Current news from Hagley Historical & Field Society
Our next meeting at St Saviour’s Church Hall is on Tuesday 3 December 2019 when 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.
On Tuesday 7 January we welcome Mary Bodfish who will be presenting ‘Easy as ABC’. Every time we pick up a pen, or put a finger to keyboard, we link back to the priest-kings of ancient Mesopotamia. A journey of over 5,000 years via Babylon, Egypt, Phoenicia, Greece and Rome shows how our writing system reached this country and how we have been using it since. Mary spent her working life in bookselling and then in university administration, but days off frequently found her rummaging happily in record offices and libraries. The world of the past has fascinated Mary from her earliest memories; and exploring it continues to absorb her in retirement. Mary is now the chairman of the Smethwick History Society and teaches local history research and palaeography for the University of Birmingham’s School of Continuing Studies.
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.