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.
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
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.
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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.
Secretary, Redditch Local History Society
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