The Society was formed in 1994 and covers the area of the Parish of Aston Cantlow, including the villages of Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote, together with the hamlets of Little Alne, Newnham and Shelfield. The main object is the promotion of interest in community, local and general history, through talks, meetings, outings, and by participating in history based events. A further purpose is the undertaking of research projects, including audio and video interviews, photographic recording, the collection and compilation of archive material, and the publication of information.
The Society holds regular meetings on the second Monday of alternate months in the medieval Guild Room of Aston Cantlow Village Hall. Visits to historic properties and other places of interest are organised during the summer months.
An extensive archive of items of local historic interest has been built up which is housed in a special archive room in Aston Cantlow Village Hall. Material from the archive is exhibited at exhibitions in Aston Cantlow and in other local villages
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