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