The Vale of Evesham Civic Society


"Preserve the best, improve the rest"


Patron: Alistair McGowan

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V.E.C.S. Talks and Trips 2017




All coach trips will leave from Chadbury Farm Shop, rear car park, off Worcester Road Island, Evesham WR11 4DT (01386 446705). Please include SAE when applying for tickets.


Please make cheques payable to -Vale of Evesham Civic Society" and send to:


Sue Campbell

13 Lanesfield Park



WR11 4NU


Tel. 01386 47434


Talks and Meetings

All meetings will take place at Ecgwin's Club, 117 High Street. Evesham, starting at 7.30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.  


There is free parking on site and an excellent bar with coffee facilities at Ecgwin's Club.


We welcome visitors to all our events, except for the AGM.  Please note that on arrival we will need to sign you in as a guest of the club.


We charge £3 for visitors and £2 for members for each event.



Saturday      Annual lunch




Tuesday     Talk ~The Pilgrims Way

14th            From Winchester to Canterbury on foot to visit

February     the shrine of Thomas a Becket following an ancient track way.

Dr Steven Blake


Tuesday     Talk ~Canals in the Landscape

14th            How canals are affected by the geography and

March         geology under them & how they relate to the natural environment.

Tony Conder


Tuesday      Annual General Meeting

11th             Short talk by Councillor Colin Tether



Friday         The Other Place, Stratford Upon Avon

19th            Discover the process in which a play makes its way

May            from page to stage.     To meet at venue.


Monday       Cardiff Castle via Monmouth. TBC




Thursday    Newstead Abbey &  Papplewick Pumping Station

July 13th    The home of the Byron family and the nearby

                  Victorian water works with 2 unique Watts Rotative Beam Engines.


Thursday    Hailes Abbey

10th            A tour around the ruins of Hailes Abbey led by

August        the custodian of the site and a visit to the parish Church.

                  Free admission for NT and English Heritage members


Thursday    Richard III Centre, Leicester

14th            Visit to the centre and opportunity to see other

September  historic and modern buildings in Leicester


Tuesday     Talk ~ An Englishman’s Castle is His Home

10th            A look at our castles and how they have

October      changed over the centuries.

Keith Cattell


Tuesday    Talk ~The Steam Era in Worcestershire.

14th           An expert on the Barnt Green, Redditch,

November  Evesham and Ashchurch lines

Philip Jarvis