Marks in the dried grass in the churchyard have revealed the existence of at least 8 gravestones that were not detected in the uncovering and recording operation which we did a few years ago. It is intended to uncover these remaining gravestones and record their inscriptions and also search for any adjacent sites. Volunteers are invited to attend on Saturday 25 August at 9.30 am. Useful tools are spades, trowels, buckets, wheelbarrows, brushes, shears.
Please contact Colin on 651411 if you intend to come, so he can ring everyone in case of cancellation due to adverse weather conditions.
Friday 7th September, 8 pm, Lighthorne Village Hall
In 1866, Sir Charles Mordaunt brought his young bride, Harriet Moncreiffe, back to his Warwickshire mansion, Walton Hall. She was part of the Prince of Wales’ infamous set, and when she had a baby there were several contenders for fatherhood. The ensuing trial, involving the Prince himself, became a scandal.
Lady Hamilton of Walton Hall, the President of the Warwickshire Local History Society, is the author of a book on the scandal. Her talk is sure to be very entertaining.
Regrettably Richard had to cancel the walk which was scheduled for July, due to ill health. He is hoping to lead the walk for us in early October. More details later.
Friday 9th November, 8 pm, Lighthorne Village Hall
Discover what it takes to run a heritage steam railway, its recent reconnection with Broadway Station, how the past is respected and the influence of modern innovations.