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Annual Lecture Now Online

 
Alastair Moseley's lecture on the history of the Wychbold masts is now available on our YouTube channel.

The long-wave radio masts at Wychbold, near Droitwich were erected in 1934. With plans announced to decommission the masts by 2027, Alastair Moseley of the Bromsgrove Society looks back at their history, as well as campaigners' hopes to preserve the masts for future generations.

This presentation was given at Routh Concert Hall, Bromsgrove School on Tuesday 9th April 2024, as the 37th Annual Bromsgrove Lecture. In the presentation, Alastair describes how the BBC Transmitters came to be located near Bromsgrove, explains their role, and why they have been important, both nationally and internationally, for the past 90 years.

The presentation includes the 1935 film "Droitwich: The World's Most Modern Long Wave Transmitter", by John Griegson. A high-resolution version of the film is available at the British Film Institute website.

Summer School 2024

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This year's Bromsgrove Summer School will be held on 9-11th July. It offers three courses over the three days, celebrating the rich agricultural, industrial, architectural and cultural history of Bromsgrove and district.

This year's topics are:

  • Tues 9 July: The Canal World, presented by Tony Condor, former Curator of the National Waterways Museum at Gloucester. There will be an afternoon visit. SOLD OUT.
  • Weds 10 July: Benjamin Sanders and Button Making in Bromsgrove. Pat Tansell, former Chair of the Bromsgrove Society, will present new findings from a recent project. There will be a visit to sites associated with button making in the afternoon.
  • Thur 12 July: The Inns & Public Houses of Bromsgrove, presented by local historians Jenny Townshend and Julian Hunt (authors of Bromsgrove - The Story of a Market Town), including findings from the latest research. There will be a town walk and visit(s) in the afternoon. SOLD OUT.

To access the booking form or book online, click 'Read More' below.

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Latest Newsletter

The Bromsgrove Society Newsletter

 March2024

The March 2024 issue of the Society's newsletter is now available, containing details of:

  • Artrix and Its Future
  • Better Together
  • The Bromsgrove Lecture 2024
  • Button Factory Exhibition - 9th March
  • St John's Spire Appeal
  • Town and Centres news
  • ..and more!

Click the links to download the March Newsletter (PDF format).

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Bromsgrove Rousler 2023

Rousler Cover 2023The latest edition of the Bromsgrove Rousler, the popular local history magazine, is now available. The 2023 edition – number 38 in the series – features a fascinating mix of personalities and events that have helped shape Bromsgrove’s history.

Topics in this year’s Rousler are:

  • School Reorganisation in the 1970s
  • Memories of Stoke Works
  • T. D. Thomas and the Stourbridge & Kidderminster Bank
  • Finstall Park School
  • Bringing Water to Bromsgrove
  • Bromsgrove Market in the 1930s

Members will receive their copies shortly.  Find a local stockist.

See here to purchase the Rousler from our online bookstall (leaves this website)

Rouslers make an ideal Christmas present, especially for friends now living elsewhere,
and we can post to any address in the UK free of charge.
Back issues and a wide variety of books can be bought through our online bookstall.

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Annual subscriptions for all members are due from 1st June.

Please consider paying by standing order as this significantly reduces administration time.

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