Marton Village, Warwickshire

Local History Group: December 2019 Update

In November the Group were given an entertaining talk by Graham Sutherland, pictured, entitled “Stand and Deliver”, about the truths and myths of highway robbers.

The next meeting is on January 27th at 7.30pm in the village hall. At this meeting Judy Frodsham will talk about what can be learnt about Marton from the Civil War records. As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

Local History Group: November 2019 Update

In October the Group were given a fascinating talk by Pieta Greaves, pictured, about the Church’s zinc sign restoration. A summary of this talk is available here.

The next meeting is on November 18th at 7.30pm in the village hall. We have a well-known local and very entertaining speaker, Graham Sutherland, who will give a talk about Highwaymen. As usual, all are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

Local History Group: May 2019 Update

In May the Group had guided walk around historic Kineton, ably led by Mike Johnson (pictured). This took in many historic buildings from the church’s west tower, said to date from 1315, to the north side of the market square where there is a row of five tenements that were once alms houses dating from the early 17th century.

This was the last Group event until the new season starts in October. More details about the new season will be announced nearer the time.

Local History Group: February 2019 Update

Leamington Hastings Church

In February the Group had a (morning) visit to Leamington Hastings Alms Houses and church. This included the talk about the church’s restoration which was originally planned for the March meeting. Many thanks to Joan S. for organising this.

This means that there will no longer be a Group meeting in March and the next meeting will be on April 29th, 7.30pm in the village hall. This will be the Group’s AGM (free entry and free glass of wine), followed by Group members giving a presentation on “recent finds in the museum”. Do come along to the AGM so you can share your thoughts and ideas about meeting topics for the next season

Local History Group: January 2019 Update

In January the Group were entertained (yet) again by Susan and her father Neville with their continued story of the history of the vicars of Marton. The (new) slides from this talk are at this link.

There is no meeting in the hall in February, instead there is a morning tour around Leamington Hastings (Alms Houses and Church). Provisionally meeting in Leamington Hastings at 10.45am. Please contact Joan Sherratt if you wish to attend and she will let you know about the definitive arrangements.

The next meeting in the hall is on 25th March.

Local History Group: November 2018 Update

At the October meeting David Fry (pictured) gave a talk about Princethorpe based around early 20th century photos. A summary of this talk is on the website at this link.

The next meeting will be on Monday 19th November at 7.30pm in the village hall (note NOT last Monday of the month), at which there will be a talk by members about their National Service experiences. All are welcome, entrance fee £3, including a glass of wine.

Local History Group: May 2018 Update

Great Grandfather’s chair

In April the Group had its AGM followed by a “Bring and Tell” session; thanks once again to Bobbie, David, Wiz, Jane, Arthur, Andrea, Howard and Joan for their contributions to this (pictured: Bobbie’s old chair).

The last Group event of the season is on Monday 21st May when we have a guided walk around “old Kenilworth”, starting at 6.30pm from the Abbey Fields carpark. We will then have a summer recess and restart on Monday 29th October.