Chaddesley Corbett Local History Society
Wednesday February 15th 7.30pm
‘Discover the House of Secrets‘
Hall and Programmes Manager
Harvington Hall is within 2 miles of Chaddesley Corbett but is an altogether different story. It is hidden from view; it physically keeps you at a distance with the moat that surrounds it’s ancient island but emotionally it draws you in with it’s intriguing history. There is an air of untouched beauty and a rich history from before Henry VII’s wrench from Rome right up to the modern discoveries and the restoration of the house in the present day.
The devotion that created this house is intertwined with the Catholic persecution that must at times have nearly destroyed it. The devotion still exists – a magic formula yet to be understood. The priest hides, for which it is famous, is only a small part of the whole tale. The rare wall paintings and historical stories will bewitch you and encourage you to visit or re visit this unique and loved local treasure. No other parish has a home like Harvington within its boundary. Let Phil Downing introduce you to the Hall and take your imagination on a journey of stories from Harvington Hall history. It is the sort of place that has new perspectives and unexpected discoveries for every generation.
Watch on Zoom
Members unable to attend the meeting in person can watch as it will be broadcast via Zoom. Details for joining the meeting using Zoom will be emailed to members who request this and for whom we have an email address a day or two before the meeting.
Talks held in Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall
Enquiries to Freda Griffith 07747618487
Visitors are always welcome@£5 paid on the door.
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The next meeting will be March 15th
Voices from the Past. The stories of place names.
By Mike Jenkins
A great deal of our history shouts out at us from road signs and maps with place names spelling out industries, families, disease and disaster or the physical geography of the place like our own Hilltop. Place names however can deceive, are not what they seem. Put this date in your diary to find out for yourself.