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Welcome to the Midland Ancestors group covering Bromsgrove and surrounding areas of north Worcestershire from Kidderminster to Kings Norton and Redditch. This site also co-hosts the Stourbridge Branch of Midland Ancestors (formerly BMSGH).

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Next Bromsgrove Group Meeting: 10 July 2018

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Visit to Greyfriars, Worcester

Greyfriars

Greyfriars was built 1n 1480 by a wealthy merchant. It became a home to wealthy families up until the 17th century and in 1699 a baker purchased the lease and divided the house into two. It became a mixture of homes, shops and businesses for the next 200 years. Trade varied and included clothing, hats, bread, leather goods, umbrellas and china riveting. Over the years buildings were added and extended including 10 cottages in the back yard. The property was threatened with demolition several times before being transferred to the National Trust in 1966.

Entrance is free for National Trust members and £5.10p for Non-members. Pre-booking is essential - please contact us if you wish to attend and have not yet put your name down.

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Please Note:- there will be no meeting in August

For our September meeting on the 11th we have "Darling Elizabeth" by Mary Bodfish. Note the date in your diary.


 

 

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).

 

Latest Bromsgrove Briefing

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The June 2018 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.

 

BMSGH is now Midland Ancestors

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BMSGH has been restyled as Midland Ancestors. The new name reflects the changing needs in the family history market and is part of a wide-ranging revamp to create a family history society for the 21st century. See the new Midland Ancestors website, www.midland-ancestors.uk for further information.

Bromsgrove Branch will now be known as the Bromsgrove Family History Group within Midland Ancestors. It will continue to cover the ancient market town of Bromsgrove and surrounding areas of north Worcestershire, from Kidderminster to Kings Norton and Redditch. The web address remains unchanged for the time being as www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk. The site will also continue to co-host the Midland Ancestors' Stourbridge Family History Group.

 

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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Forthcoming Events

Visit to St. Thomas' Church, Stourbridge. Guided tour

June
Tuesday
19

Our visit takes place after...



Visit to Greyfriars, Worcester

July
Tuesday
10

Group visit, pre-booking...



40th Anniversary Celebration.- Booking Essential.

July
Tuesday
17

A celebration to mark 40...



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