“From Plough Shares to Pints” by Henry Marriot

Friday 2nd February 2018, 8 pm, Lighthorne Village Hall

A Powerpoint presentation by Henry Marriot, of the history of Thornley’s Brewery in Radford Semele. Henry’s great-grandfather, Henry Edward Thornley was a farmer who brewed beer for his farm labourers during the harvest season. This process extended to beer brewing for the neighbouring farms and in the late 19th century Henry’s great-grandfather and grandfather established the brewery which continued in production until the 1970s.

AGM and “Little-Known Warwickshire” Part 2 by Alan Winterburn

Friday 9th March 2018, 7.30 pm, Lighthorne Village Hall

Alan Winterburn gave us the first part of his slide show on “Little-Known Warwickshire” in November 2016 and it was so well received by the members present that we have asked him to return and give us the second part of his presentation. Alan is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Warwickshire and his illustrated talk will be riveting, if it is of the same standard as the the first part. The AGM starts at 7.30 pm and the talk starts at 8 pm.