RLHS Newsletter for October 2019

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. This monthly newsletter contains the latest meeting report, society notices, information on the next meeting and other information related to current events.

The current edition (web optimized pdf file of about 300 KB) can be downloaded at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/index_htm_files/2019_1_7_October_Newsletter.pdf

We welcome supporters and members to our exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum entitled ‘My Redditch Memories’ and runs from 31st October to 24th November 2019. Details can be found on our leaflet which can be downloaded from

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/documents/2019/Exhibition_2019.pdf

A link to the current newsletters and to an archive of the earlier version can be found at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm

Our next Meeting at the Oasis Christian Centre is on Monday 11th November beginning at 2.00 pm.

The talk is entitled ‘The Paolozzi Mosaics’ and is given by Philip Roberts.

Please visit our website for all the latest information on our activities.

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

RLHS Newsletter for September

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. This monthly newsletter contains the latest meeting report, society notices, information on the next meeting and other information related to current events.

The current edition (web optimized pdf file of about 300 KB) can be downloaded at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/index_htm_files/2019_1_6_September_Newsletter.pdf

This newsletter replaces Redditch History Matters, which was produced and distributed from August 2011 to April 2019.

We plan to produce an annual journal of extensive articles on Redditch History in the first quarter of each year. Please follow our news bulletins concerning this and we are happy to receive any contributions. Please contact our Archivist, Derek Coombes, at our e-mail contact@redditchhistory.org.uk.

A link to the current newsletters and to an archive of the earlier version can be found at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm

Our next Meeting at the Oasis Christian Centre is on Monday 14th October beginning at 2.00 pm.

The presentation is entitled ‘Bordesley Abbey’ and is given by Don Vincent, who has done much research on the subject and is a volunteer guide for the Abbey ruins.

Please visit our website for all the latest information on our activities.

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

Explore the Past Autumn 2019 leaflet

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service have released their Autumn 2019 events leaflet, which contains our workshops, talks and events for the next few months. Their annual Worcestershire Archaeology Day which is on 26 October this year.

New this time is an intriguing workshop for reading Latin documents, in response to a request from a local group (not ours!). One of their archivists will be leading this, focusing on manorial documents. The emphasis will be on the type of documents and the use of Latin within them so they will assume a basic knowledge of Latin rather than teaching Latin.

You can download their leaflet from our website at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/documents/2019/WAAS%20Events%20Autumn%202019

The events can be booked online at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/explore-the-past-events.html.

 

Our talk on September 9th ‘A walk around Eastern Redditch using a 1903 OS map’.

Many thanks to the Redditch Standard in their printed edition (on-line version at  https://redditchstandard.co.uk/editions/view/?/Redditch/2019/08/23&pages=048  (page 21)),  for their preview of our Local History talk on September 9th entitled ‘A walk around Eastern Redditch using a 1903 OS map’.

This is given by (me) Anthony Green and I gave a similar, well received, talk in 2017 which covered the Western area of the town.

The walk route is split into six sections. At the beginning of each section there is a video clip of how it looks today and this is followed by historic images of how it looked around the time of the map. The main purpose is to illustrate how, although there is a belief that ‘old Redditch has disappeared’, there is still much to see today.

Our local history meetings begin at 2.00 pm and last for approximately 2 hours; the presentation lasts about one hour and this is followed by refreshments and Society business, event and project news. Non-members are welcome to our meetings and will be charged £3 entrance which is refundable against the membership fee of £15 if joining on the day (reduced fee of .

The venue for the meetings is the Oasis Christian Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, B974QB

For details of all our meetings please visit http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/meetings.htm

Royal Enfield Talk at August Meeting

We had a nice write up in the Redditch Standard https://redditchstandard.co.uk/ of our August meeting when John Budgen gave a talk on the history of the Royal Enfield.

His presentation was entitled ‘Story of the Royal Enfield and the men who made it’ . John , who is the Chairman of the Midland Group of the Royal Enfield Owners Club, produced this presentation specifically for our Society.

Our next Meeting at the Oasis Christian Centre is on Monday 9th September beginning at 2.00 pm. And the presentation is entitled ‘A walk around Eastern Redditch using a 1903 OS map’ and is given by our secretary Tony Green.

August Newsletter

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. This monthly newsletter contains the latest meeting report, society notices, information on the next meeting and other information related to current events.

The current edition (web optimized pdf file of about 300 KB) can be downloaded at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/index_htm_files/2019_1_5_August_Newsletter.pdf

A link to the current newsletters and to an archive of the earlier version can be found at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm

Our next Meeting at the Oasis Christian Centre is on Monday 9th September beginning at 2.00 pm.

