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NEWS

This page is here to contain any items of news about the society and its activities. It will be updated from time to time as things happen or events are organised. Watch this space.

Our 2023-4 Talks Season

Our season of Society meetings and talks is now under way, and runs up to May. We have been meeting every month on the last Thursday (except December) in the Friends' Meeting House in Cowl Street.

The full programme is given 

Our May Meeting

 

The arrangements for our May talks are different from usual. Our usual venue, the Friends' Meeting House, will be closed for redecoration, and instead we will be in Wallace House, and will start at 7:00 instead of the usual 7:30.

 

It still promises to be a great evening - Max Keen is talking about "Alfred the Great: a Fortunate King?"

As always, everyone is welcome. 

News of our Collection

We are delighted with the news that the Almonry has, at long last, secured funding for the refurbishment of the building. The project is expected to take several year and, more importantly for the VEHS, the building will need to be emptied for the work to be done. Over the next few months we will collaborate with the Almonry staff to remove the many items owned by the Society into storage. This would be a huge task for the Committee alone, and any help from other members will be welcome.

We are happy to announce that a number of items from the VEHS collection have been moved from the Almonry to Broadway Museum, to boost its forthcoming exhibition about coaching in the 17th/18th centuries and associated trades and industries. The displays are currently in preparation and we hope to see them soon

2024 Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was held on Thursday 25 April. A report of the year, including finances, was sent to all members beforehand.

Minutes will be published in due course.

The Almoners Pen

With the start of our 2023-4 season, our Members' magazine the Almoner's Pen is now available to all including non-members. Just click on the cover picture.

A complete list of our available "back numbers" is given 

Our Shop

If you have seen the books the VEHS has published in the last few years, you may like to know that several of these, and recent back numbers of our magazine, are now available through our on-line shop here. All the prices here include p&p.

St Lawrence’s Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We are now open again for this Summer- in the mornings - on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays  and Saturdays. we are also open at other times. We hope to be able to open as many Sunday afternoons (and Saturday afternoons) as possible, but how often we are able to be open will depend on how many people we have volunteering to join our rota to come in, greet visitors, and generally just “be there” .

If you are a member of the VEHS and would like to spend a little time in such a lovely place – even an hour or two – from time to time, please let us know. Everyone, keep an eye out for when we are open, and you will be very welcome.

 

We have our vestry in the south-east of the church, with displays and other material, and we also man the reception desk in the north-west, with information about the church (in English, Polish and Czech) and some items for sale.​

Research Facilities

We are continuing to expand and index the facilities held by the Society for research into topics of historical interest, including books and papers at our "library" in Church Lench and in storage at The Hive in Worcester - and also our collection of digital images. This available - to Society members only. If you have a specific interest or are looking for a specific item, please let us know.

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