Our Next Monthly Opens Evenings
- Are Tuesday; 5th September, 3rd October, 7th November 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm
- Harbury School, Mill St, Harbury, Leamington, Spa CV33 9HR
- An Introduction to using the Heritage Room (Video)
- Harbury in pictures (Facebook)
- Harbury Heritage Listed Buildings (Photos)
Harbury Heritage Room
Open Evenings are usually every first Tuesday of the month. We are also open on other days, e.g. Garden Walkabout Day. In September we joined other local history groups at All Saints Church in Leamington for an exhibition of material, which attracted around 400 people, and was a great success In the Heritage Room we have a display of items relating to the First World War at present, as well as a beautiful book created by Sharon Hancock telling the story of all the Harbury men who gave their lives from 1914 to 1918. There is also some work by the children from 1984, relating to Sussex Cottages. Over and above the items on display is the archive of documents and photos in their hundreds!
The Harbury Heritage Group was set up to find a home for the hundreds of old photos and documents relating to the history of Harbury which had been gathered over many years by the staff of Harbury Primary School. The material is used in the classroom when there are opportunities to investigate local topics.
It was felt that the collection should be available to a wider audience, so the Heritage Room was opened in 2012. A classroom was converted for the purpose. It is also used as a music room, group working area and meeting room when not being used as a resource. Visitors are invited to come and use the collection on the first Tuesday of each month from 6.30-8.30p.m. or to make arrangements for the room to be opened at a mutually convenient time. It is also open to coincide with various school open days or evenings.
The Harbury Heritage Group consists of a committee of around 20 people linked to the village. Their time is given gratis, and the room is entirely self-funded. Money is raised through voluntary contributions, and sales of booklets relating to the village. Our most recent publication is “Let’s Go Shopping In Harbury”, which details the story of shops in the village over the past 100 years or so.
A quick look at our catalogue will give you some idea of the huge amount of material which is available for your perusal. We look forward to seeing you
New Book Available – Harbury Emporium
Heritage Room, Cana Wines, Harbury Library or Harbury School.