Local History 1
At Barbourne Bowling Club postcode WR3 7AR & out & about, on Tues at 1000hr.
Leader Roger Berry.
Click on Worcestershire Local History Forum for information about this organisation. All Worcester U3A Members are also members of WLHF.
Local History 1
Local History 1 meets at Barbourne Bowling Club and is led by Roger Berry, with help from Dennis Chamberlain and Val Hibbitt.
The programme combines presentations from research by our own members with some invited speakers and visits out. Topics in 2017-18 have included, the Battle of Worcester, City buildings, the Vinegar Works, Worcester Police, Rights for Women and Sport in Victorian Worcester. Also, Droitwich brine, Kidderminster carpets, wells of Malvern, Stourbridge glass and the Hallow workhouse.
The group has visited Lasletts Almshouses, the Freemasonry Museum and taken a Droitwich town walk viewing sites of historical interest.
Thanks are due to Cheryl Robertson, Bill Holliday and Paddy Fellows for their support and to our group members who all share a keen interest in local history.
In 2018-19 topics will include New College, Worcester Criminals, The Willis’ of Worcester, The Rambler in Worcestershire - John Noakes, The Rivers School garden restoration, Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire Artists, Worcester Cinemas, The Commandery, Metal Box, Deansway, Women in the Glass Industry, The Camp Inn, Grimley and the Bowhauliers.
Visits are planned to Worcester Cathedral Stonemason’s Yard, the Kidderminster Carpet Museum and St Leonards Chapel, Newland.
Hopefully, something for everyone!
Group members are encouraged to suggest new topics of interest and undertake some research. For anyone not wishing to collate or present the material they collect, we have members willing to take their work further.
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