Category Archives: Village Society

Hanley’s Historic Houses

An illustrated book about some of the older houses in the parish of Hanley Castle has been published by The Hanleys’ Village Society. Written by local historian Malcolm Fare after 3 years’ research into county and family archives, Hanley’s Historic Houses describes 90 houses of historic interest and some of the people who have lived in them over the centuries. A fold-out map identifies where they are located and suggests a walk linking them, starting at Hanley Swan Village Stores.


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From Hartlebury to Heaven

AGM and From Hartlebury to Heaven – the story of the Bishops of Worcester, by Mary Arden-Davis.

The Village Hall at 7:30 pm on Friday, 18th September 2015.
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Village Society Open Day (September 2015)

World War Two’s impact on the Parish

Plus a replica of the medieval water pitcher or aquamanile discovered in Hanley

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From August 2015 new programmes will only be available in the  Calendar.

Village Society Open Day (July 2014)

A chance to examine some of the Roman finds made during the dig of 2012 and a look at some of the lives of local people who lived and died during WWI.

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Village Society Programme (2014-2015)

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Visit to Hanley Castle by the Duke of York in 1409-10

The launch of Jim Toomey’s last book – an account of the visit to Hanley Castle by the Duke of York in 1409-10 – will be held in the Village Hall at 2.30pm on Saturday, 15th February 2014.

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Village Society Programme (2013-2014)

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Community Art Project – Unveiling

Michael Noakes will be unveiling the Community Art Project


at 3:00 pm, on 5th May 2013
at Hanley Swan pond
You are invited to attend the ceremony and meet the sculptor, Michael Scheuermann

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Community Dig Concluded

In February, county archaeologist and project manager Derek Hurst addressed a packed meeting of members and volunteers to explain what had been found during the community dig that took place in the field north of Quay Lane in September/October 2012. Over the course of the   project, some 60 volunteers found 1902 artefacts weighing 142 kg in five trenches. Much of this material was slag and iron waste from smelting furnaces – evidence that Hanley Castle was a significant industrial site in Roman times.

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