January 2016 Newsletter


Notice of the AGM next month. Barbara Platten will, sadly, be resigning from the Committee for personal reasons, so that there will be a vacancy. Tonight, self-explanatory nomination forms are available. Please take one and nominate someone you know who would be an asset to the Society’s functioning. Do be sure to obtain their permission, however. You are welcome to nominate more than just the one person needed to fill the current vacancy – an election to get all the right people is perfectly in order. Nominations to the Secretary at 26 Greville Road by 25th January, please.

» Last month was not quite what we had expected, because our speaker was not even a croaker, and Baldric had to take over at last minute, and do exactly what his master gestured to him, or wrote on his slate as instructions. As a result, we had an entertaining evening and learnt a lot about a 16th Christ Mass, as Baldric so correctly called it. It turned out that Baldric was Paul’s father, and he received resounding applause for his performance – quite rightly too! The food and drink supplied for the evening enabled a lot of ‘social networking’ to take place – people chatted to one another, something the normal evening’s structure does not easily allow.

» Tonight Dr Nat Alcock is talking about The Mediæval Peasant House in the Midlands.

» Next month February 8th The AGM, followed by Tom Garner on the History of Photography

» You were emailed about voting for the Society in the “Kenilworth Worthies” contest. If you failed to respond to the request for a vote, maybe that’s why the Society failed to appear among the finalists. Pity, really.

» Kenilworth Family History Society 13 Jan. Richard III & DNA by Dr. Turi King University of Leicester, Dept.of Genetics & Archaeology. SCC 7.30pm 10 February Julie Crawshaw Shakespeare’s New Place: “The House Wherein I Dwell”

» Warwickshire Local History Society Tuesday 16 February: Dr Kat Iles, ‘The Birmingham Assay Office’ 8.00pm, preceded by coffee at 7.30pm, in The Friends’ Meeting House, 39 High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AX

» Kineton Local History Soc. Friday 15 January – Stratford upon Avon’s Historic Spine – Dr Robert Bearman All meetings at 7.30pm at Kineton Village Hall

» Warwickshire Geology: 20 January: Prof. David Siveter (Leicester): Exceptionally preserved Cambrian fossils of the Chengjiang Lagerstatte, China: the flowering of early animal life.  All meetings take place at S. Francis’ Church Hall, Warwick Road (Kenilworth main street), Kenilworth CV8 1HL, with coffee at 7pm before a 7.30pm start.

» CADAS: All meetings are held at the Friends’ Meeting House, Hill Street, Coventry, at 19:30 (see

  • 12th January Title: Roman Woman: a Costumed Food Demonstration. Lecturer: Jane Arnold.
  • 9th February Title: Hoards, Hounds and Helmets: The story of the Hallaton Treasure Lecturer: Vicky Score.

» Miscellaneous guide books to places all over the country and of various dates are available for sale at the back of the room – 5p each, to the Society’s funds.

What’s Under Your Feet?

A galaxy of rocks, fossils and minerals comes to Kenilworth on Saturday 20 February at the Senior Citizens’ Club 10am until 3pm
Come and see Stunning specimens; Great displays; Learn something about how our Earth has evolved Why is the Warwickshire landscape like it is Rocks under the microscope; Meet a Geologist & ….. have your rocks, fossils & minerals identified!

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

wishes to draw our attention to its Spring Programme. Please contact:


  • Chairman – 01676 532654
  • Secretary – 01926 858670
  • Treasurer – 01926 852655
  • Vice Chairman & Editor – 01926 858090


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