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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 Thursday, 05 January 2017 09:00
17th January 2017. Speaker Lyn Blewitt.
Lyn is an acknowledged expert in the history of Droitwich. Her talk will lead us through some of the remarkable discoveries made recently from analysing oak timbers hidden in premises in the centre of the town.
Doors open 7:15 for 7:45 p.m. Click for further details of the 2016-17 programme.
Published on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 16:48
The 2017 Bromsgrove Lecture will take place on Tuesday, 11th April at Bromsgrove School 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 also 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 will be available early in the New Year.
Published on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:17
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.Read more...
Published on Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00
The 2016 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 Monday, 11 July 2016 19:50
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.Read more...
Published on Thursday, 24 March 2016 11:11
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.Read more...
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