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Past Programmes

2017

No general meeting in January

February 28thPeter Walters on “The Story of Coventry”.

March 28th AGM + Professor Rebecca Probert , “Illicit and Clandestine Marriages”.

April 25th–  a triple bill! A display about the church’s restoration; the tale of a sampler; Stare Bridge through the seasons.

May 30thSHS Committee members speaking on varied aspects of the history of St Mary the Virgin Church, Stoneleigh, and launching the summer display, Stoneleigh Church – Centuries of Change and Renewal

June 27th  – Trip to Toye, Kenning and Spencer, Bedworth. The company specialises in narrow fabric weaving, manufacturing coloured ribbons, braids and laces for military, homeland security, club, association, school and fashion markets worldwide.

No meeting in July or August

September 26th –Pete James on local industrial decline.

October 31stchange of topic: Sheila Woolf on George Eliot’s Stoneleigh connections

November 28thPete James/ Sheila Woolf on the Wroth Silver. This ceremony, which takes place in Ryton before dawn on November 11 each year, has a history stretching back a thousand years.

December  19th – Christmas Social

2018

January – no meeting

February 27 – The extraordinary story of a brooch – Sheila Woolf

March 27 – AGM and Parish Life in Pre-modern England – Professor Beat Kumin of Warwick University

April 24 – visit to Merevale Hall, with guided tour of house and gardens

May -29 – Warwickshire Women and the Fight for the Vote – Dr Sarah Richardson of Warwick University

June 26 – A History of Stoneleigh’s Almshouse Occupants, 1841-1911 – Philip Gill

July/August no meetings

September 25 – Memories of Stoneleigh School – Shirley Ball

October 30 – Folklore and Folksongs of Warwickshire and Worcestershire – Dr Richard Churchley

November 27 – Writing Your Family History – Mike Sharpe

December 18 – Christmas Social

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