What’s going on in the grounds of Hagley Hall?

 

We all know something is happening over there but what exactly? At a guess,  as we are now well into spring, maybe a spot of digging, a little bit of pruning…….! Those who have surveyed the scene from the top of Clent Hill,over the last few months may have noticed the heavy machinery . . . → Read More: What’s going on in the grounds of Hagley Hall?

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.

 

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A Change of Programme for October Meeting

Our next meeting is Thursday 30 October.

Please note that our advertised talk  Zeppelin- The Enemy Overhead has been replaced by a speaker from Avoncroft Museum of Buildings in Bromsgrove.

The museum has recently acquired an original nailer’s cottage which they are currently researching and restoring. This particular cottage was in use from 1840- . . . → Read More: A Change of Programme for October Meeting

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

25th September – “The History of Kidderminster Hospital and the Three Doctors Stretton” – Nigel Gilbert

You may be aware that in  recent years an attempt to close Kidderminster Hospital, the local hospital for many in this area,  was successfully fought under the leadership of Doctor Taylor who later became an MP. I’ve only just discovered that the battle for Kidderminster Hospital  has been going on for much longer and . . . → Read More: 25th September – “The History of Kidderminster Hospital and the Three Doctors Stretton” – Nigel Gilbert

Tickets Available for trip to Stanway House, 13th August

On Wednesday 13 August 2014 members and friends of Clent History Society will be making a  visit To Stanway House, near Cheltenham.

The Stanway estate and manor house, has been owned by the Tracy family and their descendants, the Earls of Wemyss, for 500 years. The 13th Earl, who has lived at Stanway since . . . → Read More: Tickets Available for trip to Stanway House, 13th August

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?’

27th March – Beer, Bets and Bullbaiting – Mary Bodfish

We welcome Mary Bodfish as our first speaker for 2014.

Mary has close links with Smethwick Local History Society  and with other societies within the Black Country and has given talks on a variety of subjects. Her illustrated talk on Beer, Bets and Bullbaiting  sounds most intriguing. Mary says that the 1820s were rough, . . . → Read More: 27th March – Beer, Bets and Bullbaiting – Mary Bodfish

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