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Rededication of Railway Graves

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The Railwaymen's Graves were rededicated at a ceremony at St John's Church on 16 July 2014.

Pictured left to right: Alastair Moseley (St John's Church), Reg Longshaw (Bromsgrove Society Chairman), Malcolm Wood (Railway Heritage Trust), Kevin Ward (Town Crier), Andy Savage, John Ruck (civic head of Bromsgrove District Council). Julian Hunt (Bromsgrove Society)

The graves commemorate Thomas Scaife and Joseph Rutherford, who were killed in an accident at Bromsgrove Railway Station in 1840 and are buried in St.John's churchyard.

The Bromsgrove Society made a donation towards the cost of restoring the memorial, which had deteriorated over the years. These unique gravestones are now returned to condition worthy of the men killed and may be viewed at the town's cemetery.

The background to the project is set out in the March 2012 edition of the Society's newsletter and in Bromsgrove Advertiser of 26 February 2014.

 

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Visit Worcestershire

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The new Visit Worcestershire website has a wealth of information for visitors and residents alike, including accommodation, events and attractions in Bromsgrove.

Report on Summer School 2014

Steps House

The fourth Bromsgrove Summer School was held at Bromsgrove School, 8 -10 July and was arguably the most successful Summer School to date.

Pictured are some of the Bromsgrove Summer School students visiting Steps House, St John's Street, Bromsgrove.

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Latest Newsletter

 June 2014

The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter

In the June 2014 issue:

  • The Bromsgrove Summer School 2014
  • Restoration of the Railwaymen's Graves
  • Heroes Return II
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The Bromsgrove Lecture 2014

Lecture 2014

 The Bromsgrove Lecture for 2014, a premier event in the Bromsgrove Society's year, was held at Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School on the evening of 15th April and once again proved to be a very successful event.

The lecture Chatsworth House, a trust which is ancestoral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, was given by Christine Robinson, their head housekeeper. Approximately 250 members and guests attended.

A full review will be published in the next issue of the Newsletter.

Pictured: President John Weston, Christine Robinson, Chairman Reg Longshaw.

Launch of the Bromsgrove Cemetery Walk

memorial smThe Bromsgrove Cemetery was built in 1858. Over the last six years the Bromsgrove Society has been working in association with the District Council and other historical and heritage organisations to refurbish the John Adams Memorial at the centre of the Cemetery, which had to be taken down for reasons of safety. Following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and many generous donations, the Memorial is now fully restored and has been re-erected in its original position.

A new section of our website describes the history of the Cemetery and explains the restoration project. It also describes some of the many other historic memorials in the Cemetery which can be seen on a recently created Bromsgrove Cemetery Walk.

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Annual subscriptions for all members are due in June 2014.

Please consider paying by standing order as this significantly reduces administration time.
Due to changes at our bank, if paying by Standing Order please make sure you have an extra 0 in the account number: 00459246.

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