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The President of the Society is the eminent Archaeologist 

Simon Buteux B/A. (Hons). M.Phil., MIFA

Our Society is not as old as the above engraving of Kidderminster by an T Sanders c1780. But we have been around since 1957.

Please visit the other pages listed on the left hand side of this introductory page. There you will find more detailed information about the Society and you can explore a variety of documents and records related to history of Kidderminster, its building and its inhabitants.

This year it will be 60 years since

the founding of the Society

in 1957

So we must be doing something right!

As part of our 60th commemorations wetook part in the Heritage Opportunity Group's exhibition at Kidderminster Town Hall from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 9th September.

The focus was on the history of the Society including the following activities:-

- Information about past talks and those planned for the future.
- Information about visits and guided tours.
- A display of the Society's publications, some of which will be available to buy at a reduced price
- Saving Caldwall Tower.
- Transatlantic connections.
- Our involvement in archaeological digs including a display of artefacts from some of the digs.

Our Anniversary Lunch

"On Sunday 9th July  a lunch was held at the Brasserie Restaurant in Kidderminster as part of the Society's 60th Anniversary celebrations. Attending were past and present members and invited guests - all made welcome by Chairman Sally Dickson and President Simon Buteux. The principal guest was Mark Garnier MP for Wyre Forest who gave a most entertaining and interesting talk about the life and work of a constituency MP. He concluded by proposing a toast to the Society to which Sally Dickson responded, mentioning some of the highlights of the society's 60 years of various activities associated with local history and archaeology". 


The Anniversary cake 

This  Presidential lecture this year was given

on Wednesday 25th January 2017

"Chairman Sally Dickson taking the opportunity to congratulate President Simon Buteux on his recent appointment by Historic England as Principal Adviser of Heritage at Risk for the East of England when he visited Kidderminster to give his Annual Presidential Lecture".

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