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

Leamington Local History Day
Saturday 22 September, 10am-4pm

We will have a stand at this popular Leamington event, held in the Parish Church.  Why not come along and see us?

Local History Forum
Saturday 29 September, 2pm

To be held at the Record Office.

Speakers Roger Beckett, Rowan Fisher and Sue Tall.

Roger, a Project Officer at Warwick District Council will talk on the ‘Proposed Canal Conservation area for the Warwick District’.

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.

Everyone is very welcome, £5 payable at the door.  Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming events – 2019

Saturday 2 March, 2pm

To be held at the Record Office.

Followed, at 3.15pm, by Tim Clark’s talk ‘Warwick’s First Factory’.
Visitors very welcome to attend for the talk only, £3 payable at the door.
Light refreshments will be served

Local History Forum
Saturday 28 September, 2pm

To be held at the Record Office.

Dr Maureen Harris, a long time member of the Friends, will talk on ‘Plunder, plague and pole tax: Living with an English Civil Wars project’.  After an interval for light refreshments our Chairman, Steven Wallsgrove will give a talk entitled ‘The Civil War in Warwick: a local case’.
Visitors are very welcome, only £3 payable at the door.

Autumn Lunch
Sunday 27 October, 12.30pm for 1pm

This is our end of season get together which will once again be held at the Record Office.
Tickets £10, including a glass of wine.


Booking tickets

Tickets for the events are available from:

Honorary Treasurer
10a Barrow Road
CV8 1EH.

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