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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.


The Bromsgrove Summer School 2022


The Bromsgrove Summer School makes a welcome return, offering courses over three days, 12-14th July, celebrating the rich agricultural, industrial, architectural and cultural history of Bromsgrove and district.

This year's topics are:

  • Alvechurch – a Market Town. Tutors Prof. Chris Dyer and Dr Stephen Price FULLY BOOKED
  • The Talbots and Grafton Manor. Tutor Jenny Townshend FULLY BOOKED
  • Redditch - Needle-Land. Tutor Julian Hunt

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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Latest Newsletter

The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter


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

  • 35th Annual Bromsgrove Lecture
  • Garringtons Remembered
  • Poets of Bromsgrove Film
  • AgeUK in the Community
  • Street Pastors at Work
  • Friends of St John's Update
  • ...and more!

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


Bromsgrove Rousler 2021

Rousler Cover 2021The latest edition of the Bromsgrove Rousler, the popular local history magazine, is now available. The 2021 edition – number 36 in the series – once again features a fascinating mix of personalities and events that have helped shape Bromsgrove’s history.

Topics in this year’s Rousler are:

  • Bromsgrove's Glassmaking Industry
  • Bromsgrove School's Two Chapels
  • Benjamin Maund
  • Valley House, Bournheath
  • The Origins of Bromsgrove's Court Leet
  • The Riddle of Lambsey Stones.

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

See here for one-click mobile-friendly purchase (2021 edition only).


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