Projects - an exciting way to forge personal links to the past
Our research group is led by Roger Leese. It provides an opportunity for members to undertake research activities which attract them and are relevant to the Society objectives. Financial support, expert assistance and introductions are available.
A three year research programme published "Yesterday's Children" in May 2013.
Based upon the information discovered we have published an Heritage Trail around Bidford. You can download it from Recent Publications tab
We Will Remember Them
Culminating 10 years of research the book:"We Will Remember Them"; gives the stories of those men who lost their lives in the Great War. Published in November 15th. 2014 .
1914 - 18 Soldiers Who Survived
A longer term research programme is discovering the lives of those who survived the great war and returned to live through the 20th. century. Publication is scheduled for November 2018.
For those interested in tracing family history we provide occassional expert tutorials. Familiarity with a computer is required, and some patience. Tutorials are for new beginners and there is a series also for more experinecd users.
As a Society, we have initiated or been involved in other activities such as:
We continue to look for fresh opportunities to discover, research and capture more of the history of Bidford and its surrounding villages.
Please speak to Roger Leese about any interests you may have.