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The Bromsgrove Summer School 2018

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The Bromsgrove Summer School will once again be held in July 2018 at Bromsgrove School. It offers six courses over three days - 10-12 July - celebrating the rich agricultural, industrial, architectural and cultural history of Bromsgrove and district.

This year's topics are:

  • History of Catshill  SOLD OUT
  • Laurence Housman
  • Bromsgrove's 20th Century Architecture
  • Lord Nuffield and Lord Austin
  • The Redditch Needle Industry
  • Bromsgrove and Stourbridge: Industrial and Market Towns

You can download the programme and booking form here (apologies that these were not included in our March newsletter).

This year 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..

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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Worcestershire in WW1

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The third episode of this fascinating series, developed by History West Midlands and the University of Worcester, looks at letters sent home from the front during the First World War to families and loved ones in Worcestershire.

Throughout the First World War men and women from Worcestershire exchanged thousands of letters, postcards and parcels every month. Their words offer often poignant insights into their daily lives; revealing their daily worries and fears, their yearnings for each other and the quiet fields of home as well as their dreams for the post-war world.

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