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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 Sunday, 12 May 2013 16:48
We are pleased to release a transcription of the Bromsgrove Hearth Tax for 1666/7. This transcription has been kindly provided by Bromsgrove Society member Mrs Jenny Townshend from original documents held by the National Archives and The Hive, Worcester.
It lists approximately 500 individuals living in and around Bromsgrove in the mid-17th century. As well as Bromsgrove town (known as the 'Town Yield') it covers the surrounding villages & tithings: Padstone, Burcot ('Bircott'), Timberhonger ('Tymberhonger'), Chadwich ('Chadwitch'), Catshill, Fockbury, Shepley, Burneford and Woodcoat.
You can search or browse the transcription here and via our local records section.
Published on Monday, 04 March 2013 18:40
The 2013 Bromsgrove Summer School will be held at Housman Hall and Cookes Room, Bromsgrove School, 9-11 July. Each day-long course comprises two top-class lectures, a good lunch at Housman Hall, and an afternoon visit to an iconic local building.
Highlights in this year's programme include sessions on timber-framed buildings in the Bromsgorve District, the history of Bromsgrove School, the Nail Industry in Bromsgrove, and the novelist Francis Brett Young, as well lectures and visits to both Hanbury Hall and Mere Hall.
Published on Saturday, 13 April 2013 18:05
The Bromsgrove Lecture for 2013, a premier event in the Bromsgrove Society's year, was held on the evening of 9th April and proved to be an outstanding success.
Published on Monday, 03 December 2012 17:41
Reports on recent meetings from our Autumn 2012 to Spring 2013 programme:
Published on Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:46
Bromsgrove BMSGH, the town's family history group, has released digital scans of the Bromsgrove Messenger, one of the area's main newspapers. The scans cover 67 years of the newspaper, from 1860-1937, and are available for free (registration required).
This title is not available on any other website, commercial or non-commercial, making it a unique and valuable resource for local and family historians.
Further details and registration at: www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk.
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