History & Archaeology Society

Page updated 12 Jun2014 

History & Archaeology SocietyMeetings are held in the John Corbett Room, Droitwich Community Hall, Heritage Way, Droitwich Spa, starting at 7:30pm.

Our aims are:

  • To provide a focus for interest in the town's past.
  • To educate individuals and groups about local remains of human activity with a view to conservation.
  • To encourage the current level of knowledge through research into local history and fieldwork.

Activities include:

Monthly lecture meetings, occasional visits and tours, guided town walks, monitoring development projects and, where appropriate, comment on those applications which affect local heritage. We publish a twice-yearly newsletter.

Programme for 2014

2 July

Ray Aspden

100 years of Boys’ Story Papers.

3 September

Richard Churchley

Market Towns, their history and function.

1 October

Miriam Harvey

Tales from the Worcester Royal Infirmary.

5 November

Richard Long

Lawrence of Arabia, known and unknown.

3 December

Paul Harding

A Victorian Christmas. 


Programme for 2015

7 January

Linda Griffin

A Stroll with Sabrina, River and Canal.

4 February

Paul Jones

The Fincher Family of Himbleton.

4 March

Sandy Cale

The Great Escape - in the footsteps of Charles 11.

1 April

Lyn Blewitt

Droitwich’s Historic Buildings and People – project update.


Membership information

Membership valid from April 2014 - March 2015.

Full membership is £6 per person.
New members joining in December may join for £4 per person or January for £2 per person.

Meetings are held in the John Corbett Room, Droitwich Community Hall, Heritage Way, Droitwich Spa, commencing at 7.30pm: Admission : £2 members: £3 friends and visitors.

Light refreshments are provided after the meeting.

Programme and events enquiries from Chairman Roy Murphy.

Tel: 01905 620576 e-mail: roy.murphy59@gmail.com.