A important function of WHLF is to showcase the wonderful and wide variety of local history groups and societies across the county of Worcestershire. The following is a list of the current member societies.
Group contacts can change year on year. Up to date information is usually available on the relevant society web-page which is noted if available. Groups who want to edit or display new information in this section please notify the News Editor (see Contact Us).
Alcester & District Local History Society,
Venue: The Sixth-Form Centre, St Benedict’s RC High School, Kinwarton Road, Alcester.
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of month at 8pm.
Venue: The Museum, School Lane, Alvechurch.
Meetings: 1st Monday of month at 7.45pm.
The Badsey Society
Venue: Usually at Badsey Community Sports & Social Club (may occasionally change please check).
Meetings: Usually the second Friday of the month, 7.30 pm (may occasionally change please check). Members free; non-members £2.50.
Web: Future events listed at https://www.badseysociety.uk/the-badsey-society/events
Bewdley Historical Research Group
Meetings: meets every Monday evening to research and work on documents about Bewdley aiming to spread its history around the area via publication of their work.
Broadway History Society
Venue: Lifford Memorial Hall.
Meetings: 7pm – Parking at rear of Hall. Non-members welcome £3.00 including refreshments.
Bromsgrove Society Local History Group
Venue: Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove.
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of month at 7.45pm – Members £2 – Visitors £3.
Chaddesley Corbett Local History Society
Venue: Village Hall, Chaddesley Corbett DY10 4AQ.
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm except March and September at 7.00pm – Members £2.50 – Visitors £3.00.
Web: see History section under http://www.chaddesley-corbett.co.uk/history.htm
Churchill and Blakedown Historical Society
Venue: The Sports Pavilion, Churchill & Blakedown Sports & Recreation Centre.
Meetings: 3rd Monday of month at 8.00pm.
Dodderhill Parish Survey
Droitwich Spa History & Archaeology Society
Venue: John Corbett Room, Community Hall, Heritage Way, Droitwich.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of month at 7.30pm.
Feckenham Forest History Society
Venue: Either Village Hall, Heathfield Road, Webheath OR Village Hall, High Street, Feckenham
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of month at 7.30pm: please check website for any last minute alterations.
Friends of Worcestershire
Venue: Room 2, Level 2, The Hive, The Butts, Worcester.
Meetings: 7.30pm – Note: Crowngate Multi-storey Car Park £1 after 5pm.
Hagley Historical & Field Society
Venue: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Hagley.
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of month at 8pm.
Hallow History Group
Venue: Hallow, Worcestershire
Hartlebury History Society
Venue: Village Hall, Waresley Court Road, Hartlebury DY11 7TG.
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of month at 7.30pm except August.
Lickey Hills Local History
Venue: Trinity Centre (Parish Hall), Rose Hill, Lickey (opposite Holy Trinity) B45 8ES
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of month at 7.30pm
Malvern Civic Society
Venue: Eden Centre, Grovewood Road, off Townsend Way, Malvern WR14 1GD.
Meetings: 2nd Friday of month – 7.00pm – £4 for non-members.
Malvern Family History Society
Venue: The Eden Centre, Grovewood Road, Malvern WR14 1GD
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of month – 7.00-9.00pm (start at 7.30pm)
Malvern Museum of Local
Venue: Christchurch Hall, Avenue Road, Malvern.
Meetings: 7.30pm members free; visitors welcome, £2.00 per meeting.
Venue: The Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm.
Midland Ancestors (Stourbridge)
Venue: St Peter’s Church Centre, Pedmore Lane, Pedmore DY9 0SW.
Meetings Most meetings Tuesday evenings at 7pm for 7.30pm. January, February and March meetings take place on Saturday afternoons at 2.30pm. Visits must be booked and paid for in advance – Visitors welcome – £3 donation.
The Milestone Society
Venue: Every Wednesday at their excavation sites. Group visits to museums and walks to places of interest are also arranged.
Pershore Heritage &
Venue: ,Wulstan Hall, Priest Lane, Pershore.
Meetings: 1st Thursday of month, except August, at 7.30pm.
Redditch Local History
Venue: Oasis Christian Centre, 4 Plymouth road, Redditch B97 4QB.
Meetings: 2nd Monday of month (except January and December) from 2.00pm-4.00pm. Non-members welcome: £3.00
Romsley & Hunnington
Venue: St Kenelm’s Church Hall, Bromsgrove Road, Romsley.
Meetings: 4th Tuesday of month at 7.30pm except August and Decembe r- All are welcome.
Teme Valley Historical Society
Venue: Village Hall, Abberley.
Meetings: Last Tuesday of month at 7.30pm – meetings held September to May.
The Hanleys’ Village
Venue: , Village Hall, Hanley Swan WR8 0DA.
Meetings: Four meetings per year – Meetings at 7.30pm.
Vale of Evesham Historical Society
Venue: The Friends’ Meeting House, Cowl Street, Evesham.
Meetings: 4th Thursday of month, at 7:30pm. Meetings held between September and May only. Guests welcome for a nominal charge.
Wichenford Local Heritage
Venue: , The Memorial Hall, Wichenford.
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday in month 7pm – 9.30pm – September to April.
Witley Court Society
Venue: Venues vary, contact for details.
Meetings: 1st Thursday of the month every quarter.
Wolverley & Cookley Historical Society
Venue: Church Hall, Wolverley.
Meetings: 10am on Mondays.
Worcestershire Archaeological Society
Venue: St Peter’s Baptist Church, Eden Close, St Peter’s Drive, Worcester WR5 3TZ.
Meetings: 7.30pm – The Church has a very large carpark – If using SatNav you may need to use the postcode WR5 3TA.
Worcestershire Archives and Archaeology Service
Venue: The Hive, Worcester.
Worcestershire Historical Society
Worcestershire Industrial Archaeology & Local History Society
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Worcester Royal Grammar School, The Tything, Worcester.
Worcester U3A Local History Group
Web: Groups under the U3A banner at https://u3asites.org.uk/worcester/welcome
Wyre Forest U3A History Group
Venue: St George’s Annexe, Kidderminster.
Meetings: 1st Monday of the month.
Wythall History Society
Venue: , Wythall Village Hall, Alcester Road, Wythall B47 6JL.
Meetings: Last Friday of the month 7.30pm except July, August and December – Visitors welcome – £2.50