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Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom

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September 2017

September Community Forum

12th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Meeting Agenda for 12th September Meeting Notes from 13 March 17

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October 2017

Kenilworth Civic Society – Open Meeting

17th October 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Local historian David Morse will be giving a talk illustrated with slides of the WWII Fire Watch of St Pauls Cathedral, the talk is entitled "Defence and Defiance". KCS members free, general admission £2.00. Venue the Kenilworth Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End. Q&A session at the end of the talk. Coffee, tea and biscuits for a small charge. All are welcome!

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January 2018

Kenilworth Family History Society January Meeting

10th January 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 at Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End, beginning at 7.30 pm As part of the Society’s commemoration of WW1, we welcome back well-known local historian, Sue Tall, who will give a talk on ‘Warwickshire at War’. As part of this presentation there will a display of banners produced by Warwick Museum & Heritage Services. Non-members are welcome. For further details, contact Norman Madden at norman.madden@care4free.net or 01926 511969

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Kenilworth Family History Society February Meeting

10th January 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 The Society welcomes Barry Franklin who will speak about the Leamington Slum Clearance Company, set up after WW1 to try to meet housing needs following the war. How well did local authorities cope with Lloyd George’s pledge of a land ‘fit for heroes’ as the men came home? Meeting begins at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome. Further details from Norman Madden at norman.madden@care4free.net or 01926 511969.

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February 2018

Kenilworth Civic Society: “Kenilworth 100 Years Ago”

20th February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Kenilworth Civic Society was formed in May 1961, to work towards the improvement and development of the town’s amenities, while protecting the Town’s heritage, character areas, and green spaces, which contribute towards making Kenilworth a pleasant place to live, work and raise a family. We meet at the Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month. On Tuesday 20th February Susan Tall will give a visual presentation of “Kenilworth 100 Years Ago”. Susan…

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March 2018

Kenilworth Family History Society March Meeting

14th March 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 Popular local historian and speaker Anne Langley visits us to talk about ‘Warwickshire Almshouses’ with a focus on local institutions. She has spoken to the Society on several occasions in the past and we are assured of an informative and interesting talk. Meeting begins at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome. For further details contact Norman Madden at norman.madden@care4free.net or 01926 511969.

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Kenilworth Civic Society – Member Meeting

20th March 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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This month's meeting is available to members only. HS2 - Britain's new high speed railway. A presentation by HS2 Ltd, including their contractor Balfour Beaty Vinci, on the works applicable to Kenilworth, including indicative construction sequence, delivery contracts, permanent assets, temporary works, and key dates. Kenilworth Civic Society members are invited to come along and be informed, questions and answers to follow the presentation. KCS members free of charge.  Coffee, tea and biscuits available.

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April 2018

Kenilworth Family History Society April Meeting

11th April 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 The Kenilworth Family History Society hold its Annual Business Meeting, to be followed by a talk on ‘St Mary Guildhall: a Window into Medieaval Coventry’ by Marcus Lynch, who works at the Guildhall. This should give us an insight into how important Coventry was in those times. Meeting begins at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome. For further details contact Norman Madden at norman.madden@care4free.net or 01926 511969.

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Kenilworth Civic Society: Lord Leycester’s Hospital

17th April 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Kenilworth Civic Society was formed in May 1961, to work towards the improvement and development of the town’s amenities, while protecting the Town’s heritage, character areas, and green spaces, which contribute towards making Kenilworth a pleasant place to live, work and raise a family. We meet at the Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month. On Tuesday 17th April, Heidi Meyer the Master of Lord Leycester’s Hospital Warwick, will be speaking about…

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May 2018

Kenilworth Family History Society May Meeting

9th May 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 9 May 2018 The Society is pleased to welcome another speaker from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, James Ranahan, who will tell the story of the links between Harvard House in Stratford and the founding of Harvard University in a talk entitled: ‘Stratford and Harvard University – Understanding the Family Connection’. Meeting starts at 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome. For further details contact Norman Madden at norman.madden@care4free.net or 01926 511969.

