Forthcoming guest speakers’ evenings – normally held on the third Monday of every other month in the Norman Dawson Sports Pavilion at 7.30pm, except marked * which are the 2nd Monday.

20th March 2017 “Harvington Hall in Tudor Times”. A talk given in Tudor costume by Pat Green about our local gem. See separate page for more details.

15th May 2017 AGM and “Memories of Blakedown”. Marie Skerratt takes us back to how Blakedown was. Not to be missed!

10th July 2017* “Images of Worcestershire”. A welcome return by John Billingham with a journey through our county looking at aspects of its history and geography

18th September 2017 “From Hartlebury to Heaven”. The story of the Bishops of Worcester by Mary Arden-Davis from the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust.

20th November 2017 “Great Uncle Jack and his Gallipoli Campaign”. World War I story by military historian Ron Gallivan.

Other events for your diary:

Members’ research evenings 2017 – everyone welcome, meeting on the other third Mondays, for 10th April* (note new date), 19th June, 21st August, 16th October. Do you have a local history project, or would you like to hear about and contribute to those started by others?

Committee and officers 2017/18 – Would you like to take part? Elections at AGM 15th May.

Friends of Blakedown Signal Box – You say when! Help to run the Signal Box.

Society Membership is just £10 a year, renews 1st April. Join now and membership lasts until 2018. Members meeting entry, including new members, currently £1. Entry includes refreshments and entry into prize draw. If you want to see what it’s like before joining, non-members are welcome at the speakers’ evenings for just £4 on the door. For more information contact Jim Long on 01562 701168 or Dave Bridgwater 07594 400484.