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WW1 Information Boards

1st Oct 2018

The Lickey Hills Local History Society held a very successful Open Weekend on 15 & 16 September.  The focus of the weekend was the World War I Project which is drawing to a close.  Over 200 people viewed the exhibition each day and around 50 took part in each of the guided walks led by Steve Hinton.

During the weekend, three new information boards were unveiled to illustrate the findings of the project research team which includes several LHS members: Jill and Pete Harvey, Carole Burden, Joy Bourne, Diane Smith and Brian Gould. The boards which are close to the Visitor Centre have been designed by Keith and Simon Woolford and are of the highest professional standard, reflecting well on all members involved in the project.

Discover the Latest Status of the WW1 Project

28th Aug 2018

Over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of September the Lickey Hills Local History Society has its annual open Weekend at the Visitor Centre on Warren Lane. The event takes place between 11am and 4pm on both days.

There will be guided walks, displays and activities. Subjects included this year are:

  • The results of the Heritage Lottery funded project : ‘Hidden First World War Heritage of the Lickey Hills’
  • the men on our war memorials
  • 1918 Suffrage
  • the Spanish Flu; local churches
  • and a collection of local maps

New Geology Information Board

6th Jun 2018

A new information board has recently been sited on Bilberry Hill alongside the Easy Access path.  The board gives detailed information about the geology of the Hills including the “Top Six Lickey Geo Facts”.  Did you know that magnetism locked in some of the rocks when they were formed tells us that up until the Carboniferous era (approx. 359 to 299 million years ago), the area that is now the Lickeys lay to the south of the Equator?  This along with lots of other information can be found on the board.  The board has been sponsored by several organisations including the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth
Heritage Trust and Birmingham City Council.


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