Max Keen will be talking about the role of Worcester, Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourbridge in the Civil War in Worcestershire at the group’s next meeting on Tuesday, February 19. The meeting starts at 2pm in the Corn Exchange at Kidderminster Town Hall.

Gay Hill, publicity officer, said: “Originally Max’s talk was due to be held in the King Charles Room but we knew that Max is always a very popular speaker so the venue has now been changed to the Corn Exchange on the ground floor of the town hall. “Worcestershire featured heavily in the Civil War, quite apart from the Battle of Worcester in 1651. “King Charles I granted Kidderminster a Charter in 1636 and nine years later travelled back through Kidderminster and Bewdley after his defeat at Naseby. “We know that Max comes in Cavalier dress, ready to challenge any Parliamentarian symapthisers in the audience. So be prepared for a highly entertaining and stimulating talk. "

Everyone is welcome to attend and can pay on the door. The entry fee of £3 for non-members and £2 for members includes refreshments and there is also a themed raffle.

For more information, telephone Gay Hill on 01562 746370.