The presentation is entitled ‘A walk around Eastern Redditch using a 1903 OS map’ and is given by me, Tony Green.

The walk route is split into six sections. At the beginning of each section there is a video clip of how it looks today and this is followed by historic images of how it looked around the time of the map.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

e-mail: anthony.green@RLHS.org.uk

 

Monday 12th August Meeting – Story of the Royal Enfield and the men who made it

The next Meeting of the Redditch Local History Society is at the Oasis Christian Centre is on Monday 12th August beginning at 2.00 pm.

The presentation at the meeting is entitled ‘Story of the Royal Enfield and the men who made it’ and is given by John Budgen who is the Chairman of the Midland Group of the Royal Enfield Owners Club.

In this presentation John will be using video clips and original images to tell the story of the Royal Enfield from its beginnings in Hunt End , to its heyday in its Hewell Road site and on to its existence today as a product manufactured in India but still showing its Redditch origins.

John has always been supportive of Royal Enfield activities in Redditch with events at Forge Mill Needle Museum, Church Green and Arrow Valley Visitor Centre and is heavily involved in many other activities in Redditch.

His talk is based upon the people who made the Royal Enfield and he has an enviable knowledge of the range of motorcycles produce by this iconic brand.

He will be bringing a range of printed documents for visitors to peruse.

This is a ‘must see’ talk by anyone interested in the Royal Enfield Motorcycle Company.

Non-members are welcome to our meetings and will be charged £3 entrance which is refundable against the membership fee of £15 if joining on the day. Details of our range of local history presentations and details of the location can be found at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/meetings.htm

Newsletter July 2019

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. This monthly newsletter contains the latest meeting report, society notices, information on the next meeting and other information related to current events.

The current edition (web optimized pdf file of about 300 KB) can be downloaded at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/index_htm_files/2019_1_4_July_Newsletter.pdf

A link to the current newsletters and to an archive of the earlier version can be found at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm

Our next Meeting at the Oasis Christian Centre is on Monday 12th August beginning at 2.00 pm.

The presentation is entitled ‘Story of the Royal Enfield and the men who made it’ and is given by John Budgen who is the Chairman of the Midland Group of the Royal Enfield Owners Club.

John has been supportive of Royal Enfield activities in Redditch with events at Forge Mill Needle Museum, Church Green  and Arrow Valley Visitor Centre and is heavily involved in may other activities in Redditch. His talk is based upon the people who made the Royal Enfield and he has an enviable knowledge of the range of motorcycles produce by this iconic brand.

This is a ‘must see’ talk by anyone interested in the Royal Enfield Motorcycle Company.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

e-mail: anthony.green@RLHS.org.uk

web: www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk

Newsletter June 2019

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. This monthly newsletter contains the latest meeting report, society notices, information on the next meeting and other information related to current events.

The current edition (web optimized pdf file of less than 300 KB) can be downloaded at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/index_htm_files/2019_1_3_June_Newsletter.pdf

This new format newsletter replaces Redditch History Matters, which was produced and distributed from August 2011 to April 2019, and contained a range of information related to the Society and the history of the area.

A link to the current newsletters and to an archive of the earlier version can be found at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm

The Society will be at the June 15th Bandstand Event.  This is themed as a “Vintage Day” and we will be sharing the Community Gazebo with other groups and will be promoting this year’s Carnival Event being held on September 28th. Members are invited to help us promote the society or just come along and share the event.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

e-mail: anthony.green@RLHS.org.uk

web: www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk

Meeting on Monday 13th May

The next meeting of the Redditch Local History Society will be on Monday 13th May 2019 at the Oasis Christian Centre, Plymouth Road

The presentation for the meeting is 19th Century Rogues and Murders in Worcestershire and is given by Vanessa Morgan.
Born and brought up in Worcestershire,

Vanessa has always had an interest in history and for the last twenty years worked as a professional genealogist.

She is also a local speaker and gives numerous talks which include genealogy and local murders.

Also at the meeting, during the coffee break, Lyndsey Berry from Redditch Borough Council will be seeking members views on what changes members would like to see in the Town Centre as part of a planned major regeneration programme.

Membership of the Redditch Local History Society runs for the season from the Annual General Meeting in April to the following April AGM. The current membership fee is £15, which covers entry to all meetings during the current season. Individuals joining in October, covering meetings to the following April AGM (5 meetings), pay a reduced fee of £7.50 (50%). Non-members are welcome to meetings for whom there will be a £3 entrance charge. This is refundable against the membership fee if joining the society at the meeting.

Please visit:  http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/ to follow our activities.