The Hanleys’ Village Society

The Hanleys’ Village Society was formed in 2003 to be the focal point for the heritage of Hanley Castle and Hanley Swan.  It carries out local history research, holds talks and activities related to the interests of members, arranges exhibitions and publishes a quarterly newsletter.

Further details from the Secretary: Malcolm Fare.

Pyndar Lodge
Roberts End
Hanley Swan

Tel: 01684 311994

Hanley Castle & Hanley Swan newsletters

Click on the edition number to download the any newsletter in PDF format – they are viewable using the free Adobe PDF viewer.

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Current edition: 49 Earliest Map of the Castle, Multi-Talented Tenant Farmer
48 A Brief History of Ripple to 1086
47 Hidden Tewkesbury, Roman and Medieval Finds, Flu and Sausages
46 Hanley Castle Dig, Magic Lanterns
45 The History of Cider, Eleanor of Aquitaine
44 The Care of Timber-Framed Buildings, Market Towns
43 The Railway Children, Morris Dancing
42 Some of Hanley’s Historic Houses, Stanbrook Abbey
41 Before the Railways, Worcester Cathedral
40 Dame Laura Knight,Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
39 Sentenced to Beyond the Seas, 200 Years of Shopping, Castle Mound Dig
38 From Hartlebury to Heaven, Open Day, Unlucky King John
37 Cromwell and the Battle of Worcester, The Common Soldier
36 A Year on Bredon Hill, British Comic Papers, Roman Hanley
35 Staffordshire Hoard revealed, Open Day
34 Birmingham back-to-backs, Duke of York’s visit to Hanley
33 What did the Romans do for us? Defford Airfield, Book Launch
32 Contents Sale of Blackmore Park Mansion
31 Roman site at Hanley Castle, a stonemason’s life, Tudor Worcester
30 Stephen Ballard – Railway Engineer, Old Garden Tools
29 When Science came to Malvern, Test Pit Finds in 2011, The Big Dig
28 Days of Steam, Idle Women, Community Art Project
27 Enclosures Workshop, House History Workshop, Test Pit Digs, Inn Signs
26 Test Pit Reports (first series), History Workshops
25 Madresfield Court, Field Walk and Test Pit Finds
24 Holy Well Spring Water, Working Boats, AGM
23 Pottery Identification, Community Education Scheme
22 Malvern Hills, Wartime Hospitals, Quay Lane Geophys Survey
21 Community Education Scheme, Ancient Trees, Charlie Williams
20 Local Railways, History Open Day, Mystery Cavern
19 Commandery, Milestones, Hanley Commoners
18 Three Churches, Field Walk, Buildings Survey
17 River Severn Trade, Bredon Hill Walk, History Open Day
16 Malvern Hills Geology, Malvern Memories
15 Piers Plowman, Worcester’s Heritage
14 Castle Mound Survey, Croome Park, History Open Day
13 Worcester Porcelain, Civil War
12 RAF Links, Four Churches
11 Iron Age Hill Forts, Dowsing at Cross Hands, History Open Day
10 Vernacular Architecture, History Open Day, Worcestershire Churches
9 Avoncroft, Malvern Hills
8 Farming Changes, Historic Environment Record
7 Environment, Malvern Chase, Local Dialect
6 Wartime Worcestershire, Castle and Manor
5 Ham Court, Dowsing
4 Hanley Archives, History Open Day
3 Potters, Archaeology of the Hanleys
2 Dowsing Survey, Navigating the River Severn
1 Village Society Aims

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