Learn about the treasures of the past in town

THE Antique Society has moved back to Kenilworth after 34 years and is holding many events throughout 2012.

The Mid-Warwickshire Antique Society, which was founded in April 1968, and is now run by its president David Barby, of TV Bargain Hunt and Flog It, and chairman Ray Sheppard, meets on the fourth Thursday evening of each month at the Waverley Day Centre in Waverley Road.

Meetings will cover Stourbridge Glass in June, Modern Art in July, The Tudors in September, Antique Clocks in October, English Silver in November and Christmas in WWII in December.

One of the highlights of this year’s programme, on Thursday June 28, is a talk on the Golden Age of Stourbridge Glass by Charles Hajdamach, the curator of the Broadfield House Glass Museum.

The aim of the society is to promote knowledge about the treasures of the past and it does this by introducing experts, often from outside the area, who are able to inspire audiences through their enthusiasm and their skill in communication.