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-
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-
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.
This excellent book is now available from the following outlets:
Heritage Room, Harbury Library or Harbury School.