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

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

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

Trip Report – June2018 – Hartlebury Castle

Our friends and near neighbours in the Belbroughton History Society arranged our first trip this year and some of us were very pleased to join them on a visit to Hartlebury Castle on Sunday 17th June.

The castle was originally a fortified manor of the mid 13th Century built on manorial lands given to . . . → Read More: Trip Report – June2018 – Hartlebury Castle

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

Photos from Walcott Hall

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Trip Report – Ludlow (Aug 2107)

Town tour of Ludlow and guided tour of St Laurence’s Church August 24 2017

Members of Clent History Society were pleased to be able to join friends from Belbroughton History Society on the trip which they has organised to our local treasure of Ludlow. We were blessed with a day of fair weather which . . . → Read More: Trip Report – Ludlow (Aug 2107)

Programme for 2017

Teddy Bears; The Poor Life in Bromsgrove; History of Clent Village and the History of the Lickey Hills. . . . → Read More: Programme for 2017