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Housman Statue, Bromsgrove High Street
High Street, southern end, c.1855
High Street, c.1905
High Street, 1930s
High Street, mid-1950s
Bromsgrove Guild Plaque on the Gates of Buckingham Palace
New Offices, Buntsford Business Park
St John's Church
Ordnance Survey, 19th Century
Published on Saturday, 20 June 2015 10:27
Fairly Mounted on a Hill is a new book by local historian and past church warden of St John's church, Simon Henderson. He has researched the history of the building using the stories of the people who lived in Bromsgrove and whose lives have touched the church. A lively book about the people who bring a building to life.
Play your part in the Story of St John's:
Simon has given the book to the Friends of St John's to publish and sell as a fundraising initiative. To finance the publication we are inviting people to subscribe. Subscription is just £25. For this you will get: a signed copy of "Fairly Mounted on a Hill"; an invitation to the launch event; and your name printed in the first edition of the book.
By subscribing you will permit this wonderful book to be published. The fabulous stories within the book, which bring back to life the people of Bromsgrove, will be told to many, and forever live on.
For details of how to subscribe see here.
Published on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 21:30
The Bromsgrove Society is now on Twitter. You can follow us at @bromsgrovesoc.
An 1880s Ordinance Survey map of Bromsgrove is now available online, allowing you to view the history of each building in the High Street, along with its location in Bromsgrove today. [external link]
Our Bromsgrove Cemetery Walk pages have a new poster on the cemetery tree trail.
Published on Monday, 13 April 2015 09:34
|Speaker, Ralph Richardson (centre), with Bromsgrove Society Chairman, Reg Longshaw; and President, John Weston|
The Bromsgrove Lecture for 2015, a premier event in the Bromsgrove Society’s year, was held on the evening of 31st March and proved to be an outstanding success.
The lecture was a complete sellout, with a capacity audience in Routh Hall at Bromsgrove School and so a great success for The Bromsgrove Society.
This lecture, a unique event in the area with its topical subject and local knowledgeable speaker, attracted the attention of a considerable number.
The speaker, Ralph Richardson, gave a detailed, clear and humorous account of His Glorious Majesty – Richard III which received a rousing ovation from the audience.
The lecture proved so popular that enquirers for tickets were turned away and no tickets were available at the door. The moral is get your lecture tickets early!
Those who sold tickets are to be thanked, as are Bromsgrove School who have provided the venue for 29 successive years.
Published on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 20:37
The Bromsgrove Summer School will once again be held in July 2015 at Bromsgrove School. It offers six courses over three days - 7-9 July - celebrating the rich agricultural, industrial, architectural and cultural history of Bromsgrove and district.
This year's topics are:
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 00:00
The 2014 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler is now available. Topics in this year’s Rousler include:
As well as being sold through local outlets, the Rousler is again available as a paid download through this website. Back issues are also available to download.
Published on Monday, 15 December 2014 15:24
Following the success of the first edition which required two reprints to meet demand, the 2015 issue of this local history magazine is now available.
Items include old railway photographs, the development of Redditch New Town, the spread of the local needle industry, lost local pubs in Hanbury and Cookhill and the World War I experiences of Headless Cross resident Lily Emms who lost two men to the war.Read more...
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