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?’

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

Nine Worthies of Clent

Nine Worthies of Clent - Shields

CLENT HISTORY SOCIETY PRESENT SHIELDS TO CLENT PARISH HALL . . . → Read More: Nine Worthies of Clent

New book by Dr. Peter Bloore – Who Lived in Clent in 1901

Dr. Peter Bloore has for many years been a loyal member of Clent History Society. He is the society’s acknowledged expert on all things relating to the two Methodist chapels which could at one time have been seen in the village. The second chapel situated on the Bromsgrove Road, at the Hagley end of . . . → Read More: New book by Dr. Peter Bloore – Who Lived in Clent in 1901

Trip Report – Deene Park (June 2013)

Deene Park Visit 2013(1)

Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to … Deene Park.

The 2013 Clent History Society day trip was blessed with a lovely sunny day, a rarity indeed this June. We headed for Deene Park in Northamptonshire.  This delightful house is built round a courtyard and is mostly sixteenth century . . . → Read More: Trip Report – Deene Park (June 2013)

Update on our Poor Law Research

The Nuisances Removal Diseases Prevention Act.Bromsgrove Union

The cataloguing of the correspondence between the Poor Law Board/Commission and our local union of Bromsgrove continues to provide some fascinating material. In the summer of 1849 there was a great deal of concern about cholera. A tragic tale unfolds of an ill child on a canal boat passing through Stoke Prior. He died . . . → Read More: Update on our Poor Law Research

Help Needed: Clent and The First World War

Poppy Flowers

Looking ahead to our next Archive Open Day in 2014, we are seeking your help as we hope to record information about Clent men who served in the First World War and the women and families who supported them. . . . → Read More: Help Needed: Clent and The First World War