The English Civil War

Cardall's Corner - October 2019 - Linda Doyle

Over the last couple of years, a group of Warwickshire enthusiasts have been translating 17th century Civil War Parliamentary loss account documents. The Southam group has been ...

2019-09-06T19:59:27+01:00October 6th, 2019|Cardall's Corner, Events|0 Comments

Oral History

Cardal's Corner - June 2019 - Helen Morris

In 2007, shortly after joining the Friends of the Cardall Collection, I volunteered to work on collecting oral history – that is, recording spoken historical memories. It is one of the best ways ...

2019-09-06T20:03:58+01:00June 10th, 2019|Events, Memories, People|0 Comments

Speed Records

Cardall's Corner - March 2019 - Bernard Cadogan

Speeding vehicles on our roads is a problem that we are all aware of, and most of us will know of someone who has been ‘caught speeding’. With two of the country’s leading car manufacturers, Jaguar and Aston Martin Lagonda, having facilities within seven miles …

2019-07-03T20:29:09+01:00March 3rd, 2019|Events, Memories, People|0 Comments

The Hunting Season

CARDALLS CORNER - February 2018 - by Linda Doyle

The Great War changed the British way of life by starting to narrow the class divisions between the rich and poor. Previously, a year was not only divided into four weather seasons, but by social and lifestyle ‘seasons’ as well. One such season was the fox hunting season during the autumn and winter months. [...]

2018-02-06T20:37:08+00:00February 6th, 2018|Cardall's Corner, Events, Sport, Streets|0 Comments

All our Yesterdays

CARDALLS CORNER - January 2018 - by Chris Holding and Pam McConnell

Our new exhibition titled ‘All Our Yesterdays’ opens on Tuesday 9th January and will be available to view on Tuesday and Saturday mornings (10am to 12 noon) at Vivian House, Market Hill, until the end of April. To begin this New Year we are going ‘back to basics’ by creating a display featuring some of the [...]

2018-01-08T17:22:38+00:00January 8th, 2018|Cardall's Corner, Events|0 Comments

I’ve got some more barrels for you

CARDALL's CORNER - August 2017 by Alan Griffin

Walking the turnpike road towards Fenny Compton on a hot August morning in 1848, James Read pondered some remarks addressed to him months earlier following a case at Southam Magistrates’ Court. The phrase ‘Somebody should pay dear for this’ had stuck in his memory. Read was the Southam Division sergeant in the Knightlow Hundred Police Force and in [...]

2017-08-05T10:01:43+01:00August 5th, 2017|Cardall's Corner, Events, Memories|0 Comments

Southam Fairs

CARDALL'S CORNER - June 2017 By Alan Griffin

Many English fairs have their origins in Medieval times during the reign of King Henry III. The Benedictine monks of Coventry Priory were granted a market charter for their Southam manor in 1227. They subsequently received grants for fairs on St Peter and St Paul’s Day (June 28), St George’s Day (April 23) and on the Feast of St Leger (October 2). [...]

2017-06-08T15:55:51+01:00June 8th, 2017|Cardall's Corner, Events|0 Comments