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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 Friday, 07 March 2014 18:28
After painstaking work to restore the memorial gravestones of the two railway pioneers, Thomas Scaife and Joseph Rutherford, completion is nearly at hand.
Both men were killed in an accident at Bromsgrove Railway Station in 1840 and are buried in St.John's churchyard.
The Bromsgrove Society has 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.
Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:40
With Spring approaching (hopefully), once again it's time to book your place for the Bromsgrove Summer School, a three-day programme of talks, lectures and visits on the people and places in Bromsgrove's history.
Bromsgrove Summer School 2014 will once again be held at Bromsgrove School, on 8-10 July. The provisional programme includes courses on World War I, women's suffrage, timber-framed buildings, William Shenstone, St John's Street Bromsgrove, and the Gunpowder Plot. Among the speakers are Prof. Ian Beckett of the University of Kent, Alan Petford of Leeds University, Simon Carter of Avoncroft Museum, and Liz Oakley of the Housman Society.Read more...
Published on Sunday, 26 January 2014 17:48
The 28th Bromsgrove Lecture will take place on Tuesday 15th April 2014 at 7.30.pm at Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School.
This year's lecture is entitled "Chatsworth House and Gardens", being an illustrated talk given by Christine Robinson, who is head housekeeper at this stately home.
Our lecturer is a graduate of Newcastle University and has been employed at Chatsworth for 40 years, where she now has responsibility for the visitor route, apartments, offices and cottages on the estate.
The chairman and president of The Society will be pleased to welcome you to Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School. Tickets, priced £6, are available from Foto Factory in Bromsgrove High Street (close to The Post Office) or by telephoning 0121 445 5005 or 0121 453 3034 and at our local history group meetings.
Published on Sunday, 26 January 2014 00:30
Our next meeting on 18th March 2014 will be a talk "Upstairs, Downstairs: High Life and Low Life" by speaker Dr Chris Upton, Reader in Public History at Newman University, Birmingham.
This will be followed on 1st April 2014 by "The Cadbury Story" by Alan Thornton, looking at how George Cadbury was inspired to move to Bournville in 1879 and what motivated him.
The March 2014 Edition of our newsletter is also available to download (pdf).
Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00
The 2013 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler is now available. This year’s articles include the secret war work of the Bromsgrove Guild, the beginnings of the Women’s Institute on Bromsgrove station, the story of the rescued nailer’s cottage (soon to be erected at Avoncroft Museum), and much more.
As well as being sold through local outlets, this year, for the first time, the Rousler is also available as a paid download. Back issues are also available to download.