Worcester

Local History 1

At Barbourne Bowling Club & out & about, on Tues at 1000hr.

Leader Dennis Chamberlain.

For information about the other Local History Groups, click on Local History 2, or Local History 3 and Researching our History.

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, Redcliffe Street, Worcester WR3 7AR and is led by Dennis Chamberlain, with support from John Wrightson and steering group members.

The programme usually combines presentations from research by our own members with some invited speakers and visits out.

Meetings from September 2021 included presentations on King John and his Deeds, Worcester Mayors, Three Richard Cadburys, Escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester, Worcester Buildings, History of Worcester through Art, 1910 Droitwich Election Riot, Perdiswell Hall, History of Hanley Castle and Countesses and Courtesans of Croome Court. Most were Face2face, others by Zoom depending on the Covid situation. Thanks are due to our Speakers, who have researched and presented these talks. Also to our group members who have given their support throughout.

Our intention is to resume Face2face meetings from September 6th 2022 and the programme will include talks on Magic, myths and mysteries of Worcester, Gordon Russell, History and industrial heritage of the Worcester Canal, The LDS mission in the 1840's in the Three Counties, History of Kempsey and many more. Visits out will also restart but will be kept as local as possible.

Group members are encouraged to suggest new topics and undertake some research. For anyone not wishing to collate or present the material collected, we have members willing to take the work further.

August 2022

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#Summer Creative Writing #Summer Dance Medley
#Summer French Conversation #Summer Spanish Conversation
#Summer The Lives of Artists Adventures in Music
Ancient World Art - Oil Painting
Art - Painting - Basic 2 Art - Painting for Pleasure
Art and Philosophy Board and Card Games
Bridge 1 (Duplicate) Bridge 2 (Rubber/Chicago)
Bridge Beginners Bridge-Gentle Duplicate
Choir Computing-Basic
Computing-Forum Crafts
Crafts 2 Creative Writing
Croquet Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling - Short Dance for Fitness
Dance for Fitness 2 Dancing
Dancing - Ballroom partners Dancing - Belly dancing
Dancing - Line Beginners Dancing - Line Improvers
Dancing - Spanish Dancing Dancing - Tap
Discussion 1 Discussion 2
Economics Discussion Group Film Appreciation
French - Beginners Year 2 French - Continuers
French - Intermediate French Beginners
French Bestsellers French Culture and Conversation
French for Holidays Garden Club
Genealogy Group German - Conversation
German - Improvers German - Intermediate
History's People Italian - Intermediate
Jazz and Big Bands Local History 1
Local History 2 Local History 3
Long Cycling & Ultra Cycling Groups Lunch Club
Medium Walks Mindfulness and Meditation
Music Appreciation On-line Discussion
Philosophy Photography - Audio Visual
Photography - Creative Photography - Practical
Pickleball Play Reading 1
Play Reading 2 Poetry Circle
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Reading - Modern Novels Reading 1
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