Dances and Celebrations

CARDALL’S CORNER - January 2016 By Helen Morris

There have always been memorable shows and dances to entertain the people of Southam, and some residents have had their reminiscences recorded by Southam Heritage Collection. Doreen Smith remembered that her father, Clement Smith, the Midland Bank manager after WW2, started a youth club called ‘The Sparklets’ based at the Old Court House (now the [...]

2017-02-05T12:47:21+00:00January 18th, 2017|Cardall's Corner, Entertainment, People|0 Comments

Southam Theatre 1822

Shakespeare on Tour - Macbeth in Southam, 22 November 1822 There was some excitement around Southam Heritage Collection when we were asked to contribute to the BBC’s Shakespeare on Tour project in March 2016, part of the commemoration of 400 years since the bard’s death. Numerous local radio stations across the country honed in on [...]

2016-12-11T23:20:54+00:00May 25th, 2016|Entertainment, Inns, People, Workplaces|0 Comments

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire – March 22nd 2016 – Part 1

Below you can listen to an edited version of a short interview with Bernard Cadogan during the BBC Coventry and Warwickshire "Trish and Jo at Breakfast" programme on March 22nd. This interview, from Market Hill, was the first of three with members of the Southam Heritage Collection broadcast as part of the Shakespeare on Tour programme of 200 stories [...]

2016-12-11T23:20:54+00:00April 6th, 2016|Entertainment, Workplaces|0 Comments

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire – March 22nd 2016 – Part 2

Below you can listen to an edited version of a short interview with Val Brodie during the BBC Coventry and Warwickshire "Vic Minett" programme on March 22nd. This interview was the second of three with members of the Southam Heritage Collection broadcast as part of the Shakespeare on Tour programme of 200 stories relating to the locations of [...]

2016-12-11T23:20:54+00:00April 6th, 2016|Entertainment, Workplaces|0 Comments

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire – March 22nd 2016 – Part 3

Below you can listen to an edited version of a short interview with Linda Doyle during the BBC Coventry and Warwickshire "Brody Swain" programme on March 22nd. This interview was the last of three with members of the Southam Heritage Collection broadcast as part of the Shakespeare on Tour programme of 200 stories relating to the locations of performances of [...]

2016-12-11T23:20:54+00:00April 6th, 2016|Entertainment, Workplaces|0 Comments

Silent Cinema

Southam Cinema In the early years of the twentieth century and for many years before that, the old Southam Court House in Oxford Street was the only public hall in the town and as such was used for a wide variety of functions. Murderers and lesser criminals were arraigned before the magistrates who sat there; [...]

2016-12-11T23:20:55+00:00March 12th, 2016|Entertainment|0 Comments