Offchurch History Book

Offchurch 1820 – 1980: 160 years of life in a Warwickshire village

http://www.offchurchhistorybook.co.uk/

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  • What have Pocahontas, a dragon from Lyme Regis and Edward the Prince of Wales got in common with Offchurch?
  • What is a pibble and a pinner?
  • Take a trip around the village with Lord and Lady Guernsey in 1848
  • Read the stories behind the headstones
  • Make sense of the censuses

 

 

 

This book is a light-hearted look at the social history of the village of Offchurch, mainly focussing on events and the people involved in them. It has been written chronologically.

Material has been gathered from school log books, vestry minutes, local newspaper archives, the internet, word of mouth, books and old village magazines. It has been a joy to research and write and I sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading it.

St. Gregory’s church went through a massive period of restoration between the years 1863 to 1871 and this has been documented in the book.

There were eight censuses taken between 1841 and 1911 and I had a lot of fun picking them apart and number-crunching. Which were the most popular names in the village? How many people were born in the village? Who was living in The Bury? Who was the oldest resident?

From a scandal connected to the Lord of the Manor that rocked the Royal family, to how the village was run by the vestry committee.

From details about the many vicars through the years, to weddings and funerals held at St. Gregory’s church.

From the building of the first school, to the closing of the last.

Material has been gathered from school log books, vestry minutes, local newspaper archives, the internet, word of mouth, books and old village magazines.  It has been a joy to research and write and I sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading it.”

Sue Lyne (Author)

For more information about the book, the book launch or to buy the book please visit the book website: http://www.offchurchhistorybook.co.uk/

The Princethorpe Woodlands Living Landscape – 4th June 2015

Cubbington Action Group Against HS2 presents an illustrated evening talk on The Princethorpe Woodlands Living Landscape project by Chris Redstall, Living Landscape Officer of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Everyone welcome, free admission: Thursday 4 June at Cubbington Village Hall, Broadway, at 7.30pm, after a brief Annual General Meeting and update on HS2.

Happy New Year from Severn Rivers Trust

Happy New Year!

Please click here to download the Winter issue of the Leam Partnership Newsletter filled with:

  • Latest info on Grants for 2015
  • Free professional advice visits for your farm
  • Updates on metaldehyde pilot project & water quality results
  • Events over the next 3 months

Kind Regards
Melissa

Melissa Hoskings Bsc(Hons), MSc(Dist)
Catchment Officer – Severn Rivers Trust

Tel:07584 569429
Email: melissa@severnriverstrust.com
Website: www.severnriverstrust.com

Warwickshire Avon Partnership public workshops

The Warwickshire Avon Partnership is hosting some public workshops about the Warwickshire Avon Catchment. Do you live, work or play within the catchment? We want to explore how we can work together locally to better understand:

  • Why is the Warwickshire Avon important for wildlife, people and the local economy?
  • What can be improved to benefit local people, visitors, wildlife, water and business?
  • What can we do together to make the Warwickshire Avon better?

TWO events are being held:

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 (Day)
Henley College Coventry
Henley Road
Bell Green
Coventry, CV2 1ED
From 10am to 3pm
Tea and Coffee and lunch will be provided

Tuesday 30th September 2014 (Evening)
Evesham United Football Club
Cheltenham Road
Evesham
WR11 1DQ
From 5pm to 9pm
Tea and Coffee and buffet dinner will be provided

Kind Regards
Melissa

Melissa Hoskings Bsc(Hons), MSc(Dist), MCIEEM
Catchment Officer – Severn Rivers Trust

Tel:07584 569429
Email: melissa@severnriverstrust.com
Website: www.severnriverstrust.com

“Four Eyes” live music duo

Dear all,

My name is Anthony Harris. I am part of a duo with my Father called “Four Eyes” Over the last 15 years we have played music at various pubs & clubs in Warwickshire and the surrounding areas. Currently, we charge £100 for 2 & 1/2 hrs entertainment. Typically, this consists of 1hr acoustic guitar/harmonica & 1 & 1/2 hrs of electric guitar songs played over a drum/bass backing. We can do an all acoustic/harmonica evening If required. All songs played are well known. Nothing obscure.

Should you need a reference please contact Steve & Louise at The Hope & Anchor, Hill Street, Leamington Spa. We have done New Years Eve there for the past three years. Alternatively, I can send you a home recorded disc If you let me know.

Thank you for your time.

Anthony James Harris “Four Eyes”
Tel Anthony MOB 07734526999
Tel John (01926)745064

Remaining 2014 DATES

FRIDAY JULY 25TH – THE YEW TREE, CONDERTON.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28TH – THE TOM O THE WOOD, ROWINGTON.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 31ST – THE HOPE & ANCHOR, LEAMINGTON SPA.