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

Trip to Shrewsbury and Stokesay Court – Aug 1st 2018- by Margaret Hathaway

Combining forces once again, Clent and Belbroughton History Societies enjoyed a good day out on Wednesday 1st August. We were blessed with delightful summer weather, not as hot as some recent days, sunny with a light breeze- perfect for exploring and sight-seeing weather.

We spent the morning in Shrewsbury. The gardens were spectacular in . . . → Read More: Trip to Shrewsbury and Stokesay Court – Aug 1st 2018- by Margaret Hathaway

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

‘QUAINT CLENT HOME UNDER THE HAMMER’

Illustration by Phil Buckley for Steady Air and Striding: Clent 1901

Episode 61 of the popular BBC TV series Homes under the Hammer, shown earlier this month, has created a steady wave of interest within and around the Clent area. The programme follows the progress of selected properties which are offered for sale around the country. Viewers live through the dramas of the auction room, sharing prospective . . . → Read More: ‘QUAINT CLENT HOME UNDER THE HAMMER’

HISTORY OPEN DAY – Sunday 20th Nov 2016

Our 14th HISTORY OPEN DAY is a date for your diary. Come along and enjoy a wander around our displays. Browse through archive materials. As well as old favourites there will be new material on display. We will be  paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, in the year of her 90th birthday. The day . . . → Read More: HISTORY OPEN DAY – Sunday 20th Nov 2016

*** PROJECT REJUVENATION *** Committee Members WANTED!

Clent History Society needs YOU! We are on the lookout for new committee members! . . . → Read More: *** PROJECT REJUVENATION *** Committee Members WANTED!

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

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