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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 Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00
The 2013 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler is now available. This year’s articles include the secret war work of the Bromsgrove Guild, the beginnings of the Women’s Institute on Bromsgrove station, the story of the rescued nailer’s cottage (soon to be erected at Avoncroft Museum), and much more.
As well as being sold through local outlets, this year, for the first time, the Rousler is also available as a paid download. Back issues are also available to download.
Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 23:18
The Bromsgrove Cemetery was built in 1858. Over the last six years the Bromsgrove Society has been working in association with the District Council and other historical and heritage organisations to refurbish the John Adams Memorial at the centre of the Cemetery, which had to be taken down for reasons of safety. Following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and many generous donations, the Memorial is now fully restored and has been re-erected in its original position.
A new section of our website describes the history of the Cemetery and explains the restoration project. It also describes some of the many other historic memorials in the Cemetery which can be seen on a recently created Bromsgrove Cemetery Walk.
Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:30
The subject of our talk on 3rd December 2013 is ‘Meet at Dawn, Unarmed’.
This will be illustrated with maps, photographs, cartoons and letters and is focused on the diaries of the speaker's grandfather from the beginning of the Great War. The talk also covers the iconic Christmas truce and the famous football game between the Royal Warwicks and Saxons.
Published on Friday, 25 October 2013 08:52
The town sign on Kidderminster Road has been refurbished, following damage to the picture of St.John's Church.
A new reproduction of the painting by David Birtwhistle has been provided and the lettering to the top rail has been repainted by local artist Tony Turpin. The replacement work was carried out by Richard Dodd of Droitwich.
Six town signs on the main roads into the centre of the town were provided by The Bromsgrove Society over a period of ten years, supported by Bromsgrove District Council. Photo courtesy of the Bromsgrove Advertiser.
Published on Monday, 29 July 2013 11:22
The 2013 Bromsgrove Summer School was held at Housman Hall and Cookes Room, Bromsgrove School, 9-11 July. The 100 students who enrolled on the six courses were blessed with perfect weather which made the afternoon excursions particularly enjoyable.
At Housman Hall on Tuesday 9 July, vernacular architecture expert Alan Petford explained the techniques of timber-framed building construction, using illustrations taken from a wide range of late medieval manuscripts and early printed books. David Cant followed with a survey of timber-framed buildings in the Bromsgrove area. In the afternoon, Alan and David explored Middle Bean Hall, Feckenham, by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Cooper.Read more...
Sale of new local books at Bromsgrove Library on Saturday
7th, 14th and 21st Dec
10.00a.m. -- 3.00p.m.
Books for sale about Bromsgrove and almost every village within ten miles.
These will be new books, if still in print, or nearly-new, if not. Plus a selection of older and rarer Worcestershire books.
All books supplied by the Bromsgrove Society and associated local authors, publishers and collectors.