The group began in 1973 as an adult evening class sponsored by the Workers Education Association. It met in the Percival Guildhouse - Rugby's independent adult education centre. The evening classes lasted for about 6 years building up a small group of regulars.
When the formal classes stopped the regulars continued to meet as an independent group at the Guildhouse and have continued to the present day. The groups principal activity is mutual support in furthering the research of its individual members. However we work as a group when a suitable project, such as the production of a book, has been identified.
The group meets at 2pm on Wednesday afternoons at the Guildhouse during the Autumn and Spring terms. During the Summer term, visits to local places of interest are arranged.