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

Programme 2018

March 15 – Harry Vincent and the Blue Bird Factory. Julian Hunt May 17 – Black Country Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths. David Cox September 20 – Herbert Austin and Longbridge. Max Hunt. October 18 – Scythes and Bladed Tools in Belbroughton. (Including historic film of Nash’s, prior to closure.) Sarah Bradley   Meetings take place in . . . → Read More: Programme 2018

Photos from Walcott Hall

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 enabled us . . . → 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.

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

An Out of Time Tale

At this time of year when we start to think longingly of spring and become impatient to reach that lovely moment when we move our clocks forward one hour and happily step into those wonderfully long light days of spring and summer; let us take another look at our ‘Out of Time Tale once again. This true story appeared . . . → Read More: An Out of Time Tale

Talk by Dr Gillian White – The Huggable History of the Teddy Bear (Thursday 23rd March)

Beat up Ted

** Please Note – This meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday 25th May ** Dr Gillian White presents ‘The Hugely Huggable History of the Teddy Bear.’ . . . → Read More: Talk by Dr Gillian White – The Huggable History of the Teddy Bear (Thursday 23rd March)

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


Illustration by Phil Buckley for Steady Air and Striding: Clent 1901

Episode 61 of the popular BBC TV series Homes under the Hammer, shown earlier this month, has created a steady wave of interest within and around the Clent area. The programme follows the progress of selected properties which are offered for sale around the country. Viewers live through the dramas of the auction room, sharing prospective . . . → Read More: ‘QUAINT CLENT HOME UNDER THE HAMMER’