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Hagley Historical & Field Society

We welcome popular speaker Max Keen on 5 December who will be sharing ‘Oliver Cromwell: Royal Executioner or Our Chief of Men?’

Regarded as one of the most important figures in British history, Cromwell has been variously described as a military dictator by Winston Churchill and as a hero of liberty by John Milton, the debate over his historical reputation continues.

As a recently retired teacher and avid historian, Max is a regular speaker in Hagley, and often dresses appropriately to the period of the talk!

Our first meeting of the New Year will be on 2 January, when our speaker will be Nigel Metcalfe.

See hhfs.org.uk for details and contacts.

Rachel Paget – Secretary


Historic & Field Societies New Book about HagleyHagley Historical and Field Society’s research group have put together a book which covers many of the fundamental historical facts about Hagley parish over the period 1820 to 2020, including Blakedown when it was included within the parish (up to 1933).

The book is now available, priced at £5, from Jean Atkinson (01562 886549 or 07799 383517 or HHFSociety@gmail.com), Happy Families in the village and Hagley Library.

Alternatively it can be purchased at the society’s meetings which are held at 8pm in St Saviour’s hall on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Hagley Historical & Field Society

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.

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