History & Archaeology Society

Page updated 18 Jul 2019

History & Archaeology SocietyMeetings are held in the John Corbett Room, Droitwich Community Hall, Heritage Way, Droitwich Spa, starting at 7:30pm.

Our aims are:

  • To provide a focus for interest in the town's past.
  • To educate individuals and groups about local remains of human activity with a view to conservation.
  • To encourage the current level of knowledge through research into local history and fieldwork.

Activities include:

Monthly lecture meetings, occasional visits and tours, guided town walks, monitoring development projects and, where appropriate, comment on those applications which affect local heritage. We publish a twice-yearly newsletter.

Programme of Talks from May 2019 to December 2019

1 May - History of Maps - Tony Atkinson

5 June - Royal Worcester Porcelain, A Collectors Tale - Colin Millett

3 July - Parish Churches and Medieval Society in the West Midlands - Dr. John Hunt

August - No meeting

4 September - The Norton Collection Museum - Dennis Norton

2 October - Early Industries of Kidderminster - Robert Barber

6 November - Remembering Nelly - Paul Jones

4 December - Magic Lantern Slides - Justin Hughes

Programme of Talks from January to April 2020

8 January - Richard 111: the legend, the history and the bones - Carol Southworth.

5 February - A railway journey from Dudley and Ashwood Bank to Ashworth via Evesham - Philip Jarvis

4 March - Building Medieval Cathedrals - Keith Cattell

1 April (AGM) - 31 High Street, An Architectural Gem - Lyn Blewitt

Membership information

Meeting on the first Wednesday of the month.
Meetings start at 7.30pm

John Corbett Room, Droitwich Community Hall, Heritage Way, Droitwich Spa. WR9 8RE

Members £2.00
Friends and Visitors £4.00 per meeting
Annual Membership £10.00 per person (£6.00 part-year from September)

More details from the Chairperson Roy Murphy
Tel: 01905 620576
e-mail: roy.murphy59@gmail.com.