RLHS Newsletter February 2020

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available and can be downloaded at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletters/2020_2_11_February_Newsletter.pdf  (web optimized pdf file of about 300 KB)

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  (link to Redditch History Society Website)

Our next Meeting at the Oasis Christian Centre is on Monday 9th March 2020 and is ‘Off to the Workhouse – the poor are always with us’ by Dr Richard Churchley, a Local and Family Historian.

You can view the programme of all our 2020 meetings at  http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/meetings.htm  and you can also download a pdf copy from the same page.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

Next meeting – Monday 10th February 2020

After our break in January, we begin 2020 with our first meeting on Monday 10th February.

The presentation is by the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service and will be given by given by a Paul Hudson, the Learning & Outreach Manager. It is entitled ‘Stories from the Archives’ and is an introduction into the wide variety of historical sources they hold, and the stories they contain and tell, about the people and places in the local region. If you ever wondered what there is at the Hive which is of interest to the history of the local area, then this is an ideal opportunity to find out.

We are now looking at our programme for 2021 and, as always, we would like to have a mix of outside speakers and members, ideally 4 of each, as well as our member’s reading of local memories, short films after the AGM and our Christmas event (11 meetings). The listing of our 2020 meetings can be found on our meetings page http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/meetings.htm and we have copies of our leaflet available at our meetings and various outlets.

If you are interested in being involved as a speaker or reader, or if you have recommendations for outside speakers, please contact me at anthony.green@RLHS.org.uk. The Society is very willing to support members who have local knowledge and wish to give a talk and will give help in producing a presentation.

Our 2020 exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch is entitled ‘ 75 tears ago: the end of WW2’ and details of the exhibition can be found on our exhibition poster which can be downloaded from our activities page http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/activities.htm

This year, we did not really look at ideas for the 2020 exhibition until the end of 2019, so it was all rather a rush. However, we believe we have an excellent subject with opportunities for members to be involved. So, we aim to begin this process much earlier this year to find a suitable topic for our exhibition in 2021, and possibly 2022. In choosing a topic it is important to have a subject where we know we will have enough material to produce a satisfactory exhibition.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

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

web: www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk

Mobile Version of Website

Apologies to anyone who uses a mobile phone to visit the Redditch Local History Society website  http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/

I was contacted recently with a problem that the website was still showing the information for 2019 and not 2020.

I was a bit confused as I updated the site immediately after our December 2019 meeting. However, as the enquirer was interested in next year’s programme, I gave them a direct link to the leaflet http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/index_htm_files/programme_2020.pdf which met their immediate need.

Yesterday, I suddenly realised that although I had fully updated the website for ‘large screen’ computers, i.e. tablets and above, in December, I had not updated the website for the small screen, mobile phone, version. This occurred because the software I use, although it makes it ‘easy’ to create a ‘phone version, does not do this automatically and so I, effectively, have to maintain two versions of the site.

I have now made this update and all users should see the latest information.

I am always happy to receive comments concerning the site and I am always ready to respond.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

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

General News Update January

As a Society we often receive notifications from similar organisations concerning items which may be of interest to our members. I have put recent ones together in this news release.

A new local history book has been released entitled ‘Diary of a Studley Gentleman: The Private Journal of Rowland Hill, Needlemaker of Studley & Ipsley 1847-1849’. The story behind this book and how you can obtain a copy can be found in a pdf download from our site at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/documents/Diary_of_a_Studley_Gentleman.pdf

Redditch Railway Interest Group, who meet at Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch, have released their 2020 programme leaflet. Programme and contact details can be downloaded from our site as a pdf file at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/documents/RRIG2020.pdf

Redditch Military History Society, who meet at the Bridge Church Community Hall, in Headless Cross, have released their 2020 programme leaflet. Programme and contact details can be downloaded from our site as a pdf file at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/documents/RMHS2020.pdf

Friends of the Mercian Regiment Museum, which is based in Worcester, has released their programme of activities for 2020. The programme and contact details can be downloaded from our site as a pdf file at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/documents/MercianRegiment2020.pdf

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

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

web: www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk

 

RLHS Newsletter January 2020

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. We do not have a meeting in January, but I thought it was worthwhile to give an update on our activities.

