Redditch Local History Society
Redditch Local History Society
Redditch Local History Society
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We have eleven Monthly Meetings throughout the year beginning in February and finishing in December. The ten meetings until November all have the same format. We have a speaker for the first hour, a refreshment internal for tea/coffee and biscuits and this is followed by updates on our activities. Non members are encouraged to attend these meetings. Our ‘end of year’ meeting in December is a Christmas social with seasonal activities. Programme of Meetings
Since we formed the Society in 2009, we have had an Exhibition related to the history of Redditch at Forge Mill Needle Museum which we have reprised in part at other events where we have been present. In these exhibitions we have encompassed the history of our town, Redditch in WW2, Redditch industry and Redditch people. Activities
Although we have no storage facilities we have a strictly controlled Archive System where we identify material which has been donated to the Society. These archives are stored by members of the Society but are available for use by individuals for research purposes. We also have a library of out of print local history books available for loan by members. Archives
The society publishes a monthly Newsletter – which contains the meeting report, event details, activities and news, and an annual publication Redditch History Matters - which is a printed journal containg containing articles, pictures and other material of historical importance. Details of these publications can be found Publications
As a local community group, the Redditch Local History Society is committed to supporting community activities. We are therefore present at Outside Events such as the Redditch Bandstand Festivals, the Heritage Day at Forge Mill needle Museum, the events organised by the Headless Cross Community Orchard and St Leonard’s Beoley Summer Fete. Activities
Early in the history of the Society we set up a BBS (bulletin board system) with a seperate web address to allow questions to be posed and answered. This was not very successful and when the software became obselete we did not renew it. This was then replaced by questions posed on our monthly newsletter Redditch History Matters. With the reorganisation of our newsletters this has been replaced by a new Help Request Blog on the Society's Historic Archives site. This can be find on this site at the tab Queries
We have eleven Monthly Meetings throughout the year beginning in February and finishing in December. The ten meetings until November all have the same format. We have a speaker for the first hour, a refreshment internal for tea/coffee and biscuits and this is followed by updates on our activities. Non members are encouraged to attend these meetings. Our ‘end of year’ meeting in December is a members Christmas social. Programme of Meetings Since we formed the Society in 2009, we have had an Exhibition related to the history of Redditch at Forge Mill Needle Museum which we have reprised in part at other events where we have been present. In these exhibitions we have encompassed the history of our town, Redditch in WW2, Redditch industry and Redditch people. Activities The society publishes a monthly newsletter – Redditch Heritage Matters – which contains meeting and event reports, news, research by members, requests for help and memories submitted by member and non-members. Input to the newsletter is always welcome from both members and non-members. The current newsletter, and all back editions, can be accessed on line at the society’s web site at Newsletter As a local community group, the Redditch Local History Society is committed to supporting community activities. We are therefore present at Outside Events such as the Redditch Bandstand Festivals, the Heritage Day at Forge Mill needle Museum, the events organised by the Headless Cross Community Orchard and St Leonard’s Beoley Summer Fete. Activities Although we have no storage facilities we have a strictly controlled Archive System where we identify material which has been donated to the Society. These archives are stored by members of the Society but are available for use by individuals for research purposes. We also have a library of out of print local history books available for loan by members. Archives
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