Talks 2021-22

Clearly, our programme of talks for the 2021-22 season has been problematic to arrange – many thanks to Elaine for all her hard work in this – but it is now fully confirmed.

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, it was regretfully considered necessary to limit the number of people in our venue – the Friends’ Meeting House in Cowl Street – for the first two of our talks in this season. They were available on a Zoom link to those members of the Society who needed to isolate, and to non-members.

We now  are confident to be “back to normal”! Our meeting in November, and subsequently, will be held at the Friends’ Meeting House starting at 7:30pm and all are welcome.

Speakers for 2021-2022

30 September 2021 – Wayne Perkins, ‘Medieval Graffiti in the Evesham Churches

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28 October 2021 – Mary Bodfish, ‘Easy as ABC (the history of the alphabet and English handwriting)

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25 November 2021 – Gerry Harte, “Frederick Preedy and the Victorian Gothic Revival

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9 December 2021 – Gillian White, ‘Nicholas Hilliard and the Art of the Miniature

27 January 2022 – Ian Lloyd-Oswell, ‘Timber-framed Buildings

24 February 2022 – Ray Sturdy, ‘The Extraordinary Vesta Tilley


31 March 2022 –  Julian Hunt – “Off to Needleland


28 April 2022 – Richard Churchley, “Old Pubs and Lost Hostelries – their history, strange names and stories“.

26 May 2022 – Max Keen, “The English Civil War in Worcester/Bewdley/Kidderminster, Stourbridge 1642-1651“.


Our friends in the Vale of Evesham Civic Society have their own programme of talks in 2022. You can see them here