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Kenilworth Civic Society: AGM and Social Evening

15th May 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 15th May will be followed by a Social Evening to include refreshments and a raffle. Everybody welcome - members free, non-members £2. We meet at The Senior Citizens' Club, Abbey End on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Kenilworth Civic Society was formed in May 1961, to work towards the improvement and development of the town’s amenities, while protecting the Town’s heritage, character areas, and green spaces, which contribute towards making Kenilworth…

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June 2018

Kenilworth Family History Society June Meeting

13th June 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 A particular branch of family history is research about a specific family name (and its variants) and the Society welcomes Barbara Griffiths, a member of the Guild of One Name Studies, to explain its activities in a talk called: ‘Surname Studies – an Introduction to the Guild of One Name Studies’. Meeting begins at 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome. For further details contact Norman Madden at norman.madden@care4free.net or 01926 511969.

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Kenilworth Civic Society – The Enigma Code and Bletchley Park

19th June 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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KENILWORTH CIVIC SOCIETY – meet on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Club, off Abbey End car park, CV8 1QJ. On Tuesday 19th June Brian Teall will talk about The Enigma Code and Bletchley Park; how Enigma was involved in making and breaking codes and shortened WW2 by many years. Everybody welcome, members free, non-members £3. Come and join KCS, everybody welcome! For just £10 per year you can attend our friendly meetings and hear…

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July 2018

Kenilworth Civic Society – Buying and Selling at Auction

17th July 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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We meet at the Senior Citizens Club, off Abbey End car park, CV8 1QJ at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month. On Tuesday 17th July Steven Bruce will talk about Buying and Selling at Auction – with stories from the auction room. This is an entertaining talk about the characters involved, whom to trust and why, who and what to avoid, and how to get the best bargains at auction. The talk is illustrated with items that are…

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August 2018

Kenilworth Civic Society – Open Meeting

21st August 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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We meet at the Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of most months. Everybody is welcome at our meetings. Members free, non-members £3. We do not have an Open Meeting in August but our programme resumes in September with a special meeting for Heritage Open Days. Come and join KCS, everybody welcome! For just £10 per year you can attend our friendly meetings and hear interesting guest speakers, as well as being informed about…

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September 2018

Kenilworth Civic Society – Heritage Open Days event “The Complete history of the Abbey Fields”

14th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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This event is FREE to everyone as part of the Heritage Open Days. Local historian Robin Leach will give a talk on “The Complete History of the Abbey Fields” – our scheduled ancient monument. He will talk about their history from how they were formed in the last ice age but mainly concentrating on their history in the last two centuries and how they came to be the park we know today. Everybody welcome - please come and join us!…

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Kenilworth Civic Society – The Complete History of the Abbey Fields

14th September 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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This is a special event for Heritage Open Days and is FREE for everyone! Local historian Robin Leach will give a visual presentation and talk on “The Complete History of the Abbey Fields” – our scheduled ancient monument. He will talk about their history from how they were formed in the last ice age but mainly concentrating on their history in the last two centuries and how they came to be the park we know today. This is the last…

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October 2018

Kenilworth Civic Society – Hereford Cathedral

16th October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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KENILWORTH CIVIC SOCIETY – meet on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Club, off Abbey End car park, CV8 1QJ. On 16th October Gordon Cain FRICS will talk about Hereford Cathedral, The Mappa Mundi and Chained Library. Gordon was the surveyor for Hereford Cathedral for 16 years. He was appointed by the Perpetual Trust, in conjunction with Sir William Whitfield, to add on to the Cathedral its first new building for 400 years. Everybody welcome,…

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November 2018

Kenilworth Civic Society – Hacking It!

20th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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KENILWORTH CIVIC SOCIETY – meet on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Club, off Abbey End car park, CV8 1QJ. On 20th November Peter Rhodes will talk about “Hacking It!” – Reflections on thirty years with the Daily Express and Daily Star, and how Britain’s biggest regional newspaper covered some of the world’s top stories. Columnist and blogger Peter Rhodes describes how he reported a changing world, and learned how to round up penguins in…

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January 2019

Kenilworth Civic Society – Every Common’s Gone

15th January @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End Car Park
Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1QJ United Kingdom
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We meet at the Senior Citizens Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month. On 15th January, Dr Richard Churchley will give a talk entitled “Every Common’s Gone” about the enclosure of open fields and wasteland in the midlands particularly in the 18th and early 19th centuries and the resulting dramatic changes to the landscape and the lives of ordinary people.

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