Warwickshire Local History Society’s (WLHS) first daytime talk attracts 50 people on Saturday 18th January.
50 members and visitors of Warwickshire Local History Society enjoyed a fascinating lecture about the 'modern' Warwickshire pageants, by Ellie Reid in St Michael's Meeting Centre, Budbrooke, on Saturday 18th January. The lecture ranged from Louis Parker's 1906 Warwick Pageant, Clifton on Dunsmore pageant 1910, the Women’s Institute (WI) pageant of 1930 to more recent pageants in Sutton Coldfield and Dunchurch. In addition to slides Ellie showed us several souvenir brochures. This was WLHS’s first Saturday afternoon talk, following requests from members for an alternative to the Society’s evening talks. The large turnout showed that there is demand for daytime meetings.
WLHS’s programme of events continues on Tuesday 18th February, when Dr Cathryn Enis from the University of Birmingham will talk about ‘The Wigston family network during the reign of Elizabeth 1’. The talk will start at 7.30 pm (coffee from 7 pm) at Aylesford School, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR.
There is no need to book and non-members can attend for just £3, refundable if they join the society on the day.
For more information about the society and events please visit their website, www.warwickshirehistory.org.uk. Facebook: @historysoc; Twitter: @Warwickshistsoc