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.

More findings from the Poor Law Archives; Debts and Lunatics

This document  is a return of  Lunatic and Idiots showing three from Clent

As some of you will know the National Archives at Kew has digitised a tranche of documents relating to the Bromsgrove Poor Law Union of which Clent was a part. These are fully searchable and entirely free to access. The British Association for Local History has assisted with getting funding for further digitisation and . . . → Read More: More findings from the Poor Law Archives; Debts and Lunatics

Catch the last coach from Clent

During the History Day, held in Nov 2012 one of our visitors spoke fondly of holidays she had spent in Clent as a child. She remembered the chalets in the Clatterbach area opposite the Vine Inn and thought she might also have seen ‘an old railway carriage, somewhere over Walton Hill.’ …….. We thought . . . → Read More: Catch the last coach from Clent

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

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