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:


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


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.


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


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