Meeting Change

Apologies to those who were planning to come along on Thursday 25th May, to delve into some real and very sobering local history with Sarah Bradley, who has for a number of years, been doing research into what exactly it meant to be poor in the 1800s in the Belbroughton and Clent areas. Sarah . . . → Read More: Meeting Change

*** 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!

Thursday 29th October – The Portland Vase

Join us for our last meeting of 2015!

If you think you know the answer to the question “What did the Romans ever do for us?” ..…..You do? …….Yes, you  know about their-straight roads, towns built in strategic spots; an enormous east/west wall to stop the Picts from moving south. Maybe you could also . . . → Read More: Thursday 29th October – The Portland Vase

Summer Visits.

Our trips in May and June to Four Ashes Hall  and to Hagley Park are  fully booked. We are sorry to disappoint those who would like to have come along but numbers for both trips were limited. This is the second trip to Four Ashes arranged especially to give members who missed out on . . . → Read More: Summer Visits.

Programme 2015

March 26th             –    John Sparry – Interesting Events of 1937.

 

May 21st                  –       Joe Hawkins – Gardens and landscape of Hagley Hall.

* With guided tour  to follow in June. See Trips.

 

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A Change of Programme for October Meeting

Our next meeting is Thursday 30 October.

Please note that our advertised talk  Zeppelin- The Enemy Overhead has been replaced by a speaker from Avoncroft Museum of Buildings in Bromsgrove.

The museum has recently acquired an original nailer’s cottage which they are currently researching and restoring. This particular cottage was in use from 1840- . . . → Read More: A Change of Programme for October Meeting

The Mount – Happy Memories

The Mount during redevlopment

The Mount as it stands today

As 2014 begins The Mount has shed it’s sadly vacant look , having stood empty for  the last three years. After so much wet weather the main building was beginning to look very sorry for itself. Fortunately any further dilapidation has been halted by the . . . → Read More: The Mount – Happy Memories

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

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

Law and Order in Clent during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1.

The following Extracts from The Court Rolls, were published in The Parish Magazine  July 2007, as part of  Clent History Society’s founding Chairman, Mr John Partington’s series ‘From the Archives’  

Clearly there were some ‘ Clent gents’ who had their own ideas about dealing with disputes regardless of the law. For some individuals the sourcing . . . → Read More: Law and Order in Clent during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1.