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Bromsgrove Lecture 2018

Lord Cobham to give Bromsgrove Society Annual Lecture

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On Tuesday 10th April at 7.30pm Lord Cobham will give the 32nd Bromsgrove Lecture, hosted by the Bromsgrove Society.

The event will be held in the newly refurbished Routh Hall at Bromsgrove School, where Lord Cobham will talk about Hagley Hall, his eighteenth century ancestral home and the Lyttelton family.

Tickets for the event are just £6 to include a complimentary drink after the talk, and are available to buy from the Foto Factory on Bromsgrove High Street or by emailing via this website.

Support for Three Local Charities

At the January meeting of the Bromsgrove Society Executive Team the members voted in favour of granting funds to three local charities.

The Bromsgrove Festival was awarded a grant of £1000 towards the operational costs of Bromsgrove’s vibrant festival which will run from Thursday 21st June to Sunday 22nd July in 2018. The Festival begins at Artrix with an opening concert and concludes in St John’s Church with the Orchestra of St John’s Festival of Music.

The second recipient is Avoncroft Museum, which will receive a £2500 grant to fund the restoration of a 1930s fireplace in the rebuilt nailor's cottage.

Thirdly, Hereford & Worcester County Scouts was awarded a grant of £1000 to help support preparations for eleven Scouts from the Bromsgrove District, aged 14 to 17, who have been selected to attend the World Scouting Jamboree in North America in 2019.

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Next Meeting: Selly Manor

20 February 2018: Selly Manor
Speaker: Gillian Ellis  
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This promises to be an excellent evening when the links are explained between the makers of our favourite brand of chocolate at Bourneville and the nearby historic Selly  Manor.

Doors open 7:15 for 7:45 p.m. at The Methodist Centre, Stratford Road. Click for further details of the 2017-18 programme.

Bromsgrove Rousler 2017

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The 2017 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler is now available and this year is being published in colour for the first time. Topics in this year’s Rousler include:

  • Bromsgrove poet Sir Geoffrey Hill;
  • Trams from Birmingham to the Lickey Hills;
  • The Poor Law in Bromsgrove during the 18th century;
  • The Dipple family in the 1600s;
  • The life of Private Edward Pearce (part 2);

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.

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Worcestershire in WW1

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The first episode of this fascinating series, developed with the University of Worcester, traces the effects of the First World War on the lives of children in Worcestershire.

Historian Anna Muggeridge explores how this changed life in the schoolroom and how, as the war progressed children of all ages played a vital role in keeping the nation fed. Children as young as 10 years worked - often for very little reward - in fields and orchards across the county.

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