Monday, 21 February 2011

WARWICKSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

On Tuesday 15 February the Warwickshire Local History members were treated to a fascinating illustrated lecture by Dr. Chris Upton, when the audience learned of the changes to the city of Birmingham principally driven through by Joseph Chamberlain as a result of the New Artisan’s Dwellings Act of 1874 whereby parts of the city centre were entirely re-modelled, grand Georgian squares and overcrowded rookeries were swept away, and Corporation Street laid out.

On Tuesday 15 March 2011, after a short Annual General Meeting, the Society is looking forward to a talk by Philip Spinks, entitled: “From Beginning to the End -, Raising a Horse Artillery Battery in Warwickshire”. The talk will cover the entire lifetime of the Battery – from 1908 to 1919, including its time at the front during World War I.

The meeting will begin 7.45pm, preceded by coffee at 7.15pm. at the Quaker Meeting House, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AX and is open to all, though there is a charge of £2.00 for non-members - refundable on the night if they join the Society.

Details of this and other Society events are available from Neville Usher, 6, The Fold, Payton Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6NJ Telephone 01789 205 043, E mail Neville.Usher@ic24.net , or on the Society’s website, http://www.warwickshirehistory.org.uk/

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