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

23rd May – The Worcestershire Postal System after 1840

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Rowland Hill postage stamp

Thursday 23rd May 8pm Clent Parish Hall, Church Avenue

Chris Jackson will be returning to Clent History Society on Thursday 23 May at 8pm, to continue with Part Two of  a talk which covers the fascinating history of our postal service.

We heard Part One in September 2011 and . . . → Read More: 23rd May – The Worcestershire Postal System after 1840

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

25th October – Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale – Brian Draper

Thursday 25th October 8pm Clent Parish Hall, Church Avenue

Autumn is a busy time for us at Clent History Society. This season’s meetings started well in September when Anthony Collins talked to us about ‘Worcester Inn Signs‘. He took  us on an illustrated tour of local inns, looking particularly at the significance of names . . . → Read More: 25th October – Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale – Brian Draper

17th May – The Working Life of a Worcestershire Potter – Dr Malcolm Nixon

On Thursday 17th May we are pleased to announce that Dr Malcolm Nixon has agreed to return after giving an excellent talk last year on Severn Trows.

This year Dr Nixon will bring to life the unique working environment of the pottery industry. He is well placed to do this having spent all his . . . → Read More: 17th May – The Working Life of a Worcestershire Potter – Dr Malcolm Nixon