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Bromsgrove Rousler 2019

Rousler 2019The latest edition of the Bromsgrove Rousler, the popular local history magazine, is now available. The 2019 edition – number 34 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 include:

  • The Founding of the Bromsgrove Society
  • The Bilberry Hill WWI Gun Proof Range
  • The Work of Conservation Architects Freddie & Mary Charles
  • Two Byngs from Bromsgrove
  • History of Woodcote Manor
  • Local Artist Sybil Barham
  • Poet Joe Harrison

As well as being sold through local outlets, the Rousler is again available as a paid download through this website

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

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Subscription to the History of Bromsgrove Book

To commemorate the Bromsgrove Society's 40th Anniversary, the Executive is planning to produce a new publication.

Provisionally entitled 'A History of Bromsgrove', the book will cover the history of the town and district from earliest times through to the present day based on the latest research. Local historians Jenny Townshend and Julian Hunt are hard at work on the text and the book will be lavishly illustrated with drawings, maps and photographs. Publication is scheduled for Summer 2020.

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World War 1 Book

There is a possibility that a book may be compiled about our 'local lads' who took part in WW1, 1914-1918.

If any of your family from this area took part in the Great War and you would be willing to share their story, whether they survived, whether they were buried abroad or closer to home, whatever their story...

Please contact Chris Nesbitt, 01527 877227 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Latest Newsletter & AGM

 Sept2019

The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter

In the September 2019 issue:

  • Bromsgrove Blooms
  • Charford Estate History
  • Bromsgrove Bookstall
  • Summer School Report
  Click to see reports and minutes from the AGM held in July 2019.
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Bromsgrove Lecture A Great Success

Bromsgrove Society Chairman Pat Tansell gave the 33rd Bromsgrove Lecture on Tuesday 16th April to a full house in Routh Hall Bromsgrove School.

The topic of the talk was "Bromsgrove on the Eve of War; Our Town and District in 1939". The superbly researched and referenced talk delighted the audience with information about setting up Air Raid Shelters and systems, the practice for dealing with bomb damage and associated casualties and gave a real insight into life in Bromsgrove as the war broke out.

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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.

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Buy Books Online

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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.

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