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Bromsgrove Society Spring Programme

The Bromsgrove Society's local history meetings continue online:

Our February meeting is now:

  • 15th February: A History of Scythe-making in Belbroughton. Speaker: Sarah Bradley.

LHG Talk 15Feb22

It is amazing to think that Belbroughton was once the international centre for the manufacture of scythes!

Today Belbroughton in north Worcestershire is an attractive, red brick village with little sign that for several hundred years it was known for the manufacture of high-quality scythes. In this talk, Sarah Bradley discusses the development of this industry, which reached its peak in the nineteenth century and employed highly-skilled craftsmen, and traces its decline in the twentieth century, with the works closing in 1968.

Sarah is an excellent speaker and former resident of Belbroughton. The Society is delighted that she is available to give this talk via the Zoom platform. 

Register here.

 

    • 15th March: The Death of a Priest: The Popish Plot and Worcestershire 1678-1681. Speaker: Doug Smith.

Lies, intrigue and death threats at the very centre of power! This may sound familiar today, but Doug Smith from Chaddesley Corbett will take us back to Worcestershire in the late 17th century to show that such goings on are nothing new! Not for viewers of a nervous disposition!

 

STOP PRESS: As the public health situation remainsl uncertain, the Society will continue to hold its local history meetings online via the Zoom platform for the remainder of the 2021/22 programme. As a result, there have been some changes to the advertised programme for February and March 2022All meetings start at 7.30pm. See the full programme here.

We hope to return to the Methodist Centre from September 2022.

If you have enjoyed our talks and wish to support our work, you can contribute to the Bromsgrove Society using the button below.

 

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