Tuesday, 24 February 2015

WARWICKSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

On the 17th of February, a full house greeted Dr. Roger Pringle, former Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace, who talked about Shakespeare’s Warwickshire background, and described how the discoveries over the past thirty years had enhanced our understanding of the dramatist’s connexions with Stratford and its locality.

The next meeting of the Society will be on Tuesday the 17th of March,  when after the Annual General  Meeting, Dr Della  Hooke, President  & Editor  of  Birmingham & Warwickshire  Archaeological Society, Honorary Fellow of the University of Birmingham and editor of the Society for Landscape Studies, will talk on The Changing Landscape of Warwickshire from the Forest of Arden to the Present day.

She will look back at the Warwickshire regions as they were in pre-Norman times – much of the north mainly wood pasture, with the south long settled and cultivated – and then at the changing settlement and field patterns across the county,  including literary  descriptions of  the regions by both Michael Drayton and William Shakespeare.

The meeting will held be at the Quaker Meeting House, High Street, Warwick, CV34 4AX where coffee will be served from 6.45 p.m.

Following the AGM at 7.15 p.m. the lecture will begin at 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all, though there is a charge of £2 for guests – 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.

Email:  info@warwickshirehistory.org.uk or on  the  Society’s  website,  WWW.warwickshirehistory.org.uk

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