Welcome to the website of our local history society.
The Society was established to explore the local history of this ancient town and the surrounding villages, to encourage research, recording and publication of information for future generations.
Alcester and District Local History Society meets every month, with an invited speaker and guests are always welcome. See the EVENTS page for details.
We publish a monthly newsletter and a journal “Local Past” twice a year. We also produce “Occasional Papers” on specific areas of interest. We also have an extensive and ever-expanding digital archive of photographs and documents of historical interest.
Alcester is a small market town in South Warwickshire standing at the junction of the River Arrow and the River Alne.The town has Roman origins and much evidence of the Roman settlement has been uncovered.
The town continued to develop through the centuries up to the present day and there are many half-timbered buildings that still survive in the town centre. The present day town has a population of around 12,000 and boasts many historical inns and a traditional High Street lined with a variety of shops.