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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: 11 Oct

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The Road to Bristol

charabanc

by Society Member, Michael Fisher

An illustrated guided tour by charabanc from Birmingham to Bromsgrove. We shall be leaving from outside the Compania Sansinena de Carenes Congeladas, meat importers at No 1 Bromsgrove St, Birmingham, travel through the suburbs of south Birmingham, then following the tram to the Lickeys and on to the Golden Cross Bromsgrove High St.

Tea and coffee will be available.

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For our November meeting on the 8th we have "Extending Your Research Before 1837" by Mike Sharpe. Note the date in your diary!

 

WWI 100 Exhibition

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The Worcestershire World War 100 project, being run by Worcestershire Archives, is planning an exhibition for 2018.

The exhibition will be displayed at various locations around the county and will be made up of objects donated by local people specifically for it.

If you have articles to contribute, or to find out more, contact:

Claire Cheshire, The People's Collection: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or see the website: www.ww1worcestershire.co.uk

 

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.

 

Latest Bromsgrove Briefing

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The September 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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Forthcoming Events

The Road to...

October
Tuesday
11

Speaker: Mike Fisher



Research Before 1800

November
Tuesday
08

Speaker: Mike Sharpe



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