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Please note that our advertised talk  Zeppelin- The Enemy Overhead has been replaced by a speaker from Avoncroft Museum of Buildings in Bromsgrove.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

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