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About Us

Our Society covers the history of the north Worcestershire villages of Romsley and Hunnington. Our activities include lectures on a wide variety of subjects of local interest as well as transcribing of historical records.

We are a small and friendly group and always welcome visitors as well as potential members. Please come along to a meeting and discover for yourselves.

All meetings held at 7.30 p.m. in

St Kenelm's Church Hall, Bromsgrove Road, Romsley.

from September to May, on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
See Programme for full details.


Programme 2017-18

Our meeting season for 2017-18:

Autumn 2017

  • 26 September - Medieval Medicine and Surgery, Speakers: Paul Harding & Helen Lee Meeting Report
  • 24 October - The Cradley Women Chainmaker's Strike of 1910, Speaker: Margaret Bradley Meeting Report
  • 28 November - Himley Hall: Past, Present and Future, Speaker: Alan Peace Meeting Report


  • 27 February - Darling Elizabeth, Speaker: Mary Bodfish Meeting Report
  • 27 March - Water from Wales, Speaker: Paul Harrison
  • 24 April - Alfred the Great: England's most fortunate king, Speaker: Max Keen
  • 22 May - AGM
  • 26 June - Mills in the Bellbroughton Valley, Speaker: Julian Hunt
  • 24 July - The History of Dudley Castle 1071-1933, Speaker: Max Keen

Meetings 7.30pm at Romsley Church Hall. For more details please contact Paul Share (Chairman) on 01562 710197

Click the links to read reports from the 2017 AGM and other meetings during the 2016-17 season.

For other local history events see What's on in Worcestershire, compiled by the Worcestershire Local History Forum.


Memories of St Kenelm's C.E. Primary School

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For the one hundredth anniversary of St. Kenelm's C.E. Primary School, Romsley in 2015, past pupils and members of staff were invited to contribute memories of their time at the school. Their recollections have now been published as a series of articles. You can read them here.

Court Rolls of Romsley 1279-1643


Wednesday 13th September was a very auspicious day for the Romsley and Hunnington History Society. It was the day the book, Court Rolls of Romsley 1279-1643, edited by Matthew Tompkins, was launched. Many members of the Worcestershire Historical Society, who published the book, and members of Romsley and Hunnington History Society gathered in the Church Hall to celebrate the occasion.

Matthew Tompkins gave a talk explaining how it took him 10 years to transcribe and translate the rare Court Rolls of Romsley, which remarkably had survived for over 300 years. Fortunately, he had modern technology in the form of a digital camera to help him, but his task was by no means easy. The result is the very interesting book, which gives an insight into the lives of people living in Romsley over 700 years ago.

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Some contents of this website are taken from the book Romsley and Hunnington, a Millennium History,
written by Joe Hunt and Julian Hunt and published by the Parish Councils of Romsley and Hunnington, in association with the RHHS.

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