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.

Foggy Path (© Maybricks Photography)

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 . . . → Read More: Folklore, Legends and Other Supernatural Tales.

History All Around Us – A talk by Paul Timmins

History is all around us just waiting for us to open our eyes and see it. Most of us need a little help in knowing just where to look and a few clues as to what exactly we are looking at. This is where a bit of expert and enthusiastic help is handy. When . . . → Read More: History All Around Us – A talk by Paul Timmins

Programme 2019

March 21st, May 16th, Sept 19th, Oct 17th – Postcards, Black Country Budgle, The Shenstones and Clent all on the agenda for this year. . . . → Read More: Programme 2019

Pubs of Clent

A long-read article on the history of Clents many Pubs, past and present. . . . → Read More: Pubs of Clent

Clent Pub Quiz 2019

How well do you know your pubs of Clent? . . . → Read More: Clent Pub Quiz 2019

Programme 2018

March 15 – Harry Vincent and the Blue Bird Factory. Julian Hunt

May 17 – Black Country Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths. David Cox

September 20 – Herbert Austin and Longbridge. Max Hunt.

October 18 – Scythes and Bladed Tools in Belbroughton. (Including historic film of Nash’s, prior to closure.) Sarah Bradley


Meetings take place in . . . → Read More: Programme 2018

Summer Outing – June 2017.

Our thanks go to Margaret Hathaway for, once again organising, a really enjoyable trip. Here is Margaret’s account of the day.

A valiant band from the society joined forces with friends from Belbroughton History Society and braved the lashing rain and heavy wind as they set out on the coach journey which would take . . . → Read More: Summer Outing – June 2017.

Meeting Change

Apologies to those who were planning to come along on Thursday 25th May, to delve into some real and very sobering local history with Sarah Bradley, who has for a number of years, been doing research into what exactly it meant to be poor in the 1800s in the Belbroughton and Clent areas. Sarah . . . → Read More: Meeting Change