The Society's 2024 outing will be to Hartlebury Castle near Kidderminster on Wednesday 18th September. We will travel on the Hedgehog Bus, leaving the Heritage Centre between  9 and 9-30 am and returning in the late afternoon. The cost of the visit, to include transport, a drink on arrival, and entrance to the whole site with self-guided audio tour is £30.

Hartlebury Castle was home to the Bishops of Worcester for over 1000 years, so of course has a link to Blockley as they also owned the manor of Blockley and had a residence here. The visit will include admission to the Bishop's Palace, the extensive grounds, and the Worcestershire County Museum, housed in the North Wing of the Castle. It promises to be a full and interesting day

A cafe and shop onsite is available to visitors and picnics areas are available, whilst there are also covered areas should the weather be inclement.

Places can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting us by email or telephone (01386 701556 and leave a message) with your name and number of places required. Payment will be either by bank transfer or card in advance or cash on the day.


Upcoming talks at Blockley Heritage Centre. Open from 7.30pm when drinks and bookstall are available prior to start of talk at 7.45pm 

Monday September 16th 2024
'A Coronation Chorister in 1953'
Talk by Allan Ledger

Monday October 21st 2024
Talk by Stephen Saunders

Monday November 18th 2024
'Warwickshire's Sheldon Tapestry Map'
Talk by Maggie Wood

Monday January 20th 2025
'Restoring Tewksbury's past'
A zoom talk by Kathryn Keldeen

Monday February 17th 2025
'Excavation in Blockley'
Talk by Agata Socha-Paszkiewicz

Monday March 17th 2025
'Funerary Monuments: World-Class Sculptures in Gloucestershire Churches'
Talk by John Reid

Monday April 14th 2025
'The Water Mills of Blockley'
Talk by Rupert Williams-Ellis
NB - in St Georges Hall

Monday May 19th 2025
'Chastleton House: Behind the Scenes'
Talk by Barbara Whincup

Monday June 16th 2025
'Researching Blockley's Stained Glass Artists'
Talk by Lyn Bedford