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Next Meeting: The History and Development of Birmingham


Our talk on 21st October 2014 is The History and Development of Birmingham, by Patrick Baird.

This talk, illustrated with slides, will cover the period from the beginnings until the present day. Details will include important events and people involved.

Patrick was for many years Local Studies Librarian at Birmingham's Central Library and is hugely knowledgeable about West Midlands history. We may be able to ask him what he thinks of the new Library of Birmingham!

Rededication of Railway Graves


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.



Visit Worcestershire


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

Latest Newsletter

 Sept 2014

The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter

In the September 2014 issue:

  • Report of the Bromsgrove Summer School
  • Report of the Annual General Meeting
  • Architectural Awards

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.


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.

Remember Subscriptions!

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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