Activities & Programme


Exhibitions and Workshops

Exhibitions and workshops are organised by the Archive Committee and held in Aston Cantlow Village Hall.  Quantities of new material are usually exhibited and the workshop gives an opportunity for members to help in cataloguing and archiving information that is received on a regular basis. In particular the monthly Vine  publication has now been largely catalogued and referenced back to its earliest origins, giving a valuable insight into life in the villages and hamlets of the parish over several decades.


Programme 2022-23

The society welcomes visitors and new members to their meetings so if you are interested in the history of Aston Cantlow, Wilmcote, Newnham and the other local areas, come along to a meeting and get involved.

All meetings in Wilmcote Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. unless  stated otherwise


Monday, 14th March –   AGM  plus
                                               Val Horton presents her book “Its not all about                                                   Shakespeare” – aspects of life in Stratford in the                                                   19th century.

Monday, 9th May  – “A Young Borough Copper”   David Sweeney                                                                (The adventures and humorous stories of a young rookie                                             policeman and his colleagues making his way in the “Borough”,                                                mixed with a bit of history and nostalgia. You will never see the                                                        police force in the same light again!              

 June  –                            Visit around Southam’s Heritage Trail

Monday, 11th July – Tudor food  “Tasting the past, it wasn’t all gruel and pease pottage”                                           Pat Atkins

 August –                       Visit to Berkeley Castle and Corinium

Monday, 12th September – “The Rise and Fall of Worcestershire’s Witley Court”                                         Ray Sturdy       (A spectacular home was created by                                           the Dudley family before its untimely demise.  Today the                                                   restored grounds and the unique Perseus and Andromeda fountain                                           are open to visitors.)

Monday, 14th November – “Have you spotted any flares tonight?”  Mike Bunn                                                     The true story of the events of the 14/15th  November,  1940,                                          when Coventry Cathedral was destroyed.

Monday, 12th December – Christmas Lunch – Venue to be advised


Monday, 9th January -“Warwickshire and the Holbeche Family ” Laurence Ince                                                        The Holbeche family arrived in Warwickshire in the late                                               15thC and lived in the county until early 20thC. 

Monday, 13th March – AGM    plus speaker TBA