October 2019 Newsletter


Tonight: Tonight John Burton will be talking about a Warwickshire ‘favourite’, under the title of ‘By George! Why we still love George Eliot’

CHANGE-ROUND OF SPEAKERS On November 11th we shall have Ben Wallace (WCC) speaking on Aerial Photography and Archaeology, while Graham Sutherland’s talk is moved to January 13th when he will speak on ‘The Darker Side of Warwick’

RESISTIVITY SURVEY IN ABBEY FIELDS Unfortunately, the survey did not reveal a continuation of the wall which had appeared in an excavation in 2018. This could have been, in part, due to the dry conditions so we will repeat the exercise after the present rainy spell is past

At Kenilworth Library at 7pm there are two forthcoming talks which could be of interest to members Len Mullenger will talk on Charlecote Library on Tuesday 8 October & Jan Cooper following In the Footsteps of the White Monks on Tuesday 26 November At the Market Hall Museum Sara Wear (Curator of Human History) will give one of the free informal lunchtime chats (starts 1pm) on The Second South Warwickshire Dinarii Hoard recently acquired by the Museum. On 24 October at 7.30, Dr Stanley Ireland (Warwick University) will give a full-blown talk on the same topic. Tickets must be booked (£7.50) at


• Kenilworth Family History Society: Wednesday 13th Nov. 7.45pm. The Kenilworth Centre CV8 1QJ. Barbara Griffiths: ‘DNA and Family History Research’

• Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group: Wednesday 20th Nov. 7pm for 7.30pm. St Francis Church Hall, Warwick Rd. Dr Haydon Bailey: ‘The real value of microfossils’. Details: Ian Fenwick (257250)

• Warwickshire Local History Society: Tuesday 15th Oct. 7pm for 7.30pm. Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR. Alan Godfrey: ‘Postman’s Knock: a history of the postal service in Warwickshire’ Tuesday 19th Nov. 7pm for 7.30pm. Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR. Dr John Bland: ‘Madness in Warwickshire’. Email or call 07507 293669

• CADAS: Tuesday 12th Nov. 7.30pm. Friends Meeting House, Hill St., Coventry. Dr Paul Garwood (Birmingham): ‘For times they are a -changin’ – reconfiguring the Neolithic of Central England’

• Lapworth Local History Group: Tues. 22nd Oct. 7.45pm. Lapworth Village Hall. AGM & ‘The History of the Proms’ by Mark Kershaw

• Leamington History Group: Monday, 28th Oct. 7.30pm. Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place. Mike Musson & friends: ‘The LNWR in Warwickshire’

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

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