Marton Village, Warwickshire

Local History Group: December 2017 Update

David Morse

The well-attended November meeting were engrossed by a talk by David Morse (pictured) about the history of the local Home Guard. A brief summary of his talk is at this link.

There is no meeting in December. The next meeting is on 29th January when Susan will give the second episode of her talk about the vicars of Marton.

All welcome, entrance fee £3, includes a glass of wine.

Local History Group: November 2017 Update

No 48 High St, c. 1910. Mrs Baskott.

The new season got off to a good start with a well-attended meeting in which a talk was given about the history of Meadow Bank in the Chapel End section of High Street. The house history information from the meeting, including the memories of those present, has been added to the History section of the village website.

The next meeting is on November 27th where a talk will be given by an external speaker, David Morse, about the history of the local Home Guard. All welcome, entrance fee £3, includes a glass of wine.

Local History Group: May 2017 Update

This month the Group had its AGM at which the past year was reviewed and possible talks for next season were discussed. The notes of this meeting will be circulated to Group members. David Fry (pictured) also gave a talk about building developments in Marton in the first half of the 20th century. An overview of this talk can be found at this link.

Next meeting: 22nd May, Harbury High Street in carpark behind the library, for a prompt 6:45pm start to a guided walk around that village.

The May meeting is the last of the season. The new season will start in October 2017.

Local History Group: April 2017 Update

In March Sheila Woolf (pictured) gave the Group a talk about Cordelia Leigh. A summary of this talk is given below.

The next meeting is on 24th April at 7.30pm in the village hall. This is the AGM at which plans for the next season will be discussed. This will be followed by a talk by Group members about the Marton village building plans between 1900 and 1940, giving an insight to how the village developed during this period. All welcome, entrance is free and still includes a glass of wine!

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Local History Group: January 2017 Update

In January Susan Baria and her father Neville Wiseman (pictured left) gave a well-received talk about the vicars and curates of Marton in the 19th century. The slides for this talk are at this link. Further talks about the vicars and the vicarage are planned for future meetings.

The next meeting is on 27th February at 7.30pm in the village hall, when a talk will be given by Julie Chamberlain about Marton in 18th C via wills and inventories. All welcome, entrance fee £3 includes a glass of wine.