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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 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 Wednesday, 17 December 2014 09:00
It has proved necesary to reschedule the meetings for January and February 2015.
Our speaker for 20th January is Alaric Birkett who will present "Murder on St.Valentines Day". A Warwickshire farm worker was murdered in 1945 and is an unsolved crime despite Fabian of the Yard's involvement. Local rumour and legend pointed to witchcraft and black dogs - come and find out what really happened.
Max Keen will present his talk on "The History of Dudley Castle" on 17th February.
Published on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:34
The 29th Bromsgrove Lecture will be given by Ralph Richardson on Tuesday, 31st March 2015 and entitled His Glorious Majesty King Richard III.
By the time of the lecture Richard III will have been solemnly buried on March 26th in Leicester Cathedral. So it may be a good time to look again at this short-lived king, the last to be killed in battle and a king who created extraordinary loyalty amongst his supporters.Read more...
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...
Published on Thursday, 17 July 2014 20:20
The Railwaymen's Graves were rededicated at a ceremony at St John's Church on 16 July 2014.
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.
Read on for pictures from the unveiling ceremony.Read more...