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

Events and Meetings 2012

Add the following dates to your diary if you wish to attend any of our meetings or events.

Currently we have the following meetings scheduled:

Thursday 22March – ‘Tilton: Francis Brett Young’s Quinton’ (Michael Hall)

Thursday 17  May – ‘The Working Life of  a Worcester Potter.’ (Dr Malcolm Nixon)

Thursday 27 Sept – ‘Worcestershire . . . → Read More: Events and Meetings 2012

27th October – The Birmingham Back-to-Backs

Poster

Thursday 27th October 8pm Clent Parish Hall, Church Avenue A talk by Derek Clarke of the National Trust

Some of us remember the old ‘back to back’ houses, built literally back-to-back around a communal courtyard. Constructed from the 1840s onwards to house the growing population of workers in Birmingham and the Black Country, many . . . → Read More: 27th October – The Birmingham Back-to-Backs

17th Aug – Volunteer’s Wanted! For research into 1830’s Poor Law

Would you like to research poverty and the lives of the poor in mid-nineteenth century Midlands?

Have you got a few hours to spare each week?

Then why not join the British Association for Local History’s new project to open up the Poor Law Union correspondence held at The National Archives at Kew

. . . → Read More: 17th Aug – Volunteer’s Wanted! For research into 1830’s Poor Law

26th May – Severn Trows and Wich Barges of the Salt Trade – Dr Malcolm Nixon

On Thursday 26 May we are fortunate to have Dr Malcolm Nixon as our speaker at Clent History society. He will be speaking about the Severn Trows, cargo boats unique to the Rivers Severn and Wye, and Wich barges, rather similar boats, used to transport salt from Droitwich to the River Severn.

Trows were . . . → Read More: 26th May – Severn Trows and Wich Barges of the Salt Trade – Dr Malcolm Nixon

24th March – “From Clent to Tonga” The Life of John Thomas

Respected society member Dr. Peter Bloore introduces the work of John Thomas, a Clent resident sent to Tonga where he performed missionary work for over thirty years. . . . → Read More: 24th March – “From Clent to Tonga” The Life of John Thomas

Diary of Events for 2011

A list of planned events for 2011 . . . → Read More: Diary of Events for 2011