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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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This wonderful illustration of the evening was created by Laura Brodrick from www.thinkbigpicture.co.uk in the audience on the night. Thank you Laura, you've really captured the talk so well.

The evening began with the wonderful Orchestra of St John Bromsgrove who performed a piece of light music from the era. During her research Pat had come across "The Rustic Suite" by BBC Light Entertainment Man Leslie Bridgewater. The third piece in the suite is entitled "Bromsgrove Fair" and was composed with childhood memories in mind. The music was the perfect start to a fabulous evening.

The Bromsgrove Society Executive Committee extend their sincere thanks to Pat for all her efforts in making the 33rd Lecture a great success, and to the extremely talented members of the Orchestra including Leader Charlotte Moseley Violinist Conductor Richard Jenkinson and Manager Alastair John Moseley.

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