This edition can be downloaded at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletters/2020_1_10_January_Newsletter.pdf  (web optimized pdf file of about 300 KB)

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  (link to Redditch History Society Website)

We have also issued our programme leaflet for 2020. You can view this at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/meetings.htm  and you can also download a pdf copy from the same page.

You will also find details and a link for our 2020 exhibition at our activities page http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/activities.htm

Finally, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

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

web: www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk

Our Programme of Meetings for 2020

We have now issued our programme of meetings at the Oasis Christian Centre, Plymouth Road for 2020.

We have our usual mix of local history talks from outside speakers and members, 4 of each, as well as member’s reading of local memories based on this year’s very successful exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum, short local history films after the AGM and our Christmas event. This is 11 meetings running from February to December.

We meet on the second Monday of the month, except the April AGM which is on the third Monday due to the date of Easter Monday in 2020. Meetings begin at 2.00 pm and last for approximately 2 hours, it begins with a presentation, which lasts about one hour, and this is followed by refreshments and an opportunity for discussion.

As a history society we believe it is important to have a good involvement from members and we are pleased that we are able to do this.

The leaflet will be available at all our meetings and, in the New Year, outlets such as the Palace Theatre, Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch Library and other locations.

It can also be viewed at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/meetings.htm and downloaded in pdf format from our website at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/index_htm_files/programme_2020.pdf

We will now begin to look at our programme for 2021.

We aim for a mix of local history talks from outside speakers and members, ideally 4 of each, as well as a presentation where member’s read narratives from our local history, short history films after the AGM in April and our Christmas event.   If you have ideas for our programme, please feel free to contact me.

This is probably my last post for 2019, so have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

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

RLHS Newsletter December 2019

The latest, and the last for 2019, 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 350 KB) can be downloaded at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/index_htm_files/2019_1_9_December_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

This was the last Meeting of 2019 and we look forward to 2020.

There is no meeting in January, although I will produce a newsletter, and our first meeting of 2020 will be on February 12th and will be, as always, at the Oasis Christian Centre, Plymouth Road, beginning at 2.00pm.

The presentation at the meeting will be ‘Stories from the Archives’ using examples of sources for our local region and Redditch, given by a speaker from the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service.

I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

RLHS Newsletter November 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 350 KB) can be downloaded at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/index_htm_files/2019_1_8_November_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 last Meeting of 2019 is at the Oasis Christian Centre on Monday 16th December beginning at 2.00 pm. (tea/coffee/biscuits/mince pies included)

At the meeting Graham Smith is giving a talk is called ‘The story of Christmas Traditions’ and we will be distributing our programme leaflet of speakers for our 2020 season with an overview of the different talks.

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

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

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

2019 Redditch Local History Society Exhibition, ‘My Redditch Memories’

The 2019 Redditch Local History Society Exhibition, ‘My Redditch Memories’, runs from 31st October to 24th November 2019 in the Gallery of the Forge Mill Needle Museum

This exhibition features the memories of Redditch residents past and present, many recently recorded and never displayed before. Where possible, these memories have been illustrated with documents and photographs from the society archives.

This exhibition looks at both the pre-New Town ‘old’ Redditch as well as people who came to Redditch with the New Town Development and gives a picture of life in the town over the past decades.

It charts the significant change in population, industry and housing and looks at how Redditch has continually re-created its own identity

Details can be found on the RLHS leaflet which can be downloaded from

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

For more details concerning entry times etc., please visit the Forge Mill Needle Museum Website

http://www.forgemill.org.uk/web/exhibitions/

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