SNIPPETS FROM SOME OF OUR PAST MEETINGS


30th November 2016


Julia Lowe and colleagues introduced the Society to 'Music and Dances from the Tudor Court'. Members' participation was compulsory - almost.


1st March 2017


This photograph shows some of the equipment brought along by Jason O'Keefe when he spoke to us on 1st march 2017 about Medieval Archery.


8th March 2017


Ian Dury shows us the Stourbridge 'Portland Vase' after explaining the history of the glass Roman Portland Vase and the rationale and techniques involved in making a  copy at Stourbridge in 2012.


22nd March 2017


During preparations for the Society's publication 'Kidderminster and District in the Second World War' Bob Millward and other society members recorded interviews of a number local inhabitants which featured what they could  remember about Kidderminster during the war. 

On this evening Bob presented selected audio passages taken from those recordings and presented them in the context of those troubled times.

This photograph is of Margaret Phelan (née Pugh) who spoke eloquently about her experiences as a school girl who in her spare time worked on farms 'singling beet' or used a lathe to refurbish badly made bullets in Tomkinson's factory which had been turned over to munitions work.


                                     29th March 2017


Members of the Society awaiting  Alf Jenkins' talk about his experiences of life on Clee Hill during the 1940s and 50s. The title of this fascinating, evocative and elegantly expressed talk was: 'Wagons to Wheel Biers'.


5th April 2017

The last meeting of the season coincided with the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Society - to the exact day.  In addition to the evening's talk by Tim Bridges on 'Looking at Worcester Buildings' the members also celebrated the event with nibbles and a toast to two.


Chairman Sally Dickson raises a toast to the Anniversary with speaker Tim Bridges


Tim Bridges toasts the evening with Society members







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