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Next Meeting: The Burne-Jones Stained Glass Windows of Wilden Church

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Tuesday 21st February 2017. Speaker Pam Craven

Pam will give an illustrated talk about the beautiful stained glass windows of Wilden Church by Edward Burne-Jones, as well as including some local history about Wilden and its local residents.

Doors open 7:15 for 7:45 p.m. at The Methodist Centre, Stratford Road. Click for further details of the 2016-17 programme.

Details of the Bromsgrove Summer School for 2017 will be announced shortly.

The Bromsgrove Lecture 2017

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The 2017 Bromsgrove Lecture will take place on Tuesday, 11th April at The Memorial Chapel, Bromsgrove School, B61 7HP and will be given by Rob Hedge. The title is Beneath Your Feet, Behind the Façade: Bromsgrove's Archaeological Heritage.

Rob Hedge is a Community Project Officer at Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service. With a background in field archaeology, he has worked on a variety of projects aimed at enhancing public involvement with and awareness of archaeology in the West Midlands, including several phases of the DigBromsgrove project. As a Finds Archaeologist, he specialises in the treatment, identification and analysis of archaeological finds. He was a digger for Time Team Series 20.

Rob has a blog: https://incurablearchaeologist.wordpress.com/ and is on Twitter @robhedge.

Tickets cost £6 and can be obtained in person from
Foto Factory, 123 High Street or by calling 01527 877227

Plaques unveiled at Bromsgrove Station

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The Bromsgrove Society, together with the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, has sponsored plaques to commemorate the lives and achievements of the renowned engineers James Edward McConnell and William Scarth Moorsom. The plaques were unveiled at a ceremony at Bromsgrove Railway Station on Friday 11th November 2016.

Click below to see more pictures from the event.

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Bromsgrove Rousler 2016

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The 2016 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler is now available. Topics in this year’s Rousler include:

  • Bromsgrove's Napoleonic warrior;
  • The Droitwich Transmitting Station;
  • The Hillmans of Stockwood Stud;
  • The Clock House, Dodford;
  • William Hawkes Lakin-Smith and Alfred Leslie Foster - Bromsgrove Court Leet Bailiffs;

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.

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AGM 2016

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The Bromsgrove Society held its Annual General Meeting on 6th July 2016 at Avoncroft Museum when the retiring officers presented their reports for the year.

John Rowlands, the retiring Treasurer, was thanked by the President John Weston and presented with a gift to mark his exemplary work for the Society over a period of 17 years (shown left), which made John the longest serving officer in the Society’s history.

The meeting then looked to the future and elected a new group of officers to serve for the coming year. Pat Tansell, the Vice Chairman, was elected as Chairman; both Chris Nesbit, the current Secretary and Jo Slade are to be Vice Chairmen. Also a new Treasurer, Richard Aust, was placed in office. The Executive Committee was re-elected.

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Bromsgrove Lecture Report

Bromsgrove Society Annual Lecture, 22 March 2016: 'Herbert Austin and the Longbridge Story' by Max Hunt

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The 2016 Bromsgrove Society Annual Lecture, the 30th in the Society’s history, was a great success. The speaker was Max Hunt, a former history master and later Director of Education for Stockport. Max was born in Romsley and remembers the special trains taking Austin workers home from Longbridge stopping at Hunnington Station. Max's first car was an Austin Seven 'Nippy' made at Longbridge in 1935.

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Latest Newsletter

 Sept2016

The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter

In the September 2016 issue:

  • Report on the Bromsgrove Summer School
  • Minutes of the 2016 AGM
  • Bromsgrove station opens for business
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