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Next Bromsgrove Group Meeting: 08 October 2019

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The Real War Horse by Robin Hill

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The First World War was the last major conflict in which horses played a major role. Many of these were recruited from farms and towns, given limited training, and put straight into action – just like the soldiers themselves. And like the soldiers, many did not return.

In this talk we look at the way in which the British Army assembled the vast quantity of livestock it needed, how the animals were cared for, and the tasks they were given in the European campaign – not forgetting the bravery shown by the horses, and some incredible stories of their survival.

Tea and coffee will be available.

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For our 12th November meeting we have My Churchley Family by Richard Churchley. Note the date in your diary!

 

Exploring Your Worcestershire Ancestors

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WAAS Guide

Whether you're a newcomer to family history or an experienced researcher, we all need to understand the range and types of records available to us. Every county is different, so it helps to have a well written guidebook to call on that describes the resources available. Explore the Past, Worcestershire's award-winning Archive and Archaeology Service, has produced such a guide, which provides a go-to reference for those tracing their ancestors in Worcestershire.

The downloadable 70-page research guide is the ideal starting point to discovering your family's history, wherever you are in the world. It explains how to get hold of the information you need, whether it's held in the Worcestershire collections or from other sources.

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The Builders of Bromsgrove

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Local historian Jenny Townshend has made a study of the building trades in Bromsgrove from the 17th to 19th centuries. This short, name-rich article summarizes her findings. You can download it here (as pdf file).

 

A Bromsgrove Name List

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We are publishing here a list of names provided by the author and researcher David Nokes. The list covers persons who lived in Bromsgrove or its immediate environs or persons from elsewhere who have a link with Bromsgrove, for example through marriage. No living persons are listed.

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