History & Archaeology Society

Page updated 2nd Jan 2016

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 2015-2016

6 May - David Postle - Kidderminster Railway Museum
3 June - Mark Jackson - Battle of Gheluvelt
1 July - Neil Wedgbury - Austin Motors in Longbridge - underground workings
5 August - Sandy Cale - A Tour of Worcester: A Tale of Kings and Vikings
2 Sept - Dr. Dennis Williams - Defford Airfield Museum
7 Oct - Derek Coombes - Redditch - Then and Now
4 Nov Stourbridge Glass - Richard Hajdamach
2 Dec - Dennis Chamberlain - Worcester Greyfriars & neighbours over 900 years
6 Jan - 2016 - James Robertson "Droitwich Flyers" - The lives of Droitwich Spa Great War Pilots
3 Febr - Keith Cattell - Victorian Architecture
2 March - George Gascoyne- History of the Lickey Hills
6 April - Jo Roche - AGM followed by: The History of Abberley Hall and Clock Tower

Membership information

Membership valid from April 2015 - March 2016.

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.