11th November 2012: History & Archive Open Day

  • Sunday 11th. November 11-4 pm.
  • Clent Parish Hall, Church Ave, Clent.
  • Entrance :  £2.  (Accompanied children free)
  • Refreshments:  50p – Tea/coffee/ biscuits.
  • Directions from Bromsgrove – A449. Take left turn into Clent village. Turn right into Church Ave at Bell&Cross junction.
  • Directions from Halesowen/ Birmingham. – A456 to Hagley traffic island. Take 1st left. At The Lyttleton turn right. Once in Clent pass The French Hen (previously The Woodman), go straight on at the roundabout. Drive through ‘The Rocks. At the Bell& Cross junction turn left into Church Ave.
  • Directions from  Kidderminster– A456, through Blakedown to Hagley traffic island. Take 3rd exit. At The Lyttleton turn right. Once in Clent pass The French Hen.  Drive through The Rocks. at The Bell& Cross junction turn left into Church Ave.
  • Parking – behind Parish hall, or on road higher up Church Avenue.
  • Disabled Access & WC.  Yes    –  2 designated parking spaces.


What have we got?

We have much of our huge archive on display. If there is something you are especially interested in but cannot see please ask us.

There are maps, parish magazines, school registers, wills, reference books, documents, lots of photographs, models, and many donated artefacts, videos. There is information on – St Leonard’s Parish Church in addition to displays relating to the former Methodist Chapel in Bromsgrove Rd  and the more recently closed Catholic Church at Holy Cross Green.

There are several private collections to look at, including our chairman’s own wonderful  re-creation of the village shop which had been run by members of his family until its closure in the late 1980’s. We are also delighted to have Colin Palmer share his extensive collection of Clent memorabilia once again.

The various activities in and around the village are well represented- school life, WI, Mother’s Union, Clent Amateur Dramatics, Pubs, village festivals and fetes, families, houses.

We’ll have paper and pens on hand in case you forget yours and want to jot things down. We’ll have society members keen to listen if you have village memories to share or to help with any questions.

A visit to the  book table is well worth while. Have a browse . All of our own books are  priced at £5  and are popular gifts but take time to read through yourself before giving them away or buy a copy you can keep and catch up on The Clarion, there is a new one out.

We also expect to  have a notable neighbour or two, dropping by and perhaps we’ll have a surprise to unveil which will embellish our future visits to the Parish Hall!!

We look forward to seeing you.

Remember our next Open Day is not until November 2014!

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