Leamington History Fair

On Saturday Sept 4th the Southam Heritage Collection joined many other local history groups at the parish church in Leamington for the annual Local History Fair. We took along a travelling version of Val Brodie’s “Humour and Sentiment in WW1” exhibition together with a table-top show case holding some of our items and a selection of Calendars, and SHC publications for sale. Val also gave a short 20 minute illustrated presentation on her work.

Over 400 visitors viewed the exhibition during the course of the day with several coming along specially to discuss specific items or areas of research. The exhibition was larger that in previous years with more exhibitors and more visitors. Chris White, MP for Leamington made a short speech and declared the exhibition open.