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Hunnington Station

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Bluebird Toffee Factory, Hunnington

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Romsley Sanatorium

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St Kenelm's Church, Romsley

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Vincent's Houses, Hunnington

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Vincent's Toffee Factory, Hunnington

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.

 

Tribute to June Humphreys

JUNE HUMPHREYS (1927–2016)

June smJune Humphreys, a longstanding member of the Society and its former secretary, died in April 2016. The Society offers the following tribute.

June was born on 14th June 1927 in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, the daughter of William and Hannah Wilson. She was 12 years old when the war started. She remained at home with her family throughout the war, unlike many others from her school who were evacuated.
The disruption of war restricted the opportunities for education that she would have liked. She took commercial classes at Skerry's College in Liverpool and became proficient in shorthand and typing, skills that she put to good use throughout her life. She found her first job with a leading firm of Liverpool solicitors at the age of 15.
After the war she began a pen-friend correspondence with a young man called Eric from the Lake District who was then serving in the army in Egypt. Two years later, when Eric returned to England in 1948, they met for the first time, both aged 21, and they soon fell in love.

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Programme 2016-17

Our meeting season for 2016-17:

Autumn 2016

  • 27 September - Hagley Park, Past and Present, Joe Hawkins Meeting Report
  • 25 October - The Young Diarist of Hartlebury, Diana Clutterbuck Meeting Report
  • 22 November - Herbert Austin and the Story of Longbridge, Max Hunt Meeting Report

2017

  • 28 February - Repair Work at the Old Naval College in Greenwich, Derek Clarke
  • 28 March - The Black Country in the Great War, Mike Pearson
  • 25 April - Richard III, Max Keen
  • 23 May - Annual General Meeting and Romsley & Hunnington in 1939, Julian Hunt
  • 27 June - Victorian & Edwardian Buildings of Birmingham and the Black Country, Tim Bridges


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 2016 AGM and other meetings during the 2015-16 season.

 

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