Trip Report – June2018 – Hartlebury Castle

Our friends and near neighbours in the Belbroughton History Society arranged our first trip this year and some of us were very pleased to join them on a visit to Hartlebury Castle on Sunday 17th June.

The castle was originally a fortified manor of the mid 13th Century built on manorial lands given to . . . → Read More: Trip Report – June2018 – Hartlebury Castle

Photos from Walcott Hall

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Trip Report – Ludlow (Aug 2107)

Town tour of Ludlow and guided tour of St Laurence’s Church August 24 2017

Members of Clent History Society were pleased to be able to join friends from Belbroughton History Society on the trip which they has organised to our local treasure of Ludlow. We were blessed with a day of fair weather which . . . → Read More: Trip Report – Ludlow (Aug 2107)

Summer Outing – June 2017.

Our thanks go to Margaret Hathaway for, once again organising, a really enjoyable trip. Here is Margaret’s account of the day.

A valiant band from the society joined forces with friends from Belbroughton History Society and braved the lashing rain and heavy wind as they set out on the coach journey which would take . . . → Read More: Summer Outing – June 2017.

Programme for 2017

Teddy Bears; The Poor Life in Bromsgrove; History of Clent Village and the History of the Lickey Hills. . . . → Read More: Programme for 2017

Trip Report – Much Wenlock (August 2016)

Much Wenlock (Taken by Toni Allison)

A MORNING IN MUCH WENLOCK. In August we spent a morning in Much Wenlock where there is so much to see and do. On a day when Great Britain went on to scoop a clutch of unexpected medals at the Rio Olympic  Games several people followed the Olympic town trail which celebrates Much Wenlock’s . . . → Read More: Trip Report – Much Wenlock (August 2016)

Trip Report – Coventry (June 2016)


In June we spent a day based in Coventry with a morning at the newly refurbished transport museum and the afternoon at the cathedral. We joined with Belbroughton History society for this trip and are particularly grateful to them for organising this excellent day.

The Transport Museum.

. . . → Read More: Trip Report – Coventry (June 2016)

Trips Summer 2016

This year we are combining our outings with Belbroughton History Society. A good chance for the two societies to get together.

Visit to Coventry Transport Museum (newly refurbished) and to Coventry Cathedral with various guided tour options.  15th June. PLACES AVAILABLE.

Cost £25 per person includes coach,gratuities, tours and entrance fees.

Bring a picnic . . . → Read More: Trips Summer 2016

Trip Report – Rodmarton Manor (Aug 2015)

Our day trip to Rodmarton Manor August 2015

Once again we were lucky with dry weather and were able to enjoy our day unencumbered by coats or umbrellas.

We broke our journey to Rodamarton (which is between Cirencester and Tetbury) at Gloucester. We based ourselves at the historic docks which combines attractive retail outlets . . . → Read More: Trip Report – Rodmarton Manor (Aug 2015)

Hagley Hall – Landscape Developments

Our Guide Joe Hawkins with an old, old piece of stone


Our Guide Joe Hawkins with an old, old piece of stone

Joe Hawkins is a visionary academic, advocate of the eighteenth century landscape, combined with the huge physical capacity for rolling up his sleeves and getting the hard work done. We were lucky enough to . . . → Read More: Hagley Hall – Landscape Developments