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 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.