No general meeting in January
February 28th – Peter 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 30th – SHS 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 31st – change of topic: Sheila Woolf on George Eliot’s Stoneleigh connections
November 28th – Pete 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
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