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The Bromsgrove Society exists to preserve the history and promote the sustainable development of the town of Bromsgrove in north Worcestershire.

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History Walks

As part of this year's Bromsgrove Festival the Bromsgrove Society is organising a series of afternoon history walks. There are three dates on offer:

Booking is essential for all of these events. Click the links above for further information.

The Bromsgrove Summer School 2019


The Bromsgrove Summer School offers six courses over three days, 9-11th July, celebrating the rich agricultural, industrial, architectural and cultural history of Bromsgrove and district.

This year's topics are:

  • Alvechurch - A Market Town Fully booked
  • The Housmans of Worcestershire & Gloucestershire
  • Morgan Motor Company
  • Worcester Street, Bromsgrove
  • The Civil War in Worcestershire
  • Restoration of 31 High Street, Droitwich

You can download the programme and booking form here.

You can book and pay for the Bromsgrove Society Summer School online. The bookings are handled by an event management engine called Eventbrite. Click on the link below to be transferred to the Eventbrite site to complete the booking. You will need to create an account and then login to book this event. You may also see 'Eventbrite' mentioned in various emails etc. associated with this event.

For help on key issues, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at the bottom of the event page. If you encounter technical difficulties please contact the webmaster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For queries about the event itself please contact the organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bromsgrove's Historic Civil Defence Facility to be recorded thanks to Bromsgrove Society intervention

The Bromsgrove Society alerted Bromsgrove District Council's planning officers and committee of the existence of the former Civil Defence Centre housed under the County Buildings complex just in time, before approval to demolish was given. [Planning Application 18/01209/FUL]

In the planning meeting on Monday 29th April approval was given for the demolition of the Old Library, Fire Station and County buildings on the corner of Windsor Street and Stratford Road, Bromsgrove to allow for the construction of 67 apartments for people in need of care. Bromsgrove Society Chairman Pat Tansell notified the planning team about the facility which she first became aware of when she started work at the Library in 1981.


Latest Newsletter


The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter

In the March 2019 issue:

  • Bromsgrove Summer School 2019
  • The Day Collection
  • Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful
  • Obituaries

Bromsgrove Rousler 2018

Rousler 2018smThe latest edition of the Bromsgrove Rousler, the popular local history magazine, is now available. The 2018 edition – number 33 in the series – is packed with interesting articles that open up new perspectives on Bromsgrove’s history.

Topics in this year’s Rousler include:

  • The Park Gate Inn: A Short History
  • Piper's Hill, Dodderhill Common, Hanbury Woods
  • Jean Davidson: A Life of Service
  • William Chance: A Brutal Wife Abuser
  • ‘Goldengrove’: A Poet’s Vision of His Local Roots (Part 2)
  • The Nick Hedges Collection
  • Book Reviews

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.

An index to all editions of the Rousler back to 1986 is available as a free download.


Upcoming Events

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A variety of books about Bromsgrove and the surrounding area is now available to purchase via our online bookstall.

We accept payment by credit/debit card or Paypal, using the Paypal gateway, or you can also pay by cheque.

You can browse the Bromsgrove Bookstall here.

Online Payments

Help us to save money and serve you better.

With postage costs continually increasing, we are keen to encourage more people to pay their subscriptions by either setting up a standing order with their bank or using Paypal on this website.

You can renew online and check the current subscription rates on our Membership Page.

You can also opt to receive your newsletter electronically - please contact the Membership Secretary.
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