17th November – “Shackleton’s Endurance” – Andrew Lound

The story isn’t over yet… … Earlier this year (February 2022) Sir Ernest Shackleton’s long lost ship Endurance, was discovered! Located at a depth of 3,008m in the waters of Antarctica and 4 miles south of its last recorded position. The ship’s exact whereabouts had been unknown for 100 years. The debate about the . . . → Read More: 17th November – “Shackleton’s Endurance” – Andrew Lound

2022 Event Programme

Dates for your Diary: Thursday – 17th March, 19th May, 15th September and 17th November. . . . → Read More: 2022 Event Programme

25th November – A 1920’s Christmas

Christmas is Coming and…… Yes Christmas is coming soon and Clent History Society, always ever ready,  will be dipping its toes into Christmases past and present a little earlier this year. Our Christmas date to remember is Thursday 25th November. Yes 20 days after Bonfire night and a month before Christmas Day…..Never to soon to . . . → Read More: 25th November – A 1920’s Christmas

Latest News – Aug 2021

Hopefully Clent History Society meetings will be restarting very soon in Clent Parish Hall. Over the last year we have enjoyed being part of the Zoom meetings put on by Belbroughton and Chaddesley History Societies. Some interesting talks were presented and it was good to see many familiar faces on screen as people logged . . . → Read More: Latest News – Aug 2021

Hard Times – Historic experiences of Pandemic in Clent: Plague and Cholera

In the grip of COVID-19, John Amplett relates how Clent coped with a previous pandemic; The Plague, and we read what advice the ‘Sanitary Committee of the County Council of Worcestershire’ had to say about Cholera in 1892 . . . → Read More: Hard Times – Historic experiences of Pandemic in Clent: Plague and Cholera

We’ll Meet Again Sometime Zoom 11/11/2020

Join Belbroughton History Society for a series virtual Zoom lecture: Edward I, The Hammer of the Scots – 18th November . . . → Read More: We’ll Meet Again Sometime Zoom 11/11/2020

Clent History Now

Here we are – August 4th 2020 – the day is cool and cloudy. It’s a quiet day on Adams Hill. The car park has spaces for any would be walkers who want to venture up this way. I’m not certain about the local pubs. They have their outdoor seating areas, tables and chairs . . . → Read More: Clent History Now

19th March – Meeting Cancelled

We  are sorry to cancel our advertised meeting on Thursday 19th March 2020. The meeting has been cancelled inline with government advice which aims to limit the spread of the Corona Virus by discouraging us to attend gatherings of any sort whether in pubs , cafes, theatres and though they don’t actually say it . . . → Read More: 19th March – Meeting Cancelled

19th March – The Sweet Life in Bournville – Richard Booth

19th March – Richard Booth presents “The Sweet Life in Bournville”. . . . → Read More: 19th March – The Sweet Life in Bournville – Richard Booth

Folklore, Legends and Other Supernatural Tales.

Written by Rosanne Palmer and originally published in Clent Clarion 28. – November 2016. I have often been struck by the fact that there are very few legends and supernatural stories associated with Clent. I have an avid interest in folklore,  legends and other supernatural tales and many is the time I have opened . . . → Read More: Folklore, Legends and Other Supernatural Tales.