THE LATEST edition of the history magazine The Bromsgrove Rousler has been released.
This is the 30th year the Bromsgrove Society publication has been produced and this one features seven articles across 44 pages.
Among them are The Forgotten Needlemakers of Bromsgrove and Stoke Prior by Richard Churchley, Bromsgrove Races by Jenny Townshend, The Remarkable Will of Thomas Hawkes, Army Accoutrement-Maker by Madge Vaughan and The Sad Story of Eliza Giles, a Lunatic Pauper by Pam Jones.
There is also The East Worcestershire Election, April 1880 by Quintin Watt and Jenny Townshend, Up the Ramp by Gill Povey and As told to me by Ruth Wallis nee Rea, My Great Aunt.
The Bromsgrove Races, which were held on the town’s racecourse where the Asda car park is today, features on the front cover.
And the Up the Ramp sees Gill tell the story of her father’s livestock transport business, with tales of a young lion, lambs going to church and animals escaping in the High Street.
There is even a connection with ‘The Archers’ and Rush Farm at Stockwood between Hanbury and Inkberrow.
Editor Jenny Townshend said she and the contributors were very pleased with the latest edition and there had been a great response to it.
“We have had a lot of positive feedback and interest, particularly about the article by Gill Povey.”
The Rousler is available for £2.50 from several town centre stores – WH Smith, the Oxfam book shop, Foto Factory and Smart Ideas.
It can also be bought from Banner Foods, Array Fruit Farm, Stoke Prior Post Office, all local garden centres, Kennedy’s Hardware, Rubery, and Grace Cards and Books at Droitwich.