Redditch History Society
Redditch Local History Society
Redditch History Society
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M eeetings
Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month (except the AGM which is the 3rd Monday of April due to a late Easter) Meetings begin at 2.00 pm and last for approximately 2 hours; the presentation lasts about one hour and this is followed by refreshments (except our August 2021 meeting) and Society business, event and project news. Non-members are welcome to our meetings and will be charged £3 entrance which is refundable against the membership fee of £10 for our reduced ( 7 meeings instead of 11) Auugust 2021 to March 2022 season if joining on the day (from April 2018). The venue for the meetings is the Oasis Christian Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, B974QB Click here for location details., Whilst we make every effort to adhere to this programme we reserve the right to change the speaker and date due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check our web site and monthly Newsletter for meeting details if planning to attend a specific event. You will find our meeting reports in our Newsletter which you can find  by Clicking HERE.
Programme of Meetings for 2019

Programme of Meetings for the remainder of 2021

After 16 months without meeting we are now able to return to our regular monthly presentations. We know that some members may be reluctant to go to meetings again after such a long and traumatic break from normal activities. We therefore are aware that early meeting may have a low attendance. However, we must start at some time and we have chosen a programme of presentations from our own members, so the cost will be minimal. Our programme is therefore……… Monday 9th August History of Needles - Anthony Green. Five years ago I gave a talk on the Fishhook industry. I am now working on a book on Redditch Industry and the first Chapter is, obviously, the Needle Industry. In this talk I look at the beginning of needles and how they found their way to Redditch and the success of the industry in our town. The talk includes original videos of the Forge Mill Needle Museum. Please note that we will not be having refreshments at this meeting as we are unsure about what will be the rules at that time and the refreshments room does not easily enable social distancing. Monday 13th September The Windsors - Don Vincent Our Chairman, Don Vincent, is in the top tier of experts on Bordesley Abbey and its related history. In this presentation he looks at the family who were forced by Henry VIII into giving up their lands and property in London and accepting a swap with the Bordesley Abbey possessions. Thus, the Windsors became our local aristocracy and had a big influence on the town. Monday 11th October AGM (Annual General Meeting) plus films. The annual general meeting, which is probably the most boring of our meeting for most members, is actually extremely important. It is here where we elect our Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and members of the executive committee and we decide our programme of events for the next year. Without the AGM we cannot continue.There will be local history films to follow. Monday 8th November Researching my Family History - Pete Harris Pete has spent some time researching his family history, and he produced an article in an earlier newsletter presenting some of his research. In this talk Pete will, in his inimitable style, give an extended view of this article and, I am sure that it will be entertaining and go on longer than planned. Be warned! Monday 13th December Christmas Social At this stage we have not yet decided on our Christmas Social. We will have, of course, some form of presentation related to winter in Redditch and a social meeting with mince pies and tea/coffee. We will have more information as we approach the date.`
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Site Design and Maintenance Anthony Green
2020

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Due to the ongoing situation the Executive Committee have decided that it would be unwise to have any further meetings this year. As our next meeting would have been the Annual General Meeting in April 2020, we have decided to make our next meeting the Annual General Meeting in April 2021. This means effectively that we are taking a 1 year break in our membership and activities. The Executive Committee continues to have contact by e-mail and telephone and we hope to have a ‘real’ committee meeting before the AGM. Anthony Green, Society Secretary
Meetings
Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month Meetings begin at 2.00 pm and last for approximately 2 hours; the presentation lasts about one hour and this is followed by refreshments and Society business, event and project news. Non-members are welcome to our meetings and will be charged £3 entrance which is refundable against the membership fee of £15 if joining on the day (from April 2017). The venue for the meetings is the Oasis Christian Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, B974QB Click here for location details., Whilst we make every effort to adhere to this programme we reserve the right to change the speaker and date due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check our web site and monthly Newsletter for meeting details if planning to attend a specific event. You will find our meeting reports in our Redditch Heritage Matters newsletter which you can find  by Clicking HERE.