To complement our monthly meetings, we have enjoyed several outings to places of local interest, for example:
- Warwick Record Office “behind the scenes”,where we were shown how to access documents relevant to our researches.
- The RASE Library, which houses nationally important books relating to the history of agriculture.
- Stoneleigh Abbey for the Repton Landscape – this followed a fascinating lecture given to the Society by Patrick McIlroy, who supervised the restoration of the landscape. We were given a guided tour of the beautiful riverside, and an explanation of the significance of Repton as landscape designer.
- Bagot’s Castle at Baginton, and church – we were privileged to be guided around the castle site by a local archaelogist who delineated the history of the castle and its excavation. Following this we enjoyed a visit to the lovely church of St John the Baptist.
- We have also visited the Weaver’s House in Spon Street, Coventry, by guided tour after a talk on its history by Nat Alcock, and in 2015.
- Arbury Hall, the “Gothick Gem of the Midlands” where we enjoyed guided tours and a super cream tea!
- the WLHS 50th anniversary party at Stoneleigh Abbey
- Merevale Hall, the home of the Dugdales
- The Birmingham Back-to-Backs