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The Bromsgrove Society Celebrates its 40th Anniversary!

Over the last 40 years the Bromsgrove Society has continued to promote an interest in local history and works hard to ensure the built environment and character of the town and district is preserved, keeping an eye on planning applications and supporting other initiatives within Bromsgrove.

The Society's 500 members and others who are interested in the local area are encouraged to attend activities including the series of monthly talks, an Annual Lecture, the Summer School and other events. Society members receive regular newsletters and the annual "Rousler" Publication.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary the Society had intended to host a social function after the AGM in July, sadly this now can't happen, but there will be an opportunity to mark the occasion and cut a cake in the future.

The anniversary will be recognised with the publication of a history of the Bromsgrove Society, written by society member Mike Sharpe. The booklet will be sent to all members with the June newsletter. Anyone wishing to join the Society to receive a copy and to support the Society's aims and objectives can find application details here. The anniversary was also covered in the Bromsgrove Standard.

See below for a selection of photos from the last 40 years:

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The Launch Meeting, Bromsgrove Council Chamber, Tuesday 13 May 1980

Poster

Advertising poster for the inaugural meeting, 1980

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The Society's first town walk, July 1980

Spadesbourne 1990

Litter collection at Spadesbourne Brook, 1990

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Launch of the Society's book on the Bromsgrove Guild, 1999

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Restoration of the Railway Men's Graves, Bromsgrove Churchyard, 2014

Denmark House 13July2017

Visit to Denmark House, Kidderminster Road as part of Summer School, 2017

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