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New Archaeology at Baddesley Clinton

Lapworth Village Hall Old Warwick Road, Kingswood

A talk by Stephen Wass Stephen was contracted by the National Trust to review the park and gardens at Baddesley Clinton in the light of new LIDAR images they had commissioned. During the course of the work, several new sites were discovered and the whole history of the gardens rewritten. The talk will provide an

Migration of Warwickshire Labourers

Lapworth Village Hall Old Warwick Road, Kingswood

"From this ground" A performance by Michael Luntley and friends In a departure from our usual style of event, this meeting is a performance of stories, folk songs and poetry describing the  disastrous 1872 emigration of Warwickshire farm labourers to Brazil in search of a better life. Seduced by promises of land and high wages,

The Warwick Bank Crash

Lapworth Village Hall Old Warwick Road, Kingswood

A talk by Rick Thompson The Warwick & Warwickshire Bank owned by the Greenway family had been a trusted provincial bank for nearly a century. But on September 6th, 1887 the bank's buildings in Leamington and Warwick were closed with notices saying business had been suspended. The bank had gone bust with huge debts and

Transforming a City: the work of the Civic Gospel in Birmingham

Lapworth Village Hall Old Warwick Road, Kingswood

A talk by Andrew Reekes By the end of the C19th, Birmingham was regarded as the 'best governed city in Britain' . This lecture tells the story of Birmingham's civic gospel, of the physical and aesthetic transformation it inspired and the men; George Dawson, Joseph Chamberlain and others who dedicated their lives and fortunes to

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

Lapworth Village Hall Old Warwick Road, Kingswood

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

The Beauchamp Chapel

Lapworth Village Hall Old Warwick Road, Kingswood

A talk by Tim Clark Built in the C15th, to house the tomb of Richard Beauchamp at the time one of the most wealthy and powerful men in the country, 2025 will mark the 550th anniversary of his entombment. A magnificent example of European architecture, the chapel also houses the tombs of Robert Dudley, Earl