History of the Worcestershire Branch
of the Richard III Society 2007 - 2010

2007

Talks on The Monarch’s Way, The Marriage of Margaret of York, Medieval Monasteries of Yorkshire, and Medieval Underwear.

Trips to Wormleighton and Ashby St Ledgers, Greyfriars, Tewkesbury Medieval Fair and Battle Re-enactment, Wolverley and Boscobel House.

Other meetings were the AGM,with a tour of Claines Church, a Social Meeting and Sales, and the Christmas Bring and Share Tea with wine and juice bought from branch funds.

The branch had a display both days in the main marquee at the Tewkesbury Medieval Fair, courtesy of the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society. We sold books by Geoffrey Richardson and Brian Wainwright, our own mugs, mouse-mats and coasters, and society goods.

The branch made a donation of £40 to Worcester Cathedral instead of sending each other Christmas cards.

2008

Talks on the restoration of King's Norton Grammar School and the Saracen's Head; Eleanor Talbot; Richard Duke of York and the Worcester Pilgrim.

Trips to Madresfield Court; the Beauchamp Chapel in Warwick; Tewkesbury Medieval Fair and Battle Re-enactment; King's Norton, and Fairford Church.

Other meetings were the AGM,with a tour of Salwarpe Church, a debate about George Duke of Clarence and the Christmas Bring and Share Tea with wine and juice bought from branch funds.

The branch had a display both days in the main marquee at the Tewkesbury Medieval Fair, courtesy of the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society. We sold books by Annette Carson, Geoffrey Richardson and Brian Wainwright, our own mugs, mouse-mats and coasters, and society goods.

The branch made a donation of £35 to Tewkesbury Battlefield Society instead of sending each other Christmas cards.

2009

Talks on Worcester Cathedral and the city at the time of St. Wulfstan; Adulterous queens in medieval England from Olympia of Macedonia to Elizabeth Woodville; the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of 1973; and Lady Margaret Beaufort.

Trips to Kenilworth Castle; Medieval Coventry; St Wulfstan’s Cathedral; Knowle; the churches at Castle Frome and Eaton Bishop, and Grosmont Castle.

Other meetings were the AGM, with a tour of Upton Snodsbury Church ; a debate about What Happened to the Princes in the Tower; and the Christmas Bring and Share Tea with wine and juice bought from branch funds.

The branch made a donation of £60 to Astley Church near Nuneaton instead of sending each other Christmas cards.

2010

Talks on Arms and Armoury (cancelled due to snow in January but successfully given in October); an Account of the Battle of Tewkesbury; and a debate about What Happened to the Princes in the Tower.

Trips to Henley-in-Arden; Bridgnorth; and Malvern for an evening walk.

Other meetings were Making a Medieval Hat or Scrip; the AGM and visit to St Giles’ Chapel at Heightington; Fund Raiser and Social; and the Christmas Bring and Share Tea with wine and juice bought from branch funds.

The branch had a display for one day in the main marquee at the Tewkesbury Medieval Fair, courtesy of the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society, with the Gloucestershire Branch doing the honours on the second day.

The branch made a donation of £35 to Kinlet Church instead of sending each other Christmas cards.

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