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2014 has been an interesting year for the society with many speakers opening up a wide range of subjects with one thing in common, history! The talks have ranged from Bromsgrove to South Africa and pigeons a 100 years ago to archives stored in Worcester’s newest archive, The Hive. Each meeting has been delivered in different ways – sometimes with the support of pictures and artefacts, sometimes the subject unravelled by the speakers expertise and enthusiasm alone.

As 2014 has been the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War there was some emphasis on the history of this conflict but not exclusively, local museums and historic houses and our own village history have all had their time in the spotlight.

Our home in the Village Hall has been improved this year by fabulous comfortable new seating. The Hall is a wonderful local facility which is a pleasure to use as a member of the History Society.  
The Parish magazine has printed articles though out the year taken from
local papers published in 1914. These have been prepared by Robin Blakeway with familiar names and local places bringing the stories to life and are an interesting reminder that Chaddesley Corbett has a rich history.

The first meeting of the New Year will welcome Tim Bridges to speak about Victorian and Edwardian Buildings of Birmingham and the Black Country.

See you at Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall DY10 4QA at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th February 2015

NB - 2015 March 18th - Poor Law Project - Anna Kingsley-Curry

You are most welcome to attend this meeting.  All enquiries to Rob Blakeway 01562 777679.

All lectures are held in Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall - starting at 7.30pm
except March 20 and September 18 which will begin at 7.0

All are welcome to the meetings - Members only on visits and walks

Admission - Members £2.50: non-members £3.50

Enquiries to Rob Blakeway - 01562 777679

or e-mail:-  robin@hblakeway.freeserve.co.uk  

   ‘The Boys on the Board' - Chaddesley Corbett         

The Impact of World War One on a Worcestershire Parish

On behalf of the History Society, Sylvia Beardshaw has written this new book.
Over 200 men with a Chaddesley connection who fought in WW1 have been identified. The book is about them and the impact of this war on life in Chaddesley Corbett. It contains 60 pages and is illustrated with many photographs both old and new, newspaper cuttings, map and tables.

In Chaddesley it is for sale in the Village Butcher, the Flower Room and the Post Office, 
or contact Rob Blakeway 01562 777679 (robandjoyblakeway@gmail.com

or Sylvia Beardshaw 01562 777955 (rhbsb@ukgateway.net),

Price £5.  A donation will be made to The Royal British Legion for each copy sold.  



February 19th

Two Local VCs from Brierley Hill    
1879 Zulu War 24th Regiment


Max Keen
March 19th

followed by - 
Sarajevo 288th June 1914
Why the World went to war



Sylvia Clift

April 16th 


The Nailers Cottages 1840-2013
Last project at Avoncroft Museum

Mark Clifford


May 21st

Winged  Heroes
Story of Pigeons used in the war


Stewart Windrop
Summer break

 Walks and Visits 
to be organised for members.


To be advised.
September 17th 


Medieval Chaddesley

Professor Christopher Dyer


October 15th

Stories from the 
Worcestershire Archives

Paul Hudson


November 26th


History of Croome Court

National Trust


c/o The Post Office,
The Village,
Chaddesley Corbett,
Local History On-line

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