Group Events


At the end of 2017, in the absence of anyone to take on the role of organising speaker meetings, the Trustees had proposed that the History Group would concentrate purely on research.

We are pleased to report that ‘at the eleventh hour’ a new member of the Group has volunteered to take on organising meetings, on a bi-monthly basis. Thank you, Helen Essex. Helen has also agreed to join the Board of Trustees. We are also pleased to welcome Marion Keeley as a new Trustee. Marion will take on the position of secretary.

Helen has put together a programme of talks which we believe members will find very interesting.

Details are given below.

For the minutes of the 2018 AGM - click here

The Trustees


Saturday 24th March 2018.

”Open Event on Local History”

Free to Everyone



Station Road

Balsall Common

This is a ‘drop-in’ event with exhibits and members of the History Group on hand to answer questions. It is hoped that attendees will come to impart their memories of the locality’s past and to bring along any memorabilia they may have.


Events for remainder of 2018

(Evening meetings starting at 8:00pm in the Berkswell Reading Room)

Wednesday 11th April

“Postcards of Coventry”

A talk by Colin Walker

Wednesday 13th June

Seaside Resorts - Their Development & Entertainment”

 A talk by Helen Larner

Wednesday 8th August

“Workhouse Children in Victorian Warwickshire”

A talk by Rosemary Hall

Wednesday 10th October

“Brummagen Toy Makers”

A talk by Helen Larner

Wednesday 12th December

“Members’ Pre-Christmas Social Evening”

(Members only)