The 2nd Warwick Sea Scout Group was formed in the late 1950s, and has been growing ever since.
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.
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 website dedicated to the history and aftermath of the Baddesley / Baxterley Pit explosion of May 1882. The story behind the explosion, the rescue attempts and the relief fund set up after the explosion.
We have monthly talks from high quality speakers on local and general historical topics. Please see our programme page for details. Our research group specialises in late 19th century and 20th century local history, in particular local social history.
We are a small working group that began in 2009 by surveying the memorial inscriptions in our churchyard.
A restored 19th century blacksmith's and wheelwright's workshop in working order, in the centre of Wellesbourne. The site opened to the public in 2012 and is now open on Saturdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm from the end of April to the end of September.
Coventry University Library holds a large amount of archive material. In particular the Lanchester Collection has recently been digitised.
The society’s main purpose is to identify written documents which are important sources for the history of the county, and to find editors who will produce a modern printed translated version, with explanatory notes, an index and other aids which will make the document easy to read and understand.
National organisation the Milestone Society recently secured funding to restore and renovate six historic mileposts on the Stratford upon Avon to Long Compton Turnpike.
The Friends of Anti-Aircraft Battery at Goodrest Farm (or FAAB@GRF for short!) is a group of volunteers who aim to develop the Anti-Aircraft Battery at Goodrest Farm as a historical and education resource for all. FAAB@GRF is an independent volunteer group, working in partnership with Leek Wootton History Group.
The Friends were founded in 1988 and charitable status was granted a year later. Our aims are to support the work of our County Record Office and promote the education of the public through the use of historical records.
We provide places for the people of Coventry and visitors to the City to meet, celebrate and explore their cultural and creative past, present and futures.
The Archaeology collections represent over 500,000 years of human activity in Warwickshire. From axes of the Early Stone Age to Tudor hair pins, the Museum collects and presents the stories of our ancestors through the evidence they have left behind.
This collection consists of domestic and working life objects featuring items used in the homes and workplaces of Warwickshire people from the 18th century to the present day.
The Historic Environment Record (HER) is a record of all the historic and archaeological sites and finds within the county. Accessed through a computer and map based system, the record incorporates a wide range of sources, including aerial photographs, published and unpublished material, and historic and modern maps.
A group of voluntary and statutory bodies promote and fund the erection of blue plaques in the town. There are a number of criteria that a person must satisfy in order to be the recipient of a plaque. It is not just people who receive plaques and there is a category for Historic Interest Plaques.
The LNWR Society was founded in 1973 to collect and disseminate information about the L&NWR and its successors. To help achieve its objective, the Society, which has charitable status, has been acquiring an ever growing archive based at Kenilworth.
The Modern Records Centre was founded in October 1973 with the principal objectives of locating and preserving primary sources for modern British social, political and economic history. Use of the Centre is open to the general public and is free of charge.
My-Parish is an online community and resource for everyone interested in parishes, from the Middle Ages to the modern day, whether in Warwickshire, Britain, continental Europe or the Americas. Maintained by the Warwick Network for Parish Research, this is an open space to exchange ideas, showcase research, launch initiatives / events, solicit collaborations and find advice and source materials on parish history, art, heritage and culture.
We are a local branch of a national organisation and meet monthly from September to June on Wednesdays at King Edward VI College, Nuneaton.
On Saturday 20th June 2015, a small group of our Nuneaton Memories facebook members met at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre. Each in turn spoke to us and shared their memories about when Nuneaton was bombed, the Queen's Coronation Celebrations, and lots more.
The museum tells the story of the County infantry Regiment from its origins in 1674 to the Fusiliers of today. There is something for everybody at the museum. Try on uniforms - a great photo opportunity; have a go at the quizzes on the touchscreen; discover how soldiers see at night; hear about D-Day and Gallipoli.