Events

“Two Thousand Years of British Coinage” by Colin Clay

Friday 18th January, 8 pm, Lighthorne Village Hall

Local coin collector, Colin Clay, will give a Powerpoint presentation including examples of coins from every monarch’s reign from William the Conqueror onwards. He will explain moneyers, mintmarks, runic letters and Latin inscriptions. Also referenced will be the siege coins of the British Civil Wars, the Industrial Revolution and coins used in the British Empire.

Lighthorne Reminiscences

Sunday 12th May 2019, time to be anounced, Lighthorne Village Hall

You are cordially invited to tea and cake, during the afternoon. Images of old Lighthorne will be projected onto a screen and documents from our archive will be on view. The older village residents will be invited to recall their memories of the village in “the old days”.

“The Loss Accounts of Lighthorne in the English Civil Wars” by Ann and Colin Such

Friday 15th November 2019, 8 pm, Lighthorne Village Hall

Warwickshire was a “front line” county during the Civil Wars and the Loss Accounts, submitted by the local inhabitants, handwritten by the local constable, were a vehicle to express their grievances and losses suffered as a result of the wars and a means for the Government to hold its own soldiers, commanders and officials to account. Here of the deprivations and taxes suffered by Lighthorne residents.