LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY: At its recent meeting members were treated to a stimulating lecture by Glenn Foard, project officer of the Battlefields Trust. He is managing the Edgehill Battlefield Project and spoke about new discoveries concerning the first great Civil War battle. Members will be visiting the site in September 2006, under the direction of Glenn Foard.

The next meeting will be held on March 15 2005 at 7.15pm at the Quaker Meeting House, High Street, Warwick, beginning with the Society's short AGM. The speaker will be Nick Billingham on the Stratford Canal.

Lectures are open to all, though there is a charge of £1.50 for non-members - refundable on the night if they join the society. For information contact Neville Usher on 01789 205 043.