*** PROJECT REJUVENATION *** Committee Members WANTED!

Clent History Society needs YOU! We are on the lookout for new committee members! . . . → Read More: *** PROJECT REJUVENATION *** Committee Members WANTED!

Trips Summer 2016

This year we are combining our outings with Belbroughton History Society. A good chance for the two societies to get together. Visit to Coventry Transport Museum (newly refurbished) and to Coventry Cathedral with various guided tour options.  15th June. PLACES AVAILABLE. Cost £25 per person includes coach,gratuities, tours and entrance fees. Bring a picnic . . . → Read More: Trips Summer 2016

2016 Programme Update

Ian Bott to the Rescue. It was anticipated that our speaker for 24th March might not be available to give the advertised talk on Zeppelin raids in the Black Country.  Ian Bott was invited as a replacement speaker and very fortunately for us Ian had his very own talk on Zeppelins already planned and was happy . . . → Read More: 2016 Programme Update

Programme for 2016

THE ZEPPELIN RAIDS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR — THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR IN BEWDLEY, KIDDERMINSTER, WORCESTER and STOURBRIDGE — ELGAR’S COUNTRYSIDE — WORCESTER’S GEORGE MARSHALL MEDICAL MUSEUM – Health and medical treatment in Victorian England — . . . → Read More: Programme for 2016

Thursday 29th October – The Portland Vase

Join us for our last meeting of 2015! If you think you know the answer to the question “What did the Romans ever do for us?” …….You do? …….Yes, you  know about their-straight roads, towns built in strategic spots; an enormous east/west wall to stop the Picts from moving south. Maybe you could also . . . → Read More: Thursday 29th October – The Portland Vase

Trip Report – Rodmarton Manor (Aug 2015)

Our day trip to Rodmarton Manor August 2015 Once again we were lucky with dry weather and were able to enjoy our day unencumbered by coats or umbrellas. We broke our journey to Rodamarton (which is between Cirencester and Tetbury) at Gloucester. We based ourselves at the historic docks which combines attractive retail outlets . . . → Read More: Trip Report – Rodmarton Manor (Aug 2015)

Hagley Hall – Landscape Developments

Our Guide Joe Hawkins with an old, old piece of stone

         Joe Hawkins is a visionary academic, advocate of the eighteenth century landscape, combined with the huge physical capacity for rolling up his sleeves and getting the hard work done. We were lucky enough to hear him chart the evolution of the works so far at one of our lectures. We . . . → Read More: Hagley Hall – Landscape Developments

What’s going on in the grounds of Hagley Hall?

  We all know something is happening over there but what exactly? At a guess,  as we are now well into spring, maybe a spot of digging, a little bit of pruning…….! Those who have surveyed the scene from the top of Clent Hill,over the last few months may have noticed the heavy machinery . . . → Read More: What’s going on in the grounds of Hagley Hall?

Summer Visits.

Our trips in May and June to Four Ashes Hall  and to Hagley Park are  fully booked. We are sorry to disappoint those who would like to have come along but numbers for both trips were limited. This is the second trip to Four Ashes arranged especially to give members who missed out on . . . → Read More: Summer Visits.

Programme 2015

March 26th             –    John Sparry – Interesting Events of 1937.   May 21st                  –       Joe Hawkins – Gardens and landscape of Hagley Hall. * With guided tour  to follow in June. See Trips.   September . . . → Read More: Programme 2015