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.
JUNE HUMPHREYS (1927–2016)
June 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.
Our meeting season for 2015-16:
• 22 September - The Battle of Evesham. Paul Harding & Helen Lee. Read the Meeting Report
• 27 October - Stolen Lives - Individual Tragedies of the Great War. Andrew Hamilton. Read the Meeting Report
• 24 November - The English Civil War in Bewdley, Kidderminster and Worcester. Max Keen. Meeting Report
• 23 February - The Restoration of the Cupola and Renewing of the Roof Coverings at Hanbury Hall, Derek Clarke. Meeting Report
• 22 March - Black Country Churches. Tim Bridges, Conservation Adviser for Birmingham & the West Midlands and the Church Buildings Support Officer for the Diocese of Hereford. Meeting Report
• 26 April - You Can't Abdicate and Eat It: Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson, Mary Bodfish. Meeting Report
• 24 May - The Society's AGM followed by Celebrating 50 Years of Romsley & Hunnington History Society. Julian Hunt and Ruth Harper. Meeting Report and Additional Information
• 28 June - Dayhouse Bank. Julian Hunt Meeting Report
• 3 Jul - Musical Performance of the 'Ballad of St Kenelm'. Concert Report and Background Information
Click the links to read reports from the 2015 AGM and other meetings during the 2014-15 season, including the special meeting in June 2015 for the school centenary, and the summer outing to Kidderminster Carpet Museum.
No current events.
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Some contents of this website are taken from the book Romsley and Hunnington, a Millennium History,
written by Joe Hunt and Julian Hunt and published by the Parish Councils of Romsley and Hunnington, in association with the RHHS.
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