AGM followed by talk from Gail & Bob Sleigh

Join us for the AGM on November 9th at 7:30 PM in Fentham Hall. Our chair, Vicky Woodall, is stepping down, and we're seeking a new leader. If you’re passionate about preserving our village's character and representing residents' interests, come to learn more and also to hear from Councillors Gail Sleigh and Bob Sleigh who will speak after the AGM and take questions. 

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Traveller's Tales

Hear from two of our intrepid village travellers! All welcome in the Fentham Hall. Starts at 7pm 

Evan Grant:
Trek to Everest Base Camp


Ken Blanch: An overland journey in Southern Africa-taking in the sights, sounds and wildlife.

May Day Village Walk

Traditional 'May Day' Village Walk, to be led by Evan Grant and Jonathan Daines, starting from the Fentham Hall car park at 2pm, taking around 2 hours, and finishing at The White Lion. 


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AGM followed by talk from Saqib Bhatti MP

Saqib Bhatti MP
Saqib Bhatti MP

Society AGM followed by a talk from Saqib Bhatti, Member of Parliament for the Meriden Constituency which includes Hampton-in-Arden. The meeting begins in the Fentham Hall at 7:30pm.


At the AGM, Victoria Woodall, Society Chair, will present her annual report.

The Mediaeval Brokes’ Brass of Hampton Church

Join the Local History Group for a talk by Richard Asquith of Royal Holloway, University of London on the Mediaeval Brokes’ Brass, a valuable monumental brass that went missing mysteriously from Hampton-in-Arden Church several years ago.
This event will be in the Church, not The Fentham Hall. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Local Food and Wine evening

This year’s Society social is a ‘Local Food and Wine evening’. Come along from 7pm on 24 June, enjoy the pleasant surroundings of the Fentham Hall and sample some food and wine supplied by local businesses. Tickets now available at £12.50 per person from The Corner Shop or online at

"Life after Lockdown" Freshers’ Fair in Hampton-in-Arden

Fancy a spot of tennis, boules or gardening? Did you know there are over 40 clubs, societies and groups in Hampton-in-Arden? Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are new to the area, come along to find a new hobby, find out about the village or make some new friends, a chance for you to come and see all the clubs, societies and businesses active in the village and hopefully get involved or be inspired to set up your own! 


We’ll have stands for all the main organisations in Hampton including the Parish Council, the George Fentham Trust, Hampton Parish Church, the Sports Club and the Hampton Society together with all the clubs and societies that make Hampton village life so vibrant. The Cinema Organ will be in action plus a display from the archive of the History Society.

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A History of Hampton's Railways

The talk that would have been given by Roger Waring from the Local History Group has been cancelled because of the pandemic. We plan to reschedule this talk.

Historical Village Film Show and Supper

A viewing of the recently discovered film of the village in 1952 and supper from the Corner Shop.

AGM followed by talk from Alison Rolf

Society AGM followed by a talk from Alison Rolf, our Ward Councillor. The meeting begins in the Arden Room at 7:30pm.


Victoria Woodall, Society Chair, will present her annual report which you can download here.

Family Event

The Society will hold a Family Event in the Scout Hut on Sun 29 Sep. Details tbc.

An introduction to Hampton Life

An introduction to life in Hampton-in-Arden with information and stalls covering all the groups and organisations active in the village. From 7:30pm in the Fentham Hall on Tue 10 Sep.



Unfortunately we have had to cancel Bingo in the Fentham Hall on Fri 7 Jun.

Village Walk

A photo from the Village Walk last year. Click the image to see more photos and let's hope the weather is as good this year!
A photo from the Village Walk last year. Click the image to see more photos and let's hope the weather is as good this year!

Starting at 4pm on Mon 6 May from Fentham Hall car park, our walk crosses the fields to Oak Lane in Barston and returns via Ryton End with an optional stop off at The Bulls Head for those who would like one. The Bulls Head is also a good pick up or drop off point for those who would prefer a shorter walk.


