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Bromsgrove Lecture 2018

Lord Cobham to give Bromsgrove Society Annual Lecture


On Tuesday 10th April at 7.30pm Lord Cobham will give the 32nd Bromsgrove Lecture, hosted by the Bromsgrove Society.

The event will be held in the newly refurbished Routh Hall at Bromsgrove School, where Lord Cobham will talk about Hagley Hall, his eighteenth century ancestral home and the Lyttelton family.

Tickets for the event are just £6 to include a complimentary drink after the talk, and are available to buy from the Foto Factory on Bromsgrove High Street or by emailing via this website.

The Bromsgrove Summer School 2018


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
  • 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.

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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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Next Meeting: Sentenced to Beyond the Seas

20 March 2018: Sentenced to Beyond the Seas
Speaker: David Clarke  


David Clarke, former deputy mayor of Worcester, has researched the story of eight Worcestershire females convicted in the 1780s at the Guildhall, Worcester, to death or transportation. An illustrated talk with many unexpected twists and turns.

Doors open 7:15 for 7:45 p.m. at The Methodist Centre, Stratford Road. Click for further details of the 2017-18 programme.

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The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter

In the March 2018 issue:

  • Preview of the Bromsgrove Lecture
  • Preview of the Bromsgrove Summer School
  • Tribute to Liz Oakley

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