THE ORNATE black and white timber-framed building on the junction of High Street and St John Street takes pride of place on the cover of this year’s Bromsgrove Rousler history magazine.
The property, now home to MFG solicitors, previews a piece on local architects Freddie and Mary Charles by Emily Hathaway, the Historic Landscape Officer at Worcestershire’s Archive and Archaeology Service. Freddie was an expert on the conservation and repair of timber-framed buildings and played a key role in setting up Avoncroft Museum.
Rousler editor Mike Sharpe has written ‘The Founding of the Bromsgrove Society’ ahead of the organisation’s 40th anniversary next year and there is a feature on the Bilberry Hill Gun Proof Range in the Lickey Hills which dates back to the First World War.
Leigh Walker reveals research relating Woodcote Manor House and the life of Bromsgrove’s Forgotten Poet Joseph Harrison is detailed by his daughter-in-law Pam.
The Rousler, priced at £2.95, is available from WH Smith, Foto Factory, Bromsgrove Cobbler, Coffee Two, Banner Foods, most garden centres and post offices in Catshill, Barnt Green, Blackwell and Stoke Prior.
It is also stocked at Kennedy’s Hardware in Rubery, Grace Cards and Books in Droitwich and at bsoc.co.uk where a downloadable version is available.