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Welcome to the BMSGH branch covering Bromsgrove and surrounding areas of north Worcestershire from Kidderminster to Kings Norton and Redditch. This site also co-hosts the Stourbridge Branch of BMSGH.

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Next Bromsgrove Branch Meeting: 10 May

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Austin Tunnels crop History of The Longbridge Tunnels

by Neil Wedgbury, ex Austin Apprentice who worked at Longbridge for 37 years.

A presentation in digital slide form of the underground tunnels and places constructed from 1936 to circa 1962 at AUSTIN Longbridge mainly during the WWII period. The reasons why, construction methods, places, uses and current status are discussed. The organisation of wartime Longbridge, its protection and what was manufactured for the war effort are also looked into.

Tea and coffee will be available.

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For our June meeting on the 14th we have "An Introduction to Heraldry" by Ralph Brocklesbank. Note the date in your diary.

 

Latest Bromsgrove Briefing

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The April 2016 issue of Bromsgrove Briefing is now available. Mike Fisher previews this month's meeting and presents a round-up of the latest genealogy news. Click here to download.

You can read previous newsletters in our archive.

 

Bromsgrove Lowne of 1723

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Bromsgrove BMSGH is pleased to release a new transcription from the Bromsgrove parish records.

The Bromsgrove Lowne of 1723 is the first entry in 'The Church Wardens Book 1723'. Lownes (or Lewnes) were used to raise money for the parish by taxing property/land owners. The money was paid by the owner or very often by a tenant, the amount of the payment relating to the supposed value of the land and/or property. The parish is split into 'yields', of which there are ten starting with the Town Yield (itself split in two parts). This document will be of interest to both historians and genealogists.

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Local Newsletters

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The 2015 edition of The Bromsgrove Rousler, local history magazine, published by the Bromsgrove Society, contains articles on Bromsgrove history and is available via local outlets or online, priced £2.50.

 

Records of Bromsgrove School

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The Findmypast website has released death records from Bromsgrove School. This limited set of 195 records mentions deaths of people associated with the school over the period 1899-1945, including in the Boer War, WWI and WWII. The collection is part of its 100-in-100 campaign, to release one hundred datasets in one hundred days.

The records can be searched from the link above (registration may be required).

 

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Forthcoming Events

History of Longbridge Tunnels

May
Tuesday
10

Speaker: Neil Wedgbury



Introduction to Heraldry

June
Tuesday
14

Speaker: Ralfe Brocklebank



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