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

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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

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.

The Lost Railway

A new branch line opened from Lapworth via Rowington to Henley-in-Arden on 6th June 1894 taking the railway to Henley for the first time. Paul Baker will be giving a talk to the Lapworth History Group on 28th November at Lapworth Village Hall at 7:45pm about the amazing story of the construction of the branch line that took more than 30 years to build but ran for only 25 years.

Opening of Rowington branch from Kingswood to Henley-in-Arden – 1894

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