Croome – Restoration and Plans for the Future Talk – October 1st 2019 Michael proved to be a charismatic and knowledgeable member of the NT whose enthusiasm for the Croome project was much in evidence. He gave a history of the Croome lands after the Norman invasion when it wasContinue Reading

September 11th 2019 Once a thriving carpet factory, the Stour Vale Mill is now home to the only Carpet Museum in the country and has four galleries that illustrate the history of design and industry in Kidderminster. September saw a visit to this museum which is now housed in whatContinue Reading

Birmingham with Tim Bridges, Conservation Adviser for the Victorian Society July 19th 2019 This visit led by Tim Bridges, Conservation Adviser for the Victorian Society, looked at some of the less familiar, discovering Birmingham’s hidden suburbs, houses, church and industrial buildings in the city of a thousand trades, enjoying architectureContinue Reading

June 6th 2019 A statue of Pan welcomed us to Eckington Manor, which is secreted away in a corner of its namesake village just across the River Avon. The steel figure, by Paul Richardson, is wielding a horn and a cornucopia brimming over with ripe fruits and vegetables. It’s fitting,Continue Reading

May 14th 2019 14th May dawned bright and warm for the visit to Morton Hall Gardens where we were met by Harry Green, the Head Gardener who gave a brief history of the house and site followed by a tour of the garden. This began with the meadow, covered inContinue Reading

Watergate near Pensham

April 2nd 2019 A meander along the Avon from Wyre to Pensham with Keith Goddard. Chairman introduced the meeting by pointing out the Saxon sculpture now revealed on the back wall in St. Andrews Hall previously hidden by the piano. One of life’s mysteries as no-one knows what or fromContinue Reading

February 5th 2019 A fascinating evening showing postcards and photos of Pershore’s past including many of the old racecourse situated opposite Defford Road which opened in 1899 moving behind what is now the High School in 1934. One photo featured “Bruiser” Woods the official race starter in 1929 and grandfatherContinue Reading

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