Worcester

Local History 1

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

Leader Dennis Chamberlain.

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 Dennis Chamberlain, with help from Val Hibbitt and John Wrightson.

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

Topics in 2019-20 have included, History of Northwick, The Crofts of Croft Castle, Past life in Worcester, Worcester Carriers, Droitwich Brine Riots, Worcester’s Benedictine Monastery, Hewell Grange, Thomas Brock, Rockets in Kidderminster, and the forgotten legacy of Local Newspapers.

A visit was made to The Commandery. However, one planned to The Gordon Russell Design Museum, Broadway and the Kidderminster town walk, to view sites of historical interest, have been put forward to 2021 because of Coronavirus.

Thanks are due to Cheryl Robertson, Bill Holliday and Jill Evans for their support and to our group members who all share a keen interest in local history.

In 2020-21 we have a full programme planned. Topics will include, Fire in Worcestershire, Worcester Buildings, Dr John Wall, History of Hanley Castle, Earls Beauchamp and the Lygon Family of Madresfield, Roman Worcester, Malvern Scientists, Droitwich Salt, Worcester’s Literary Connections and Lady Howard de Walden. Hopefully, something for everyone!

In addition to the two visits carried over from last season, we hope to visit The Norton Collection Museum in Bromsgrove

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 2020

NB The new programme would normally begin in September. In 2020-21, we shall resume our meetings and pick up the planned programme as soon as control of Coronavirus makes it safe to do so.
From September 2020, some Virtual meetings are available using Zoom. Please contact the Group Leader for information.

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Art - Painting - Basic Art - Painting - Basic 2
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Art and Philosophy Art Discussion
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Bridge 1 (Duplicate) Bridge 2 (Rubber/Chicago)
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