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

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

Talk by Dr Gillian White – The Huggable History of the Teddy Bear (Thursday 23rd March)

Beat up Ted

** Please Note – This meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday 25th May ** Dr Gillian White presents ‘The Hugely Huggable History of the Teddy Bear.’ . . . → Read More: Talk by Dr Gillian White – The Huggable History of the Teddy Bear (Thursday 23rd March)

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

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)

Trips Summer 2016

This year we are combining our outings with Belbroughton History Society. A good chance for the two societies to get together.

Visit to Coventry Transport Museum (newly refurbished) and to Coventry Cathedral with various guided tour options.  15th June. PLACES AVAILABLE.

Cost £25 per person includes coach,gratuities, tours and entrance fees.

Bring a picnic . . . → Read More: Trips Summer 2016

2016 Programme Update

Ian Bott to the Rescue.

It was anticipated that our speaker for 24th March might not be available to give the advertised talk on Zeppelin raids in the Black Country.  Ian Bott was invited as a replacement speaker and very fortunately for us Ian had his very own talk on Zeppelins already planned and was happy . . . → Read More: 2016 Programme Update

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

Thursday 29th October – The Portland Vase

Join us for our last meeting of 2015!

If you think you know the answer to the question “What did the Romans ever do for us?” ..…..You do? …….Yes, you  know about their-straight roads, towns built in strategic spots; an enormous east/west wall to stop the Picts from moving south. Maybe you could also . . . → Read More: Thursday 29th October – The Portland Vase