September 20th 2018 The visit started well with coffee and cakes provided by the Cathedral and meeting the librarian Dr. David Morrison, before entering the Library which houses the second largest collection of mediaeval manuscripts in any cathedral in the UK including music ranging from mediaeval to Elgar, documents usedContinue Reading

4th July 2018 On 4th July Duncan Cadbury led 16 members of Pershore Civic Society on a visit to the Bournville Village Trust founded by George Cadbury in1900. Today the village covers 1,000 acres situated in south west Birmingham and includes around 8,000 mixed tenure houses providing accommodation for aboutContinue Reading

12th June 2018 A visit to Elgar’s birthplace “the Firs” in Lower Broadheath started well with lunch in the courtyard of the property which has been operated since last year by the National Trust. A tour of the gardens revealed a statue of Elgar gazing out over the Malverns inContinue Reading

June 30th 2018 Another fascinating morning with maps and photos past and present placed around the main hall in St. Andrews. In addition Roger Smith brought his collection of postcards and photos acquired over the years and Chris Ludlow brought his laptop showing photos taken and acquired of family, friendsContinue Reading

10th April 2018 An entertaining and educational evening with Henry Sandon who identified and valued several items produced by members of the audience including a twin handled C19 vase, a late C19 Dresden vase featuring a street scene and a female Toby Jug by Martha Gunn who used to assistContinue Reading