Bring Home the Hoard!

Help us “Bring the Hoard Home”…

Warwickshire Museum Service has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £62,000 to buy a major Roman coin hoard, found recently in Warwickshire.

Join us at Market Hall Museum for fundraising gala evening on Friday 5th April, from 7-  Meet guest speaker Dr Stanley Ireland of Warwick University, who catalogued the first South Warwickshire Hoard. There will be a rare chance to see the pot that the coins were found in and some examples from the previous Roman hoard, along with other treasures from Roman Warwickshire..

The hoard, made up of 440 silver denarii coins was uncovered during an archaeological dig at a Roman site on the Edge Hill in 2015. They were buried in a ceramic pot over 1900 years ago, under the floor of a building. It has been declared as Treasure and now Warwickshire Museum needs to raise £62,000 to acquire the hoard for the county. We have four months to raise the cash.  Applications have already been submitted to major grant givers, and condition of the purchase is that a minimum of £3,000 needs to be raised locally.

Tickets cost £20 and include a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival, and canapés. During the evening a raffle and auction will be held with all proceeds going to the campaign, along with all profits from the tickets and the bar.  Continue reading “Bring Home the Hoard!”

April talk

Please note that the talk on Joseph Chamberlain on 30th April has had to be changed due to unavailability of our speaker.

We will instead have a talk on the Canals of Lapworth on Rowington by Nick Holmes

See the programme page for more details

More medieval history

Those of you who enjoyed Tuesday’s fascinating talk by Dr John Hunt on Simon de Montford and the c13th Rebellion in the Midlands may be interested to know that he runs a programme of short courses and day schools at Hatton Village Hall.

The next session, from 10am to 2:30 on Friday 15th February is  entitled ‘The Devil’s Brood: the Angevins and their Empire’  – an introduction to the Angevins, the early Plantagenets family, that is, Henry II and his sons. This session costs £30.

This is followed by a study day on the Venerable Bede on 22nd March.

Much more detail is available on Dr Hunt’s website at


Fulke Greville Festival – Alcester 28-30 September

As mentioned at the meeting on 18th September, Adam Busiakievicz is co-organiser of this event in Alcester and is presenting a more in-depth history of Fulke Greville.

In addition Dr Christine Hodgetts, who is talking at our AGM on 30th October is also presenting on other historic gardens of Warwickshire (she will be talking about the garden at Warwick Castle at the AGM). Continue reading “Fulke Greville Festival – Alcester 28-30 September”

Touches of sweet harmony: a concert for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent, 25th July

The internationally renowned Passamezzo are to perform Music, words & song from Shakespeare’s England on Wednesday 25th July, 2018 in support of the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent at the 5th in a series of annual charity musical evenings organised by the Worsted Weavers Guild.

Tickets are available by clicking the link below or by contacting Richard Williams

Book tickets for the concert and reception

Continue reading “Touches of sweet harmony: a concert for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent, 25th July”

Trip to Oxford – Tuesday 26th June

Barry Kennaugh has engaged the services of Chris Peters the Proprietor of Tours of Oxford for our Trip to Oxford on Tuesday, 26th June. This is an optional activity and is NOT included in the price of the outing. Please be aware that the cost of going on this walking tour will be in the region of £3.50 per person.
The Walking Tour will include visiting New College – The Cloisters, Dining Hall & Chapel, then Trinity College and also The Divinity School ( the oldest “classroom” in the University ) set within the Bodleian Library amongst other things, and our Tour should last just over 2 hours starting from the Western Library at 10.30 A.M. following our drop-off from the Johnsons coach. Please note, there will be small additional admission charges at own cost for entry to some of the venues we will visit.
Tours of Oxford won the European Luxury Travel Guide Award in 2017 and more can be learnt about this prestigious company in Oxford guiding terms by visiting
If you are interested in this trip and haven’t yet bought a ticket then please contact Barry Kennaugh on or by phone: 07913 292263