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

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)