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

23rd May – The Worcestershire Postal System after 1840

Rowland Hill

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


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!



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

11th November 2012: History & Archive Open Day

Sunday 11th. November 11-4 pm. Clent Parish Hall, Church Ave, Clent. Entrance :  £2.  (Accompanied children free) Refreshments:  50p – Tea/coffee/ biscuits. Directions from Bromsgrove – A449. Take left turn into Clent village. Turn right into Church Ave at Bell&Cross junction. Directions from Halesowen/ Birmingham. – A456 to Hagley traffic island. Take 1st . . . → Read More: 11th November 2012: History & Archive Open Day

11th November – Clent History & Archive Day


A date for your diary: Clent Village Hall 11/11/12 .

Don’t miss a chance to see our displays and to access archive material on a whole range of topics. We hold this event every two years. Small entrance charge. Refreshments available.

Watch for further details.

Clent Village Phone box

Clents restored phone box

Society Chairman, Paul Timmins, saves one of Clent’s original Red Phone Boxes and converts it into a book shop. . . . → Read More: Clent Village Phone box



The Village of Clent will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, from Friday 1st June – Monday 4th June.

We will be there. Will you?

* You can find Clent History Society taking part in the Flower Display at St Leonard’s Church (Sat 2nd June. 11am – 4pm and Sun . . . → Read More: THE QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE

Clent Clarion out now: My Early Life in Clent – Derek Hookway

Derek Hookway on a Horse

Clent Clarion no.23 is now available. Derek Hookway recalls his Early Life in Clent (1934 – 1955) . . . → Read More: Clent Clarion out now: My Early Life in Clent – Derek Hookway

News of 2012 Events

Our newsletter, highlighting meetings and trips, has already been posted out to members. Joining the society entitles members to advance notice of all our events and also the chance to book up early for our very popular trips .

We open this year’s programme with a talk , on Thursday 22 March – Tilton: . . . → Read More: News of 2012 Events