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3rd Jul, 2022

'Bromsgrove: The Story of a Market Town' - New book charts town's 1,000-year history

THE BROMSGROVE Society’s latest book in the history of the town will be launched at the Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, between 10am and 1pm next Saturday, April 9.

Bromsgrove: The Story of a Market Town has been written by well-known local historians and Bromsgrove Society members, Jenny Townshend and Julian Hunt.

Based on extensive original research, it chronicles the town’s last 1,000 years and the authors will be on hand to sign copies at the launch.

The pair present a comprehensive account of the town’s development – from a medieval settlement to a prosperous market town and industrial centre which became influential across the whole of north Worcestershire.

The 320-page hard-back book is lavishly illustrated with drawings, maps and photographs – many which have not been published before.

It will appeal to all those who know and love the town, providing an evocative trip down memory lane. The scholarly and detailed treatment will appeal to local and family historians, as well as students of economic and social history.

Bromsgrove Society chairman Jo Slade said: “The authors, Jenny Townshend and Julian Hunt, with research assistance from Pat Tansell and typesetting from Mike Sharpe, have worked diligently to produce this book.

“The pandemic stalled the process as access to research materials wasn’t available, but I am in no doubt that the book is worth the wait.”

Visit the Bromsgrove Society website bsoc.co.uk to pre-order the book which is priced £25 with £3.50 postage and packing.

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