Talk by Brian Draper- Elgar’s Countryside (Thursday 22nd Sept)

We will be welcoming Brian Draper to our meeting on 22nd Sept. Brian last visited in 2014 when he gave a very enjoyable talk about Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale. on this occasion he will tell us about ELGAR’S COUNTRYSIDE – the rural scenery and townscapes that the composer knew and which influenced his music. The . . . → Read More: Talk by Brian Draper- Elgar’s Countryside (Thursday 22nd Sept)

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)

COVENTRY TRANSPORT MUSEUM & CATHEDRAL. Margaret Hathaway. 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)

*** PROJECT REJUVENATION *** Committee Members WANTED!

Clent History Society needs YOU! We are on the lookout for new committee members! . . . → Read More: *** PROJECT REJUVENATION *** Committee Members WANTED!

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

2016 Programme Update

Ian Bott to the Rescue. It was anticipated that our speaker for 24th March might not be available to give the advertised talk on Zeppelin raids in the Black Country.  Ian Bott was invited as a replacement speaker and very fortunately for us Ian had his very own talk on Zeppelins already planned and was happy . . . → Read More: 2016 Programme Update

Programme for 2016

THE ZEPPELIN RAIDS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR — THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR IN BEWDLEY, KIDDERMINSTER, WORCESTER and STOURBRIDGE — ELGAR’S COUNTRYSIDE — WORCESTER’S GEORGE MARSHALL MEDICAL MUSEUM – Health and medical treatment in Victorian England — . . . → Read More: Programme for 2016

Thursday 29th October – The Portland Vase

Join us for our last meeting of 2015! If you think you know the answer to the question “What did the Romans ever do for us?” …….You do? …….Yes, you  know about their-straight roads, towns built in strategic spots; an enormous east/west wall to stop the Picts from moving south. Maybe you could also . . . → Read More: Thursday 29th October – The Portland Vase

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

         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 hear him chart the evolution of the works so far at one of our lectures. We . . . → Read More: Hagley Hall – Landscape Developments