Sunday, 7 June 2015

WARWICKSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY - Forthcoming event

Avon Carrow House

On Saturday the 9th of May, the Society visited Coleshill, a historic town which dates back to Roman times, is mentioned in the Domesday Book as a town which nestled within the Forest of Arden, and during the 17th and 18th Century became a popular coaching town as travellers between London and Liverpool used the town as an overnight stopover on their journey.

On Saturday the 13th of June, the Society will be visiting Avon Dassett, meeting at 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church from which there will be a guided walk around Avon Dassett which will include visits to the recently restored Anglican church, and various other places not easily accessible, including the Old Rectory, the two country houses (Bitham Hall and Avon Carrow), the Roman Catholic chapel and a number of cottages of architectural and historic interest.  

The visit will end with tea at the nineteenth century Reading Room at approximately 4 p.m.

The cost of the visit will be £12 for members or £14 for guests.

Booking in advance is essential by the 30th of May at the latest.   Bookings should be made to Neville Usher, 6, The Fold, Payton Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6NJ, telephone 01789 205 043.

E mail: info@warwickshirehistory.org.uk or on the Society’s website, www.warwickshire.org.uk

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