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

HISTORY OPEN DAY – Sunday 20th Nov 2016

Our 14th HISTORY OPEN DAY is a date for your diary. Come along and enjoy a wander around our displays. Browse through archive materials. As well as old favourites there will be new material on display. We will be  paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, in the year of her 90th birthday. The day . . . → Read More: HISTORY OPEN DAY – Sunday 20th Nov 2016

Talk by Brian Draper- Elgar’s Countryside (Thursday 22nd Sept)

We will be welcoming Brian Draper to our meeting on 22nd Sept. Brian last visited in 2014 when he gave a very enjoyable talk about Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale. on this occasion he will tell us about ELGAR’S COUNTRYSIDE – the rural scenery and townscapes that the composer knew and which influenced his music.

The . . . → Read More: Talk by Brian Draper- Elgar’s Countryside (Thursday 22nd Sept)

Trip Report – Much Wenlock (August 2016)

Much Wenlock (Taken by Toni Allison)

A MORNING IN MUCH WENLOCK. In August we spent a morning in Much Wenlock where there is so much to see and do. On a day when Great Britain went on to scoop a clutch of unexpected medals at the Rio Olympic  Games several people followed the Olympic town trail which celebrates Much Wenlock’s . . . → Read More: Trip Report – Much Wenlock (August 2016)

Trip Report – Coventry (June 2016)

COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM & CATHEDRAL. Margaret Hathaway.

In June we spent a day based in Coventry with a morning at the newly refurbished transport museum and the afternoon at the cathedral. We joined with Belbroughton History society for this trip and are particularly grateful to them for organising this excellent day.

The Transport Museum.

. . . → Read More: Trip Report – Coventry (June 2016)

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

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

        

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 . . . → Read More: Hagley Hall – Landscape Developments

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.

 

. . . → Read More: Programme 2015