History of the Worcestershire Branch
of the Richard III Society 1990 - 1994

1990 A report on the group appeared in the Worcester Evening News on January 11th.

Kevin Down's weekend course in Ludlow " Richard III Good or Bad" attended by several members.

First meeting in July with Linda Treybig who organises British tours for American Ricardians.

Applied to main Richard III Society to become the Worcestershire Branch - this was granted in December.

Donations to St James' Churches in Sutton Cheney and Dadlington, and the Fotheringhay Cope Appeal.

Trips to Worcester Cathedral, Goodrich Castle, Abbey Dore, Kilpeck, Sudeley Castle, Bosworth and Kenilworth Castle.

1991 Met Linda Treybig's tour at Hidcote Manor Gardens on July 6th.

Decided to start "Dickon Independent", the quarterly magazine of the Worcestershire Branch of the Richard III Society, with the first issue in October, for Richard's birthday on the 2nd.

Kevin Down's April weekend course in Ludlow " Richard III Good or Bad" attended by several members.

Donation to Middleham Jewel Appeal.

Trips to Little Malvern Priory, Baddesley Clinton, Broughton Castle, Tewkesbury for the battle re-enactment, Bosworth, and York for the banquet weekend in October.

1992 The London Branch came to Worcester and some members met them, together with an Australian Ricardian.

Trips to Gloucester Docks, Maxstoke Castle, Warwick Castle, Bosworth, Much Wenlock Priory, Shrewsbury, Haughmond Abbey, and Buildwas Abbey.

1993 Donations to Barley Hall and Tewkesbury Abbey.

Article about the branch in Worcester Evening News on August 21st.

Permission granted by the main society to amend the constitution to include more committee members - two programme planners, a press officer and an editor.

Trips to Harvington Hall, Hellens, Bewdley, Bosworth, Charlecote Park, Coughton Court and York for the weekend of the banquet in October.

1994 Our research officer was awarded the Richard III Society Bursary for a student at the York University Centre for Medieval Studies, to help with her dissertation on Cecily Neville and English queen-ship in the fifteenth century. A copy is available from the Barton Library of the Richard III Society.

Article in the Worcester Evening News on November 17th about the branch and the Richard III Museum in York.

Trips to St Leonard's Church Beoley, Bordesley Abbey, the Old Rectory at Ipsley, and Great Witley.

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