Current news from Hagley Historical & Field Society
Our next meeting at St Saviour’s Church Hall is on Tuesday 5 November 2019 at 8.00pm when we will have a presentation on ‘The Earl of Dudley’s Railway’ by Ned Williams. In 1829, while George Stephenson was building his “Rocket,” the Earl of Dudley ran “Agenoria” on his pioneering Black Country railway linking his collieries with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Although it rarely carried passengers, this railway grew into a huge complex industrial system that centred on the Earl’s Round Oak Steel Works at Brierley Hill. This talk covers the system, as well as its history, the locomotives and men who served the line, including how this all relates to the remains that can be seen today.
On Tuesday 3 December 2019 we will be enjoying a presentation of ‘Christmas Songs Through the Ages: From Boar’s Head to Bing’ by Richard Churchley.
Richard is an experienced local historian, specialising in areas of Worcestershire, Warwickshire and North Gloucestershire. He combines his historical and academic research interests with performing music, both solo and in various bands, playing a wide variety of instruments.
This promises to be a festive and entertaining evening. Visitors are most welcome at all our events. See hhfs.org.uk for details and contacts.
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Welcome to Hagley Historical and Field Society. On our website you will discover something of the history of Hagley and details of our activities. You will find a warm welcome at our meetings which are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month.
We enjoy a wide variety of speakers talking on a range of topics relating to the history of Worcestershire, the West Midlands and beyond. Visitors are also welcome to join the full programme of walks and visits. Whilst the majority of our members are happy to enjoy the meetings and other activities, a small group is engaged in active local research; some of their publications may be viewed our site.