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Annual Lecture 2024: Broadcasting to the World

Lecture 24 online

On 6th September 1934 the BBC made its first broadcast from what was advertised at the time as being “the World’s most modern long wave transmitter” – the twin masts at Wychbold. Ninety years later, during 2024, the BBC will cease broadcasting through an analogue system and the masts will be taken out of service in the coming years.

At the 37th Bromsgrove Lecture, to be held at Routh Concert Hall, Bromsgrove School on Tuesday 9th April, Alastair Moseley will present “Broadcasting to the World: The Wychbold Masts Reach Every Corner”. In the presentation Alastair will describe how the BBC Transmitters came to be located near Bromsgrove, talk of their significance and why they have been important, both nationally and internationally, for the past 90 years.

Tickets for the evening event are £7.50 and include a complimentary drink after the presentation. In-person bookings SOLD OUT. Stream online for £5 from www.bromsgrove-school.co.uk/boxoffice.

Summer School 2024


This year's Bromsgrove Summer School will be held on 9-11th July. It offers three courses over the three days, celebrating the rich agricultural, industrial, architectural and cultural history of Bromsgrove and district.

This year's topics are:

  • Tues 9 July: The Canal World, presented by Tony Condor, former Curator of the National Waterways Museum at Gloucester. There will be an afternoon visit (details to be confirmed).
  • Weds 10 July: Benjamin Sanders and Button Making in Bromsgrove. Pat Tansell, former Chair of the Bromsgrove Society, will present new findings from a recent project. There will be a visit to sites associated with button making in the afternoon.
  • Thur 12 July: The Inns & Public Houses of Bromsgrove, presented by local historians Jenny Townshend and Julian Hunt (authors of Bromsgrove - The Story of a Market Town), including findings from the latest research. There will be a town walk and visit(s) in the afternoon.

To access the booking form or book online, click 'Read More' below.


Latest Newsletter

The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter


The March 2024 issue of the Society's newsletter is now available, containing details of:

  • Artrix and Its Future
  • Better Together
  • The Bromsgrove Lecture 2024
  • Button Factory Exhibition - 9th March
  • St John's Spire Appeal
  • Town and Centres news
  • ..and more!

Click the links to download the March Newsletter (PDF format).


Bromsgrove Rousler 2023

Rousler Cover 2023The latest edition of the Bromsgrove Rousler, the popular local history magazine, is now available. The 2023 edition – number 38 in the series – features a fascinating mix of personalities and events that have helped shape Bromsgrove’s history.

Topics in this year’s Rousler are:

  • School Reorganisation in the 1970s
  • Memories of Stoke Works
  • T. D. Thomas and the Stourbridge & Kidderminster Bank
  • Finstall Park School
  • Bringing Water to Bromsgrove
  • Bromsgrove Market in the 1930s

Members will receive their copies shortly.  Find a local stockist.

See here to purchase the Rousler from our online bookstall (leaves this website)

Rouslers make an ideal Christmas present, especially for friends now living elsewhere,
and we can post to any address in the UK free of charge.
Back issues and a wide variety of books can be bought through our online bookstall.

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