discoveries in Warwick’. Annual subscriptions are now due – £10 for individual members and £15 for couples. Anthony Manning (Treasurer) will be pleased to receive subscriptions at the meeting in return for which you will receive your free copy of Kenilworth History 2019. Alternatively, you can posting your cheque and details to our Treasurer, Anthony Manning.

KENILWORTH WORTHIES 2019 – KHAS has been nominated in the Community & Cultural Group section. Please vote for us before 22 March on

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


• Kenilworth Family History Society: Wednesday 13th February7.45pm. The Kenilworth Centre CV8 1QJ. Bring along a Loose End – Family History Workshop. Note new venue

• Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group: Wednesday 20th March 7.30pm. St Francis Church Hall, Warwick Rd. Adam StuartSmith, Wollaton Hall Museum, Nottingham: ‘Swimming Plesiosaurs and Flying Dinosaurs’

• 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 12th February, 7.30pm. Friends Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry. Simon Matkus (MOLA): ‘A14 Huntingdon to Cambridge Improvement works: archaeological discoveries 2016-18’

• Lapworth Local History Group: Tuesday 26th March, 7.45pm. Lapworth Village Hall. Rob Eyre: ‘The Donald Healey Motor Company’. This Warwick company was responsible for some of the iconic sports cars of the 20th century

• Leamington History Group: Monday 25th February, 7.30pm. Dormer Conference Centre (next to St Peter’s, Dormer Place). Peter Coulls & Alan Jennings: ‘The Warwick & Leamington Tramway; a history in images’

Contacts: Chairman – 01676-532654; Secretary – 01926-858670; Treasurer – 01926-852655; Newsletter Editor – 01926-257250 Website

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