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The Bromsgrove Lecture, 2019

Bromsgrove on the Eve of War: Our Town and District in 1939,
presented by Pat Tansell with music from Orchestra of St John.


Tuesday, 16th April 2019 at 7.30 p.m.

With 2019 marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, the 33rd Bromsgrove Lecture, hosted by the Bromsgrove Society, will look at how our town and district prepared for the conflict.

Pat will look at aspects of life in Bromsgrove during the late 1930s, focusing in particular on 1939. Topics will include A.R.P. and Home Front preparations, the arrival of evacuees and Jewish refugees and Bromsgrove's referendum on Sunday cinema opening.

The Orchestra of St John will play "Bromsgrove Fair" by Leslie Bridgewater. A light and cheery piece of music written in the 1930s and very much of its time. Such pieces were commissioned to raise the spirits of the nation and were continually played on the radio. The Bromsgrove Society are delighted to welcome the 25 piece orchestra to bring the sounds of the time back to life.

The event will once again be held at Routh Concert Hall, Bromsgrove School, B61 7HP. Doors open at 7p.m. for a 7.30p.m. start with open seating in the hall.

Tickets cost £6 and include a complimentary drink afterwards. Buy online from www.bromsgrove-school.co.uk/boxoffice.aspx or in person from FotoFactory, 123 High Street, Bromsgrove.

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