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Bromsgrove: The Story of a Market Town

Order your copy of our new history of Bromsgrove

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The Bromsgrove Society's new book Bromsgrove: The Story of a Market Town was published on 9th April 2022.

The book is written by well-known local historians and Bromsgrove Society members Jenny Townshend and Julian Hunt, and chronicles the history of Bromsgrove over the last one thousand years. Based on extensive original research, the authors present an exhaustive account of the town’s development, from a medieval settlement to a prosperous market town and industrial centre whose influence extended across the whole of North Worcestershire.

This major new work will appeal to all those who know and love the town, providing an evocative trip down memory lane. Running to 320 pages, the hardback book is lavishly illustrated with drawings, maps and photographs, many of which have not been published before. Its scholarly and detailed treatment will appeal to local and family historians, as well as students of economic and social history.

Click below for further information and how to order your copy.


Meetings return to Methodist Centre

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We are pleased to announce our return to the Methodist Centre for local history meetings from September 2022.

Our first meeting of the 2022/23 programme is on 20 September with:

  • Halesowen: Bromsgrove’s Rival in the Nail Trade, by Julian Hunt.

Then, on 18 October we welcome back popular presenter Max Keen to talk on 'King John: the worst or most useful king?'.

You can view the full programme here.

All meetings will be held at the Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove and commence at 7.45 p.m. Free parking is available at the Methodist Centre.
Admission: Members £2.00 - Non-members £3.00. All are welcome to attend.

The Bromsgrove Summer School 2022


Many thanks to all who attended the Bromsgrove Summer School between 12-14th July. It was wonderful to be able to meet in person again, as well as to visit related sites of interest within the area.

Special thanks to lecturers Dr. Stephen Price, Prof. Christoper Dyer, Jenny Townshend and Julian Hunt, and organiser Chris Nesbitt.

Details of Summer School 2023 will be released in due course.


Latest Newsletter

The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter


The June 2022 issue of the Society's newsletter is now available, containing details of:

  • Bromsgrove Society Book Launch
  • Bromsgrove and Redditch Network
  • Celebration Concert
  • The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
  • Summer Events
  • Bromsgrove Summer School
  • ...and more!

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


Annual Lecture 2022 Online

Creative Conservation explained in the Bromsgrove Society Annual Lecture

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The Bromsgrove Society's 35th Bromsgrove Lecture was held on 12th April at Bromsgrove School. Award-winning conservation architect Aidan Ridyard described his philosophy and gave examples of how heritage buildings are being brought back to life for our modern society.

Aidan's inspiring presentation on Creative Conservation is now available online, via our YouTube channel.

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