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2021 Programme


2021 programme – our tenth anniversary year!


(The talks will  be delivered via Zoom until further notice)


  • January 26 – Bill Crofts. This strictly non-technical talk will describe The University of Warwick’s 4th satellite mission, WUSAT-3, (conceived in Stoneleigh!). Its objective is to test a novel method of monitoring tagged wildlife from Space.
  • February 23 – Jill Kashi – a guide at Baddesley Clinton. “The Little Maids and the Wandering Butler.” Life in domestic service at Baddesley Clinton from the 1880s to 1923.
  • March 23 – AGM and change of programme: Peter James will talk on “The Girl who invaded America”. Born in Foleshill in 1862, the heroine of the story was the daughter of a silk weaver. She sailed to Philadelphia aged just seventeen…what happened next?
  • April 27 – Peter Walters will talk about his current project, an historical layering of maps of Coventry for the interactive website Coventry Atlas.
  • May 25–the outing to Maxstoke Castle being postponed, Sheila Woolf will talk on “Philip Larkin and Coventry.”
  • June 29 – Georgie Hale will talk about her experience of being shipwrecked in the Antarctic.
  • No meetings in July/August
  • September 24 –  a grand show, in conjunction with the Stoneleigh Male Voice Choir and the Stoneleigh Ladies Choir, celebrating a thousand years of Stoneleigh History.
  • September 28 – David Morse. The Warwickshire Home Guard of WW2.
  • October 26 – Dr Richard Churchley. Old pubs and lost hostelries – their history, strange names and stories.
  • November 30 TBA, but probably a celebration of our decade of existence.