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Bargain Book Sale!

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A large range of books about Bromsgrove and the nearby area will be on sale at Bromsgrove Library in Stratford Road on Friday and Saturday November 28-29 and Friday and Saturday December 5-6. These will be new books where the book is still in print or 'nearly new' if not.

Local books are not readily available now as we have no bookshop in the town and the event offers a chance to buy some Christmas presents. There will be a wide range, including publications by The Bromsgrove Society and many other sources.

Copies of the new edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler make an ideal present for those now living away and postage is the same as a Christmas card.

If you come on November 28 or 29 you will be just in time to see the superb WWI display of great local interest in the library.

Next Meeting: Woven in Kidderminster

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The subject of our talk on 18th November 2014 is "Woven in Kidderminster" by Melvyn Thompson.

The talk will look at the development of the locality from a cloth weaving cottage industry to a major provider of carpet following the Industrial Revolution. It includes information on factories and steam engines and will have good audience participation.

All welcome!

Advance notice: Our talk on 2nd December 2014 is "The History of the Lickey Hills" by George Gascoyne. This will be an illustrated journey around the well known beauty spot showing off the older parts and more modern, and famous characters that are associated with the area.

Rededication of Railway Graves

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.

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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
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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

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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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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.

You can renew online and check the current subscription rates on our Membership Page.
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