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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 2018-19

Our meeting season for 2018-19:

Autumn 2018

  • 25 September -  An Amble Around Staffordshire, Speaker: John Billingham  Meeting Report
  • 23 October - Shelsey Walsh : The Story of a Village. Speaker: Max Hunt Meeting Report
  • 27 November - Victorian Everyday Life. Speaker: Paul Harding

Spring/Summer 2019

  • 26 February - Prince Rupert of the Rhine: King Charles I's Pirate Prince. Speaker: Max Keen
  • 26 March - The Life of Edward Burne-Jones, Victorian Artist. Speaker: Richard Simpson
  • 23 April - Early Years at Soho. Speaker: Mary Bodfish
  • 28 May - AGM/Slides of Stourbridge. Speaker: Julian Hunt
  • 25 June - Remembering the Swingin' 60's. Speaker: Ray Sturdy
  • 23 July - Selly Manor: The Cadbury Connection. Speaker: Gillian Ellis


Meetings start at 7.30pm at Romsley Church Hall. For more details please contact Paul Share (Chairman) on 01562 710197. See also additional events below.

Click the links to read reports from the 2018 AGM and other meetings during the 2017-18 season.

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


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 Meeting Report
  • 24 April - Alfred the Great: England's most fortunate king, Speaker: Max Keen Meeting Report
  • 22 May - AGM  Meeting Report
  • 26 June - Mills in the Bellbroughton Valley, Speaker: Julian Hunt Meeting Report
  • 24 July - The History of Dudley Castle 1071-1933, Speaker: Max Keen Meeting Report


Forthcoming Events

The Court Rolls Group will meet at 2.30pm until 4.30pm in the Church Hall, Bromsgrove Road on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 10th October
  • Wednesday 7th November
  • Wednesday 5th December

The Worcestershire Local History Forum 2018 AGM will be held in Room 2 on the First Floor at The Hive, Worcester on Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 2.00pm. The brief business meeting will be followed by an announcement of the prize winners of the Forum Awards and Photographic Competitions and a talk by David Clark entitled 'From the Guildhall to Beyond the Seas': a true story of eight Worcestershire females convicted to death or 'transported beyond the seas' in the 1780s. All members are welcome to attend. The refreshments are available from 1.45pm.

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