The Friends – Events

Programme of events

Friends of Warwickshire County Record Office logoHere you can find details of upcoming events run by the Friends of the Warwickshire County Record Office. Details on how to book tickets for these events can be found below.

Upcoming events – 2018

Local History Forum
Saturday 29 September, 2pm

To be held at the Record Office.

Speakers Mark Booth, Rowan Fisher and Sue Tall.

Mark, well known to the Friends as a long-serving Archivist and now regular volunteer at WCRO will talk to use about Warwick Castle through researching into the archives.

After an interval for some light refreshments, Rowan Fisher, Learning and Community Engagement Officer, and volunteer Sue Tall will give a talk about the “Warwickshire at War Project”.  This project began in September 2014 when Heritage and Culture Warwickshire recruited a team of volunteers to list the World War One collections held at Warwickshire County Record Office to make them easier to find for researchers, staff and the general public.  The volunteers uncovered everything from stories of Belgian refugees who fled to Rugby and set up their own community there, to letters home from Warwickshire men (and women) serving in some capacity on or near the Front.   Their work has now been turned into an online database that can be used by anyone interested in exploring the collections. Heritage and Culture Warwickshire was successful in gaining funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to produce a static and travelling exhibition and to run some events and activities to help commemorate the World War One centenary in Warwickshire.

Visitors are very welcome, £3 payable at the door.

Autumn Lunch
Sunday 28 October, 12.30pm for 1pm

The end of season get together will once again be held at the Record office. This year as well as supplying the usual sumptuous buffet, an extra delight is having David Howe with us who is going to regale us with a selection of his humorous stories.

Tickets £10, including a glass of wine.

Art from Warwick Castle
Saturday 10 November, 2pm

To be held at the Record Office.

This talk by Adam Busiakiewicz was originally scheduled to be given at the AGM.  Unfortunately the Winter weather forced it to be postponed.  Adam, an art historian working as a guide lecturer for the Wallace collection, is currently using the Warwick Castle archive at WCRO for his research into the Art collection at the Castle.  His talk will last a little longer than originally possible at the AGM, allowing him to describe the fascinating discoveries he has made so far.

Tickets £5, everyone is very welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming events – 2019

AGM
Saturday 2 March, 2pm

To be held at the Record Office.  Further details to follow.

Local History Forum
Saturday 28 September, 2pm

To be held at the Record Office.  Further details to follow.

Autumn Lunch
Sunday 27 October, 12.30pm for 1pm

To be held at the Record Office.  Further details to follow.

Booking tickets

Tickets for the events are available from:

Honorary Treasurer
FWCRO
10a Barrow Road
Kenilworth
CV8 1EH.

Cheques payable to FWCRO – please enclose a Stamped Addressed Envelope.