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.
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.
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.
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 hampton.sumupstore.com.
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.
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.
A viewing of the recently discovered film of the village in 1952 and supper from the Corner Shop.
The Society will hold a Family Event in the Scout Hut on Sun 29 Sep. Details tbc.
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.
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: camgrant.org.uk/night-walk
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.
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!
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.
A talk on policy and resource issues by Solihull Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Bas Javid, with opportunity for questions and comment.
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!
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.
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.
A talk by the Rt Hon Caroline Spelman, MP for Meriden, at 19:30 in the Fentham Hall
The Society was formed in 1966 and we are celebrating with our 50th Anniversary Summer Party at 19:30 in the Arden Room.
Led by Alan Morden, starting from the Church Hall car park at 4pm, and finishing at The White Lion
Talk at 7:30pm in the Arden Room by Dan Roberts with examples of buildings from Lichfield.