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Bromsgrove Rousler 2017

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The 2017 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler is now available and this year is being published in colour for the first time. Topics in this year’s Rousler include:

  • Bromsgrove poet Sir Geoffrey Hill;
  • Trams from Birmingham to the Lickey Hills;
  • The Poor Law in Bromsgrove during the 18th century;
  • The Dipple family in the 1600s;
  • The life of Private Edward Pearce (part 2);

As well as being sold through local outlets, the Rousler is again available as a paid download through this website. Back issues are also available to download.


Next Meeting: Bromsgrove and the Gunpowder Plotters

the plotters 21 November 2017: Bromsgrove and the Gunpowder Plotters
Speaker: Jenny Townshend

Jenny is a local historian and former editor of The Bromsgrove Society’s “Rousler” magazine. She will explore the close links between the ill-fated gunpowder plotters of 1605 and the town of Bromsgrove.

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

Worcestershire in WW1


The first episode of this fascinating series, developed with the University of Worcester, traces the effects of the First World War on the lives of children in Worcestershire.

Historian Anna Muggeridge explores how this changed life in the schoolroom and how, as the war progressed children of all ages played a vital role in keeping the nation fed. Children as young as 10 years worked - often for very little reward - in fields and orchards across the county.

Watch the film

The Society Scrapbooks

Following our advertisement in the December newssheet, Gillian Ford has kindly agreed to take on the responsibility of looking after the Society’s scrapbooks. Many thanks to Gillian.

The completed scrapbooks are available to look at in Bromsgrove Library under the Local History section. They go back to the formation of The Bromsgrove Society in 1980 and are a useful resource on the history of the town during this period.

The Bromsgrove Summer School 2017

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The Bromsgrove Summer School was held at Bromsgrove School 11-13 July. Over 100 students took part, several attending for all three days. All courses were held in Bromsgrove School’s Learning Resources Centre, those with the most students being accommodated in the Lecture Theatre, whilst those with fewer students used one of the newly-refurbished teaching rooms in the same building. In the foyer, John Weston laid out five tables of books on Bromsgrove and district and did a brisk trade.


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