The Alcester and District Local History Society strives to discover and record the rich and varied past of Alcester and meets every month with a guest speaker giving a presentation of local or national historical interest.
We are a voluntary group supported by Alcester Town Council and are actively engaged in creating a central and comprehensive resource, a research tool for family and local history. Our remit is to collect and record anything and everything that helps paint a picture of the life and times of the town across its early and latter history.
Archaeological Information and Advice (AIA) helps protect and manage Warwickshire’s Historic Environment by providing specialist archaeological advice in response to land use change and land management. AIA maintains the Historic Environment Record bringing together information about Warwickshire’s historic and archaeological sites and finds.
Experts in archaeological excavation, historic building recording can be commissioned to deliver original and stimulating outreach and publicity, as well as strategic guidance and training for community projects throughout Warwickshire and beyond.
Many local groups are interested in exploring and researching their historic environment and only lack the experience and knowhow to drive a project forward. We can provide the training and expertise needed to secure funding and assure outcomes your community can enjoy.
St Mary the Virgin, Astley Church was built in 1343 by Sir Thomas Astley. It is still an active place of worship at the heart of village life. Services are held at 3.30pm each Sunday and visitors welcome.
Aston Cantlow and District Local History Society was formed in 1994. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of alternate months throughout the year, usually they are held in the medieval Guild Room in Aston Cantlow Village Hall, but for larger events in Wilmcote Village Hall. Historical visits and events are arranged during the summer months.
Atherstone Civic Society was formed in 1990 to stimulate interest in and action for the improvement of the environment in Atherstone and its hinterland.
A member society of The Arts Society, we have lectures on all aspects of the arts at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, and also organise visits and short breaks to places of cultural interest.