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AGM followed by Needle Making in Worcs and Warwickshire 1640-1940

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This meeting will start earlier than our usual time with the first part of the meeting given over to our AGM

the AGM will be followed, at approximately 7:45, by a talk by Richard Churchley

Dr. Richard Churchley, a local historian, will give an illustrated talk outlining the development of the needle trade in Warwickshire & Worcestershire from its beginnings in the C17th to its demise in the C20th. From a small cottage industry it expanded to become a major industry in the Redditch, Alcester & Studley area, at its height employing thousands of men, women and children in the production of needles and fish hooks that were exported all over the world.


October 22
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Lapworth Village Hall
Old Warwick Road
Kingswood, B94 6LD
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Nick Holmes
07710 087347

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