Programme 2018

All evening meetings are held at the Conquest Theatre, Tenbury Road, Bromyard, and unless otherwise stated  start at 7.30pm.

Visitors are always very welcome but are asked to make a donation of £4.00

Fund-raising events are underlined

There are no talks in January, February & December

March 2018 – December 2018

Wednesday 14th of March. Talk. Speaker Max Hunt. Shelsley Walsh – The story of Worcestershire’s smallest parish from the 11th to the 21st century. 7.30PM at Conquest Theatre.  Visitors £4.00

Saturday 17th of March Society Coffee Morning 10.30AM till 1.00PM at Colbridge Cottage, Whitbourne, Herefordshire. WR6 5RT

Wednesday 11th of April. Talk. Speaker Dennis Williams. Defford Airfield 1941-57 The war winning radar technology that was tested and evaluated at Defford. 7.30PM at Conquest Theatre.  Visitors £4.00

Wednesday 9th of May. Talk.  Speaker David Whitehead. The Early Career of John Nash – The architect of the Brighton Pavilion, Regent Street etc., in Herefordshire 1790-1806?’ 7.30PM at Conquest Theatre.  Visitors £4.00

Saturday 15th of May Society Coffee Morning 10.00AM till 12.00PM at Paunton Cottage, Paunton, Bishops Frome. WR6 5BJ

Wednesday 6th June. Members Evening at Stoke Lacy Village Hall 7.30PM Our members get a chance to speak. Please bring along a plate of nibbles.

Tuesday 12th  June. Walk. Leader Roger Lowery. Wapley Hill Fort.  Iron age hill 2 ¼ miles SE of Presteigne covering approximately 25 acres. Car sharing. Meet at Conquest car park at 9.30 AM. Please bring a packed lunch.

Wednesday 11th  July. Coach Trip. Ashmolean Museum. – Oxford – Meet at Conquest Car park at 8.30AM. Return about 6.00PM. – Free entry. Coach £22.00 per person return. Early bird £18.00 before 1st June. Early Start:

Click on the Link to pay for this Trip Now: http://bromyardhistorysociety.org.uk/trips-payment

Monday 13th August. Trip. Red House Glass Cone Museum – A heritage site with 225 years of glass, industrial and social history within its walls. Car sharing. Meet at Conquest car park at 9.30AM. Free entry

Wednesday 12th September. Talk. Special Guest Speaker.  Kate Bliss from BBC Bargain Hunt.  Discovering Antiques.  Includes a brief history of her career, details of a few exciting ‘finds’, how she got into television and some humorous filming anecdotes.  7.30PM at Conquest Theatre.  Visitors £6.00

Wednesday 10th October. Talk. Speaker John Pittwood. Thomas Parker – Engineer – Involved with electrification of the underground and first electric car. 7.30PM at Conquest Theatre.  Visitors £4.00

Wednesday 17th October 7.30PM.  History Society AGM at the Local & Family History Centre NOT at the Conquest Theatre.

Wednesday 14th November. Talk. Speaker Peter Weston.  Redan Ridge – The Last Stand In September 1916, over two hundred men from the Herefordshire Regiment were transferred to the 11th Border Regiment to make good the losses for the Somme campaign but within weeks, 54 would perish in the final battle of the 1916 Somme operation fought on Redan Ridge.  7.30PM at Conquest Theatre.  Visitors £4.00

Saturday 17th November History Society Christmas Fair From 2.00PM

Sunday 9th of December. History Society Christmas Lunch at the Falcon Hotel 12.30 for 1.00PM

The contact for all of our Trips, Outings and Talks is David Grant. Tel: 01885 482565 or e-mail: d_grant@btinternet.com

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