History society back with latest talk in Redditch - The Redditch Standard

History society back with latest talk in Redditch

Redditch Editorial 10th May, 2024   0

FOLLOWING the successful opening meeting in April, Redditch History Society continues its programme of monthly presentations on both local and national aspects of British history.

The next meeting, on Monday May 13, will be a talk by expert Paul Mortimer about King Raedwald and what may have been his ship burial at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.

Pat Bushaway speakers organiser at Redditch History Society said: “We are very fortunate that Paul, who is travelling from Essex to speak to us, will be bringing his facsimiles of the Sutton Hoo treasure.

“This will include his helmet, sword and its jewels, belt and jewels, the purse, the shield and the great gold buckle – a rare opportunity for Redditch, not to be missed.”

Paul Mortimer has had a lifelong interest in the early medieval period, particularly in Modern Europe, and has been trying to understand the Sutton Hoo burial and its implications for several decades.

He has written extensively on his subject and continues to make connections by reconsidering and reconstructing the important and sometimes enigmatic finds.




The History Society meets at the Oasis Christian Centre at 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, opposite the bus and railway sations, from 2pm until 4pm on the second Monday afternoon each month.

Non-members are always welcome, for a £4 entrance fee, and refreshments are available after the talk for just 50 pence per person.


Further details about the Society and forthcoming talks visit redditchhistorysociety.org.uk or the leaflet is available at Redditch Library and The Palace Theatre.

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