Worcester

Local History 1

At Barbourne Bowling Club postcode WR3 7AR & out & about, on Tues at 1000hr.

Leader Roger Berry.

For information about the other Local History Groups, click on Local History 2, Local History 3 or Local History 4.

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 Val Hibbitt, Dennis Chamberlain and John Wrightson.

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

Topics in 2018-19 have included, New College, Worcester Criminals, The Willises 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. The group has visited Worcester Cathedral Stonemason’s Yard, the Kidderminster Carpet Museum and St Leonards Chapel and the Beauchamp Community, Newland.

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 2019-20 topics will include, History of Northwick, The Crofts of Croft Castle, Past Life in Worcester, Woodbine Willie, Droitwich Brine Riots, Worcester’s Benedictine Monastery, Hewell Grange, Thomas Brock, Rockets in Kidderminster, Local Newspapers, Literary Connections, Fire in Worcester and Lady Howard de Walden. Hopefully, something for everyone!

Visits are planned to The Commandery, The Gordon Russell Design Museum, Broadway and we will take a Kidderminster town walk, to view sites of historical interest.

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.

May 2019

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Adventures in Music Ancient World
Art - Painting - Basic Art - Painting - Basic 2
Art - Painting - Water Colour Art - Painting for Pleasure
Art and Philosophy Art Discussion
Art History Board and Card Games
Bridge - Beginners Bridge - Guided Play
Bridge - Improvers Bridge 1 (Duplicate)
Bridge 2 (Rubber/Chicago) Bridge-Gentle Duplicate
Chainmaille Jewellery Choir
Computing-Basic Computing-Office
Crafts Creative Writing
Croquet Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling - Short Dancing - Ballroom partners
Dancing - Belly dancing Dancing - Flamenco 1 - Beginners
Dancing - Flamenco 2 - Improvers Dancing - Line Beginners
Dancing - Line Improvers Stage 1 Dancing - Line Improvers Stage 2
Dancing - Tap Discussion 1
Discussion 2 Economics Discussion Group
Film Appreciation French - Beginners Plus
French - Culture and Conversation French - Improvers
French - Intermediate Garden Club
Genealogy Group German - Conversation
German - Improvers German - Intermediate
Greek / Latin Continuers Handbell Ringing
Hatha Yoga Italian - Continuers
Italian - Intermediate Jazz and Big Bands
Local History 1 Local History 2
Local History 3 Local History 4
Long Cycling & Ultra Cycling Groups Mindfulness and Meditation
Music Appreciation Philosophy
Photography - Audio Visual Photography - Creative
Photography - Practical Play Reading 1
Play Reading 2 Poetry Circle
Poetry for Enjoyment Poetry for Pleasure
Reading - Modern Novels Reading 1
Reading 2 Reading Wittgenstein
Science & Technology Sewing
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Short Mat Bowling Short Mat Bowling 2
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