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

16th November – History and Archive Open Day

Clent History Society will have flags flying  to welcome you to Clent Parish Hall, on Sunday 16th November, whilst inside we will be ‘hotting up‘ the water ready for your cups of coffee and tea and we’ll have the biscuits standing by. You’ll need something to keep your sugar levels up should you decide . . . → Read More: 16th November – History and Archive Open Day

Trip Report – Stanway House (August 2014)

We were so lucky with the weather for this day trip. Had we gone 24 hours later we would have been soaked. An umbrella-defying downpour in Clent coincided exactly with the time when we were rejoining the coach after a relaxed lunch stop in Stow on the Wold.

The weather gods must have recognised . . . → Read More: Trip Report – Stanway House (August 2014)

12th May – National Archives Webinar – ‘Why did people fear the Victorian Workhouse?’

 

Breaking news…

Apologies for the short notice but we have just learned that Paul Carter is running a webinar via the National Archives entitled ‘Why did people fear the Victorian Workhouse?’ Paul lead the team to which some society members have made huge contributions by cataloging the correspondence from the Bromsgrove Poor Law Union to the Board in London. . . . → Read More: 12th May – National Archives Webinar – ‘Why did people fear the Victorian Workhouse?’

DIARY OF EVENTS FOR 2014

All meetings are held on Thursdays in Clent Parish Hall, Church Avenue Clent  Commencing at 8pm.

New members and visitors are welcome. Admission £2.50 per meeting.

 

Talks

Thursday 27 March 2014 –  ‘Beer, Bets and Bullbating’ Mary Bodfish

Thursday 26  June – ‘The Droitwich Canal  (The past brought to Life)’  Dr Malcolm Nixon

Thursday 25 . . . → Read More: DIARY OF EVENTS FOR 2014

DIARY OF EVENTS FOR 2013

All meetings are held on Thursdays in Clent Parish Hall, Church Avenue, commencing at 8.00 p.m.

Small admission charge which includes tea/coffee biscuits. Non-members are welcome . Under 16s are free!

 

Talks

Thursday 28th March 2013  – Sugar Production in Kidderminster. Robert Barber

Thursday 23rd May 2013 – The Worcestershire Postal Service after 1840. Chris Jackson

Thursday . . . → Read More: DIARY OF EVENTS FOR 2013

11th November 2012: History & Archive Open Day

Sunday 11th. November 11-4 pm. Clent Parish Hall, Church Ave, Clent. Entrance :  £2.  (Accompanied children free) Refreshments:  50p – Tea/coffee/ biscuits. Directions from Bromsgrove – A449. Take left turn into Clent village. Turn right into Church Ave at Bell&Cross junction. Directions from Halesowen/ Birmingham. – A456 to Hagley traffic island. Take 1st . . . → Read More: 11th November 2012: History & Archive Open Day