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Programme of RLHS Events for 2017

There are a number of history related events within the Redditch area which are organised by the RLHS. These are events which we organise and others, which are external events, in which we have a presence. In our list below we include the major events. You can find more events related to local history, but not necessarily our events, on the Activites - Local Page.

Local Events…..




The 100-year old bandstand in our historic centre  has a rew role as a town centre focal point. The yearly Redditch Bandstand Festival has a wide range of events and the Society is fully involved in supporting this.

We will be at the September Bandstand Event on

the 16th September.

Events will take place at the Bandstand on Church Green

Details soon at

Bandstand Events

There  will a free ‘Heritage Open Day’ at Forge Mill Needle Museum organised by the 'Friends of Forge Mill Museum' again this year on Sunday 10th September with support from the RLHS.

There is free entry to the museum, guided tours of the Forge Mill Museum and the Bordesley  Abbey site, music by Indigo Arts and much much ore.....

Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Needle Mill Lane, Riverside
Redditch, B98 8HY

(heritage open days)


10th September 2017

11am to 4.00pm

We will be at two Headless Cross Community Orchard events this year. They are the May Fayre and the Apple Day.

Headless Cross Community Orchard


Exhibition - History Society Archives

Since the Redditch Local History Society was formed seven years ago it has collected a wide range of artefacts relating to the history of the town. These include an extensive collection of original photographs of the town, original ledgers, journals, paintings and prints, and service awards. These are all being catalogued in an on- line database for reference purposes.

This exhibition is an opportunity to see some of these items that are an essential part of the rich and diverse history of Redditch.

Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Needle Mill Lane, Riverside
Redditch, B98 8HY


Wednesday 25th October


Sunday  26th  November

Throughout the season Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor centre have a number of themed events and exhibitions for Redditch residents and visitors. This includes tours of the site given by the Forge Mill volunteers and the staff.

For details of activities at the museum please visit the museum site at...


or the volunteers site at...


From February to the end of November.

Visit museum web site for details of current activities.