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Local History Meeting, 16 October

Stourbridge Glass: A History, Dr Kate Round


Dr Kate Round describes the history of glass making in Stourbridge from earliest times right up to the present day. This illustrated talk will give a fascinating insight into how glass making shaped the history, wealth and working loves of local people.

All meetings are held at the Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove and commence at 7.45 p.m. Free parking at the Methodist Centre.

50 Years of Sanders Park


The people of Bromsgrove came together on Sunday 16th September to celebrate 50 years of Sanders Park. The event had been organised by Bromsgrove District Council in partnership with the Bromsgrove Society to mark this important milestone.

Hundreds of local residents enjoyed an afternoon of music and fun in Sanders Park. Local duo The Peas kicked off the day before Chairman of the Council Cllr Caroline Spencer gave a warm welcome to all. Members of the Sanders family attended the event to celebrate the legacy of their relatives Mary Beatrice and Lucy Mary Maude Sanders who gave their land to the council so that it could be used as a park for the town. Visitors were also entertained by The Wyre Forest Big Band, The Steve Kaos Circus and Artrix Song Stars Show Choir.

In the lead up to the event the Bromsgrove Society had put a request out for photographic memories of times spent in the park. There had been a fabulous response and all the pictures were on display at the event. The Society also handed out birthday cake to the visitors on the day.


Our Online Bookstall

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A variety of books about Bromsgrove and the surrounding area is now available to purchase via our online bookstall. Recent titles include:

  • The Worcester and Birmingham Canal: Chronicles of the Cut by Alan White (2016)
  • A History of Hanbury, by Andrew Harris (2018)
  • John Corbett: Pillar of Salt 1817-1901 by Barbara Middlemass (Updated 2017)
  • Burnell of Bromsgrove (1871-1959): Yorkshire Man: Bromsgrove Musician by John R. Arrand (2018)

Plus many others about the local area, some published by the Bromsgrove Society itself.

We accept payment by credit/debit card or Paypal, using the Paypal gateway, or you can also pay by cheque.

You can browse the Bromsgrove Bookstall here.

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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In the June 2018 issue:

  • Aston Fields: A Gateway to Bromsgrove
  • Preview of the Bromsgrove Summer School
  • Book review: Barnsley Hall

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