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 2019-20

The society  welcome 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


Saturday, 13th April –   25th Anniversary Supper & Archive
                     2 speakers on the Aston Cantlow Halt  and local railway
                     (ASTON CANTLOW VILLAGE HALL)

Monday, 13th May  – “From the Pillory to the Prison Cell”   Ginny Davis                                                                 (A history of  criminal punishment from the 16th to                                                                       the 21st  Century)               

Monday, 3rd June  – Visit to Naseby Battlefield   Stephen Barker

Monday, 8th July – “Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – Return t0 Broadway”                                             Richard Johnson

Thursday, 1st August –  Guided Visit to Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Monday, 9th September – “Daisy, Countess of Warwick”      David Howe                                                                       (A true story of politics, sex and royal scandals)

Monday, 11th November – “The Victorian Village School”  Anne Langley

Monday, 9th December – Christmas Lunch – Venue to be advised


Monday, January 13th – “Development of New Place”  Nic Fulcher

Monday, March 9th – AGM and Social Evening