SOLIHULL LOCAL HISTORY PROGRAMME 2018 - 2019

Monday, September 17th, 2018 - IAN SINCLAIR -  SOLIHULL AND THE HAPSBURGS - A talk on the history of the Hapsburg dynasty of Austria in recent times and the connection of members of the family with Solihull.

Monday, October 15th, 2018 - JILL KASHI - THE LITTLE MAIDS AND THE WANDERING BUTLER - This talk looks at what life was like for domestic and estate staff at Baddesley Clinton in the period 1880 - 1923

Monday, November 19th, 2018 - JANICE ANDREWS - 1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN - An illustrated talk that explains the events leading up to the festival and a description of what you would have seen there.

Monday, December 17th, 2018 - MEMBERS' CHRISTMAS EVENING - A chance for some of our members to tell us about their local history researches.

Monday,  January 21st, 2019 - PETER HILL - A HISTORY OF LAPWORTH CHURCH - A history of this important church described by Pevsner as 'A splendid church, not without problems'.

Monday, February 18th, 2019 - MICHAEL BYRNE - MISADVENTURE, MAYHEM, MURDER AND TERRORISM, TALES FROM ST MARY'S, ACOCKS GREEN - Some important events linked to the history of this church in Acocks Green

Monday, March 18th, 2019 -DAVID AND PAM HUMPHRIES -  A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME - The history of this important theatre and the stars that appeared within its walls

Monday, April 15th, 2019 -MARY BODFISH -  BEERS, BETS AND BULL-BAITING - An account of the boozy, bloody amusements of the working classes especially in Birmingham and the Black Country.

Friday, May 17th, 2019 - WEST MIDLANDS BRIDGE CLUB - AGM AND ANNUAL DINNER.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019- JOINT MEETING WITH SAG -  GEORGE DEMIDOWICZ - EVESHAM ABBEY BELL TOWER  - An account of the history and conservation of this important monument.




















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