Hard Times – Historic experiences of Pandemic in Clent: Plague and Cholera

In the grip of COVID-19, John Amplett relates how Clent coped with a previous pandemic; The Plague, and we read what advice the ‘Sanitary Committee of the County Council of Worcestershire’ had to say about Cholera in 1892 . . . → Read More: Hard Times – Historic experiences of Pandemic in Clent: Plague and Cholera

We’ll Meet Again Sometime Zoom 11/11/2020

Join Belbroughton History Society for a series virtual Zoom lecture: Edward I, The Hammer of the Scots – 18th November . . . → Read More: We’ll Meet Again Sometime Zoom 11/11/2020

Clent History Now

Here we are – August 4th 2020 – the day is cool and cloudy. It’s a quiet day on Adams Hill. The car park has spaces for any would be walkers who want to venture up this way. I’m not certain about the local pubs. They have their outdoor seating areas, tables and chairs . . . → Read More: Clent History Now

19th March – Meeting Cancelled

We  are sorry to cancel our advertised meeting on Thursday 19th March 2020. The meeting has been cancelled inline with government advice which aims to limit the spread of the Corona Virus by discouraging us to attend gatherings of any sort whether in pubs , cafes, theatres and though they don’t actually say it . . . → Read More: 19th March – Meeting Cancelled

Folklore, Legends and Other Supernatural Tales.

Written by Rosanne Palmer and originally published in Clent Clarion 28. – November 2016.

Foggy Path (© Maybricks Photography)

I have often been struck by the fact that there are very few legends and supernatural stories associated with Clent. I have an avid interest in folklore,  legends and other supernatural tales and many . . . → Read More: Folklore, Legends and Other Supernatural Tales.

History All Around Us – A talk by Paul Timmins

History is all around us just waiting for us to open our eyes and see it. Most of us need a little help in knowing just where to look and a few clues as to what exactly we are looking at. This is where a bit of expert and enthusiastic help is handy. When . . . → Read More: History All Around Us – A talk by Paul Timmins

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

Pubs of Clent

A long-read article on the history of Clents many Pubs, past and present. . . . → Read More: Pubs of Clent

Clent Pub Quiz 2019

How well do you know your pubs of Clent? . . . → Read More: Clent Pub Quiz 2019

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