PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Non-members are welcome to our meetings. At talks there is a small charge of £2 for members and £3 for non-members. Walks are £1 and £2 respectively.
Beginning in March 2020 and during the Covid-19 pandemic all our physical meetings were cancelled until further notice.
Now the restrictions have eased we are arranging to have 'real' meetings once more:
Tuesday 12th October at the Museum of Carpet, Green Street at 7.30pm. Max Keen will deliver his talk 'The English Civil War in Bewdley, Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Worcester'. Those attending this meeting are asked to wear masks where possible.
Monday 15th November at the Museum of Carpet, Green Street at 7.30pm. John Billingham will present his talk 'Another Ramble around Worcestershire’. This follows on from the talk he gave us a year or two ago called 'A Ramble around Worcestershire'. Those attending this meeting are asked to wear masks where possible.
We are also planning a Christmas Event - details to follow.
In January 2021 we decided to arrange for the Society to have talks by Zoom. These are not to everyone's taste but they did, at least, enable members and friends to meet (albeit virtually) and view presentations by selected speakers.
There was also one very positive benefit: Members were able to join with us for the first time from Australia and Canada despite the sometimes awkwardness of the time differences.
Tuesday 26th January at 7.15 for 7.30pm. A talk by Mike Loftus entitled - 'How Kidderminster got its ‘Great Wall’
Monday 8th March at 7.15 for 7.30pm. A talk by Heather Flack entitled - ‘Walking Local History’.
Tuesday 13th April at 7.15 for 7.30pm. A talk by Ned Williams 'An Englishman's Home is His Castle'.
Monday 17th May at 7.15 for7.30pm. Annual General Meeting and a short c20 minute talk by Alexandra Powell on 'How Kidderminster is Shaping up'. Alex is the newly appointed Business Improvement District (BID) manager for Kidderminster.
Presently we have no further Zoom talks planned.
Tuesday 15th June: Canal Walk to Pratts Wharf and back. Meet at Weavers Wharf 6.30pm. Parking free after 6.30pm.
Monday 19th July: Wyre Forest Visitor Centre 6.00pm. The walk route we shall follow is the ‘Woodpecker Trail’, a duration of 2.2miles/3.5km. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and keep your fingers crossed for fine weather too! The walk is free of charge, but there is a car park charge of £4 for 2 hours (the revenue from this goes into forest resources), so as far as possible, it’s suggested we car-share. An idea of numbers would be beneficial, and also anyone who’s able give a lift or lifts to others.
Please use the 'Contact Us' page if you would like to take part.
More information can be found at Wyre Forest Centre. The walk will be unguided, but there are lots of information points en route. Following the walk the Running Horse Pub nearby is available for refreshment.
Wednesday 8th September: Canal walk to Wolverley and back. Meet at Weavers Wharf 6.30pm
Saturday 9th October: Heritage walk around Kidderminster. A 'Stretton Stroll' - organised by the Heritage Opportunities Group in recognition of the Kidderminster Doctor Dynasty who gave so much to improve the health of the people of Kidderminster over nearly 100 years. This comprises a 'Walking Talk' to St John's Church where there will be talks about the Workhouse, and about the Stretton Windows and St. John’s Church. Refreshments available at the Church. Meet at the Town Hall at 10.55am. There is a charge of £5.