The excursion to Abbey fields, Kenilworth will start at 1pm on Saturday 5th May 2018 meeting at the Abbey Ruins located in Abbey Fields about 150 meters from Bridge Street. The guided Tour will be given by Jan Cooper, Chair of Kenilworth Heritage and Archaeological Society.
The guided tour will then continue by walking the short distance to visit the historic barn which is now home to the Kenilworth Barn Museum and Heritage Centre. Members will have the chance to learn more about the history of the abbey where an interpretation of Kenilworth Priory (later Abbey) with some beautifully carved and decorated stones and tiles on display which have been found during excavations of the site.
The tour will take approximately 2 hours. The excursion is £5 per person to members and includes a donation to KHAS. Advanced booking required.
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In November, we’ll be bringing you a lecture on the recent henges discovered in Warwickshire. In preparation we are excited to have the opportunity to visit the Vale of Pewsey and see excavations at Marden Henge. We’ll be taken on a two hour tour by the University of Reading on the 18th July at 2pm. As the Wiltshire Museum comes highly recommended, a trip there in the morning is also planned.
Car sharing seems the easiest option as we’ll be travelling from various points in Birmingham and Warwickshire, although we can arrange a mini-bus if numbers are sufficient. There is no obligation to offer lifts if you wish to travel down at your leisure.
A contribution towards fuel costs would be great and there is a charge for entry to the Museum in Devizes (£4.50 for groups).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. In your email if you could say whether you’ll travel under your own steam, offer a space in your car or require a lift. If you would like to offer a space in your car or require a lift let us know where your ideal pick up point is.
Dr. Mike Hodder will lead a tour of Roman Wall and the on-site museum, following on from his lecture on October 4 – the first lecture in the 2016/2017 series. See ‘Excursions’ for details.
A guided walk by George Demidowicz, following on from last year’s lecture on Coventry’s two cathedrals. There are few , if any, who could rival George’s knowledge of the medieval city. See ‘Excursions, for details.