Brad at The Bulls Head looks forward to seeing us and says those only doing part of the walk are welcome to leave their cars at the pub on Monday afternoon. He also asks that we PLEASE use the overflow car park on the left of the main car park and NOT the main car park.


The route closely follows that of Cameron's Night Walk. Enjoy it this time in the daylight and come back again on 11 Oct to do it in the dark with a headtorch! Here's the link for more information and free registration:

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How the Peels said Goodbye to Hampton - a Centenary

To be presented by the Hampton-in-Arden Local History Group in the Fentham Hall at 7:30pm on Wed 6 Mar.

AGM followed by a talk on "Modern Planning Versus a Historical Village"

From Solihull MBC Draft Local Plan Review
From Solihull MBC Draft Local Plan Review

AGM followed by "Modern Planning Versus a Historical Village", an illustrated presentation by Mike Blomer, Chair of the Parish Council, on the major planning issues facing the village.

Village Quiz

2017 Quiz
2017 Quiz

Following the success of the 2017 Quiz, the Society will hold a Village Quiz again in 2018. Thanks all who took part last year, and we look forward to seeing a full Fentham Hall again this year!

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May Day Walk

Alan Morden and the May Day Walkers at the start of the 2017 May Day Walk
Alan Morden and the May Day Walkers at the start of the 2017 May Day Walk

Village Walk, led by Alan Morden, starting from the Church Hall car park at 4pm, and finishing at The White Lion.


Dogs welcome on the walk. Please clean up after your dog, and please keep your dog on the lead.

Triumphs and Scandal: 50 Years of the Hampton-in-Arden Society

Triumphs and Scandal will be presented by the Hampton-in-Arden Local History Group.

Local Policing

A talk on policy and resource issues by Solihull Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Bas Javid, with opportunity for questions and comment.


A talk on "West Midlands Combined Authority & UK Central" by Councillor Bob Sleigh, followed by AGM

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Hampton's Neighbourhood Plan ... what it means for the village and the Parish

Please come to the Arden Room in the Fentham Hall on Wed 6 Sep to hear John Doidge and Mike Blomer give a talk on the Neighbourhood Plan. The talk begins at 7:30pm; we hope to see lots of you there!

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Village Quiz

Many thanks to all who took part in Steve Whalley's Village Quiz 'with a local flavour', and congratulations to Blue Moon, the winning team.


Thanks also to Gaynor who kept score, and to everyone who worked hard to make the quiz possible. 

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May Day Walk

SGM followed by "HS2: what, when & how", a talk by Victoria Woodall

At a short Special General Meeting the new constitution was adopted.


Victoria Woodall then led a talk entitled "HS2: what, when & how" with John Doidge and Ken Blanch. HS2 Engagement Officers Susan Bridges and Tahir Ahmed also attended, and took many questions from the floor.

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"Changing Populations & Behaviour of Garden Birds" by David Grimshaw, followed by AGM

"The Changing Populations and Behaviour of our Garden Birds", a talk by David Grimshaw at 19:30 on Wed 2 Nov in the Arden Room, followed by the AGM.

Erithacus rubecula with cocked head

Caroline Spelman MP

Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP

A talk by the Rt Hon Caroline Spelman, MP for Meriden, at 19:30 in the Fentham Hall

50th Anniversary Summer Party

Entrance to The Arden Room at the Fentham Hall
Entrance to The Arden Room

The Society was formed in 1966 and we are celebrating with our 50th Anniversary Summer Party at 19:30 in the Arden Room.

May Day Walk 2016

Led by Alan Morden, starting from the Church Hall car park at 4pm, and finishing at The White Lion

Hampton countryside
Countryside around Hampton-in-Arden. Hopefully the sun will shine on us!
The Hall at the Church of St Mary and St Bartholomew in Hampton-in-Arden
Church Hall, Hampton-in-Arden
The White Lion, Hampton-in-Arden
The White Lion

"Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas", Dan Roberts, Thu 8 Sep 2016

Talk at 7:30pm in the Arden Room by Dan Roberts with examples of buildings from Lichfield. 

May Day Walk 2015