Events for 2024

All meetings are held in Clent Parish Hall, Church Avenue. (DY9 9Q)

Please check times as we have made some changes in order to make our winter meetings more accessible by holding them in the afternoon rather than evening.

On 21st March at 2pm Henry Chance gave his talk Chance Brothers Glass . . . → Read More: Events for 2024

Raining Again.

The following is an extract from an unpublished book – Six Poor Boys– written by the late Joyce Coley; a well respected teacher and local historian. In this book Joyce explores many aspects of Clent village life from the 1700s to the 1940s.

Wednesday 2ed January 2024 and it is raining again . . . → Read More: Raining Again.

7th December – Christmas, Past and Present

You are invited to join us at Clent Parish Hall on Thursday 7th December. The doors will be open at 7pm so come and grab a seat ready for Mary Bodfish to begin her talk at 8pm.

The season to be jolly will soon be upon us and Mary’s talk will set . . . → Read More: 7th December – Christmas, Past and Present

Meetings and Events for 2023

A focus on very local history fills our calendar for the Historic year of 2023: Stourbridge Glass Works, Avoncroft and the Witches of Worcestershire will all be featured. . . . → Read More: Meetings and Events for 2023

16th March – “Stained Glass Windows” – Roy Allbutt

Roy Allbutt will start our Clent History Society year with a talk exploring the colourful and highly specialised art of  Stained Glass Windows.

With his wide ranging knowledge and enthusiasm around this subject we can look forward to an evening of discovery. Roy takes a special interest in the history of  stained glass windows we . . . → Read More: 16th March – “Stained Glass Windows” – Roy Allbutt

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