Shipston-on-Stour Area

Events

Monthly Meetings are open to all members and entry is free. There are generally no meetings in August and December. Meetings are held with a guest speaker in most months from September to May.

Previously, the meetings took place in the Townsend Hall in Shipston on Stour, but in the light of government guidance, meeting there has been suspended. However, we are pleased to be able to continue with a programme of talks via Zoom or similar, for which there will be no charge. At this stage we are unable to publish a full calendar of events but will provide details of upcoming talks on this page.

Please see below for information on the next talk. We will email members with instructions on how to register for a talk a couple of weeks before it is due to take place.

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Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Mar 23rd Archaeology and History in Shipston

March’s talk will be given through Zoom by Archaeology Warwickshire. Bekky Hillman and Martin Russel are going to talk about archaeology and history in Shipston. The talk will cover the excavations on the Campden Road including a human burial and the burial of a horse, which was featured in the Forum. It will also cover the Saxon beginnings of Shipston and the medieval sheep trade. The meeting will be on Tuesday, 23rd March 2021 starting at 7:30 in the evening.

Bekky is the current president of the Shipston on Stour and District Historical Society. She joined Archaeology Warwickshire in 2017 and now supervises the post excavation department, working closely with project staff and specialists to facilitate smooth project delivery and ensure standards are maintained. Her favourite find is a Roman trumpet brooch, which she found when excavating near Rugby.

Martin was bred and born in the Feldon. He is a retired graphic designer but a life-long enthusiast of history. He spent 42 years as a re-enactor covering 2,000 years of history and has often delivered lectures on various periods, mainly the Iron Age and 17th/18th centuries, but specializing in the English Civil War.

The meeting is open to members and is free. Numbers are limited to 100 so pre-booking is necessary. If you are interested, please send me an email before 20th March to say so. I will reply no later than 21st March with a link to the talk on Zoom. We also think non-members might be interested so please mention it to your friends. Non-members are allowed one meeting free without joining. If they are interested, they should send me an email as for members. However, members will be given priority for registration for the talk.