To rousle is an old Worcestershire word meaning "to wake up".
The 27th Rousler brings family history and childhood memories together, with stories of life in a by-gone age.
We look at how farming, banking and the treatment of children in hospital have changed in recent years with the late Wilf Lammas, Victor Crawford and Gwynneth Breillat. We take a journey to India with Anita Bateman to see how life in the army has changed and how another soldier bravely survived capture and interment in a First World War prison camp.
The Clock House is viewed by Robin Shaw and its links with the famous are told and Julian Hunt and Philip Riden have uncovered the story of John Ashmore, the Eddie Stobart of his day. Finally, Bromsgrove Rocks - look out for them. Are they still there today?
- To Be A Farmer's Boy
- John Ashmore, The Bromsgrove Carrier
- The Clock House That is Gone
- The Rise and Downfall of Silas Liddell
- Prison Life in Germany
- How Times Have Changed: A Childhood Spent in Hospital
- The Boulders of Bromsgrove
- Banking in the 1940s
The Bromsgrove Rousler is published in December every year and costs just £2.50. It is available from Bromsgrove town centre outlets including W.H.Smith, Oxfam Bookshop, Foto Factory, Worcester Road News & The Artrix. It can also be obtained from Catshill, Fairfield & Stoke Prior post offices, Burcot and Willowbrook Garden Centres, Tony's Handyman at Barnt Green, and Kennedy's Hardware, Rubery.
If you prefer to receive a copy by post send a cheque for £3.50 payable to The Bromsgrove Society to John Weston, 20 Sunningdale Road, Bromsgrove B61 7NN (overseas please contact us). A limited number of back issues are also available.