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Centenary Archive

2019 Calendar

Up until Dec 22nd we are mounting a special Christmas Exhibition. In this Exhibition we are telling some of the story behind each of the twelve pictures in our 2019 Calendar together with some items from the Collection relating to each picture. 

In addition you can purchase the Calendar and also one of our Southam Christmas Cards for that special relation or friend who may have happy memories of Southam from days gone by. Prints of these cards are available to give as presents as well as many other items. There is also an opportunity to buy a raffle ticket to win one of seven prizes including a Christmas Hamper (generously sponsored by Southam Co-op) and including two bottles of wine.

Children can enjoy colouring a Christmas Card and those under 5 can have their picture taken on our Rocking Horse while you have a unique opportunity to see a rolling display of approximately 90 photographs from our archives. 

Come and take a look. The Exhibition is open in Tithe Place opposite Southam Library as follows:

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings 10:00 to 12:00 until December 22nd. 

Admission free.

Contact us for group visits at other times.

We have created an archive of stories – a Centenary Archive – which formed the basis of our major WW1 exhibition during 2018. In the Centenary Archive we have included stories from people who had relatives living in and near Southam during WW1.

We researched:

  • Southam WW1 service men who lost their lives
  • Widows and orphans – how they remade their lives
  • The wounded and survivors – what the future held
  • Former Southam men who served in the Canadian and other armies
  • Nurses, VADs and medics from Southam
  • Patients from The Grange Red Cross VAD Hospital
  • Troops billeted in Southam pre Gallipoli in 1915

Click on Southam VAD Hospital and WW1 Centenary Archive to view the results of our research. Contact Val Brodie for more information and to share your details or call in on Tuesday mornings between 10 and 12:00.

For a number of years now the Collection has been producing a Calendar containing pictures of Southam streets, buildings and people from back in Victorian times right up to the end of the last century. Printing of these Calendars is supported by local businesses and invariably we run out before January comes round.

If you would like a Calendar (A4 size) for yourself or a friend either pop round when we’re open or drop us an email before we run out – demand this year seems to be higher than last.

Available now from Southam Heritage Collection at Tithe Place, High Street, Southam, CV47 0HB for £5.00 (P&P £1.50 within the UK) – please make cheques payable to Southam Heritage Collection.