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