Lapworth and Rowington in the Civil War

I have been contacted by Maureen Harris who is organising a project, which is being run through ‘The Friends of Warwickshire Record Office’ and the Dugdale Society, for volunteers from LHSs and Civic Societies etc all over Warwickshire to help with the transcription of an important series of Parliamentarian ‘Loss Accounts’ compiled for nearly 200 parishes all over Warwickshire in 1646/7.

The accounts detail the losses from parishes and named individuals from onerous war-time taxation, billeting of soldiers and plunder, as the armies marched back and forth across the county between 1642 and 1646. Maureen is looking for 1 or 2 volunteers  with no or little experience of reading C17th original records or visiting record offices to help with the transcriptions after training in reading C17th hand-writing and with on-going support, visits, expert talks and background information.  Continue reading “Lapworth and Rowington in the Civil War”

Girl Guiding in Lapworth

I have had an enquiry from Ellie Gill who is the current Guide Leader in Lapworth and is wondering if anyone knows anything about the history of Girl Guides in Lapworth

Girlguiding Warwickshire believe that the group dates to 1958 which would make this year their 60th anniversary.

Can anyone help with information, pictures or contacts of people who may know more?

Do you recognise anyone in this photo or can you perhaps date it?

Lapworth Girl Guides. Captain – Miss Bradshaw

If you can give any information, please comment below or contact Nick Holmes who will pass on the information to Ellie or put you in touch with her.