Annual programme


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30th Jan

William Gascoyne: the ambitious stonemason. Kevin Hunt tells the story of a man responsible for many of the well-known buildings in Leamington Spa.

13th Feb

A visit to Princethorpe College for their "Hidden Princethorpe" tour at 2pm.

27th Feb

Who's ever heard of Hamstall? Sheila Woolf examines some surprisingly close connections between the villages of Stoneleigh and Ashow in Warwickshire and the small village of Hamstall Ridware in Staffordshire.

26th Mar

From Edburga to Elvis: unusual saints and their churches. Richard Churchley returns with another fascinating subject.

30th Apr

Coventry Murders - stories from the 1800s. Professional genealogist, writer and local historian Vanessa Morgan takes us through some scandals from her book of the same name, published by the History Press.

21st May

(Note earlier date) The Building of St Mary's in six people. Tim Clark, church historian at St Mary's explores the influence of six people who have left their mark on this beautiful building, which celebrated its 900th anniversary in 2023.

25th Jun

Five Formidable Local Females. Margaret Rushton of the Leamington History group examines the stories of some remarkable women.

24th Sep

History unearthed: metal detecting finds from the local area. A presentation by the Warwickshire Metal Detecting Club.

29th Oct

Coventry War Memorial Park Remembrance Trees. Representing the Friends of the War Memorial Park Gill Mills and Bob Bristow describe this poignant and important project.

26th Nov

Stoneleigh, Sugar and Slavery. Sheila Woolf tells a tale of Stoneleigh's role in a dark episode of the seventeenth century - a story of surprises...

17th Dec

Christmas Social

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