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Next Meeting: Edward VIII

 edward viii17 October 2017: You Can’t Abdicate & Eat It: Edward VIII & Mrs Simpson 
Speaker: Mary Bodfish.

Postponed from 2016, the 80th anniversary of the abdication crisis of 1936, this talk takes a fresh look at these controversial events for the British monarchy.

Doors open 7:15 for 7:45 p.m. at The Methodist Centre, Stratford Road. Click for further details of the 2017-18 programme.

Pensioners' Fair

This popular event will take place this year on Friday, 3rd November from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. It will be held again in the Main Hall of Bromsgrove Council House at Parkside, off Market Street, Bromsgrove.

The Bromsgrove Society will be having a stand to advertise coming events, promote membership and offer books for sale, mainly about Bromsgrove and its local history. Please pay us a visit!

The Bromsgrove Summer School 2017

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The Bromsgrove Summer School was held at Bromsgrove School 11-13 July. Over 100 students took part, several attending for all three days. All courses were held in Bromsgrove School’s Learning Resources Centre, those with the most students being accommodated in the Lecture Theatre, whilst those with fewer students used one of the newly-refurbished teaching rooms in the same building. In the foyer, John Weston laid out five tables of books on Bromsgrove and district and did a brisk trade.


The Bromsgrove Lecture 2017

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The 2017 Bromsgrove Lecture was given by Rob Hedge, Community Project Officer at Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, on Tuesday, 11th April at The Memorial Chapel, Bromsgrove School. The title was Beneath Your Feet, Behind the Façade: Bromsgrove's Archaeological Heritage.

A full report of the Lecture will be posted here shortly.

Rob is pictured opposite at the Annual Lecture with (from left to right): Bromsgrove Society Vice-Chairs Jo Slade and Chris Nesbitt, President John Weston, and Chair Pat Tansell.

Rob has a blog: https://incurablearchaeologist.wordpress.com/ and is on Twitter @robhedge.

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The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter

In the June 2017 issue:

  • The Bromsgrove Lecture
  • Preview of the Bromsgrove Summer School
  • AGM and events news

Plaques unveiled at Bromsgrove Station

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The Bromsgrove Society, together with the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, has sponsored plaques to commemorate the lives and achievements of the renowned engineers James Edward McConnell and William Scarth Moorsom. The plaques were unveiled at a ceremony at Bromsgrove Railway Station on Friday 11th November 2016.

Click below to see more pictures from the event.


Bromsgrove Rousler 2016

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The 2016 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler is now available. Topics in this year’s Rousler include:

  • Bromsgrove's Napoleonic warrior;
  • The Droitwich Transmitting Station;
  • The Hillmans of Stockwood Stud;
  • The Clock House, Dodford;
  • William Hawkes Lakin-Smith and Alfred Leslie Foster - Bromsgrove Court Leet Bailiffs;

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.


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