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50 Years of Sanders Park

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Time to celebrate together! The Bromsgrove Society has teamed up with Bromsgrove District Council to organise a party in Sanders park to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The Society is encouraging people of Bromsgrove to share their memories of the park over the years and will be creating an exhibition of the memories to display in the park on the day. Residents who wish to contribute pictures and memories of their time in the park can take them to a collection box in Bromsgrove Library or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On the day visitors to the park will be able to enjoy music from Wyre Forest Big Band and local band "The Peas", join in circus workshops with Steve Kaos, have a go at the Victorian music workshop and enjoy the exhibition of memories. There will also be classic cars, face painting and singing from Artrix Songstars Choir. Why not bring a picnic, chairs and blankets and join in the celebrations! Visit www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/events for more details, or find The Bromsgrove Society on Facebook or Twitter. 

To find our more about Heritage Open Days, and see other local venues who are participating in the scheme, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk.

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Our Online Bookstall

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

  • The Worcester and Birmingham Canal: Chronicles of the Cut by Alan White (2016)
  • A History of Hanbury, by Andrew Harris (2018)
  • John Corbett: Pillar of Salt 1817-1901 by Barbara Middlemass (Updated 2017)
  • Burnell of Bromsgrove (1871-1959): Yorkshire Man: Bromsgrove Musician by John R. Arrand (2018)

Plus many others about the local area, some published by the Bromsgrove Society itself.

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.

Support for Three Local Charities

At the January meeting of the Bromsgrove Society Executive Team the members voted in favour of granting funds to three local charities.

The Bromsgrove Festival was awarded a grant of £1000 towards the operational costs of Bromsgrove’s vibrant festival which will run from Thursday 21st June to Sunday 22nd July in 2018. The Festival begins at Artrix with an opening concert and concludes in St John’s Church with the Orchestra of St John’s Festival of Music.

The second recipient is Avoncroft Museum, which will receive a £2500 grant to fund the restoration of a 1930s fireplace in the rebuilt nailor's cottage.

Thirdly, Hereford & Worcester County Scouts was awarded a grant of £1000 to help support preparations for eleven Scouts from the Bromsgrove District, aged 14 to 17, who have been selected to attend the World Scouting Jamboree in North America in 2019.

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Latest Newsletter

 June2018

The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter

In the June 2018 issue:

  • Aston Fields: A Gateway to Bromsgrove
  • Preview of the Bromsgrove Summer School
  • Book review: Barnsley Hall
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Bromsgrove Rousler 2017

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The 2017 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler is now available and this year is being published in colour for the first time. Topics in this year’s Rousler include:

  • Bromsgrove poet Sir Geoffrey Hill;
  • Trams from Birmingham to the Lickey Hills;
  • The Poor Law in Bromsgrove during the 18th century;
  • The Dipple family in the 1600s;
  • The life of Private Edward Pearce (part 2);

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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