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Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove shown within Worcestershire
Population 27,633[1]
OS grid reference SO960708
 - London 119.3 m
District Bromsgrove
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district B61, B60
Dialling code 01527
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
European Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Bromsgrove
List of places: UKEnglandWorcestershire

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Bromsgrove is a town in Worcestershire, West Midlands, England. The town is 16 miles north east of Worcester and 13 miles south west of Birmingham. It had a population of 27,633 in 2001 and is in Bromsgrove District. Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... For the condiment, see Worcestershire sauce. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... “Miles” redirects here. ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... This article is about the British city. ... Bromsgrove is a local government district in the West Midlands of England. ...

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History

Bromsgrove is first documented in the early 9th century as Bremesgraf. Later in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 909 A.D. Bromsgrove is mentioned as Bremesburh. Then in the Domesday Book Bromsgrove is referenced as Bremesgrave. The Breme part of the place name is almost certainly a Saxon personal name. The initial page of the Peterborough Chronicle. ... Look up AD in Wiktionary, the free dictionary AD or ad may stand for: ad or advertisement, see advertising ad- prefix Administrative domain Air Defence Andorra, ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code Anno Domini (In the Year of [Our] Lord). This year is A.D. 2005. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Prior to 1086 Bromsgrove is known to have had a Royal chief manor, a priest and three water mills. It was an important royal vill astride to the Roman road linking Droitwich with the northern Midlands. It was at the centre of a very large parish and its church was certainly of minister status. Bromsgrove, along with all the towns in north Worcestershire, was committed to defending the city of Worcester and is recorded to have contributed burgesses to Droitwich in 1086. There may also have been Saxon or Norman fortifications in Bromsgrove, but other than in literature no physical archaological evidence remains. Look up manor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A watermill is a machine constructed by connecting a water wheel to a pair of millstones. ... The idea and function of a villa has evolved considerably since its invention towards the end of the Roman Republic. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Droitwich Spa is a town in northern Worcestershire, England. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... For the condiment, see Worcestershire sauce. ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... Burgess originally meant a freeman of a borough or burgh. ... Droitwich Spa is a town in northern Worcestershire, England. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Norman conquests in red. ...


In the Anglo-Saxon times, Bromsgrove had a woodland economy, consisting of hunting, maintenance of haies and pig farming.[2] The History of Anglo-Saxon England covers the history of early medieval England from the end of Roman Britain and the establishment of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the 5th century until the Conquest by the Normans in 1066. ...


At one time, Bromsgrove was a centre for the woollen trade, which went into decline before the 17th century. For other uses, see Wool (disambiguation). ...


The Bromsgrove Union Workhouse, on the Birmingham Road, was opened in 1838 and closed in 1948 and is in use as offices today. This article deals chiefly with the English Poor Laws covering England and Wales. ...


Nail making was introduced by the French Huguenots in the 17th century and became a thriving industry. At one point Bromsgrove was the world centre of nail making. Mechanisation quickly put the industry into decline. Look up nail in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... From the 16th to the 18th century the name Huguenot was applied to a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, historically known as the French Calvinists. ...


Bromsgrove was home for many years to the world-famous "Bromsgrove Guild", a company of craftsmen who produced many fine works of sculpture, ironwork, etc., including the gates of Buckingham Palace (whose locks are stamped with the Guild's name), the lifts on the Lusitania and the famous statue adorning the Fortune Theatre in Drury Lane. Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... A guild is an association of craftspeople in a particular trade. ... RMS Lusitania was a British luxury ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company and built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland. ... The Fortune Theatre is the name of two very different theatres Fortune Theatre, England The 20th Century Venue The Fortune Theatre located in Russell Street, Covent Garden in London, was opened in 1924 and stands on the site of the old Albion Tavern. ... Drury Lane is a street in the Covent Garden area of London, running between Aldwych and High Holborn. ...


In 1841, Bromsgrove railway works was established. It was primarily a maintenance facility but also built steam locomotives. The works provided employment for people in Bromsgrove. In 1964, following a reorganisation of railway workshops, the works closed and was demolished. The site is now a housing estate. One of the turntable pits still remains. Bromsgrove railway works was established as a maintenance facility for the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway when it opened around 1841 However it was one of the first to actually build locomotives rather than simply maintaining those provided by other manufacturers. ... One of the last mainline steam locomotives built in the UK: British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 no. ...


Major restoration of the Norman and 13th century St. John the Baptist church was carried out in 1858 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.[3] In the churchyard here are the graves of two railwaymen, Tom Scaife and Joseph Rutherford who were killed when their steam locomotive blew up while climbing the steepest mainline railway gradient in England, at the nearby Lickey Incline, on Novemeber 10th 1840. The driver and his number two died instantly. The nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave is a forerunner of the Gothic style. ... John the Baptist (also called John the Baptizer or John the Dipper) is regarded as a prophet by at least three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Mandaeanism. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scotts many church designs Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811 – March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. ... Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery (also called a graveyard, churchyard or kirkyard) is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead bodies are buried. ... Look up Grave in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... One of the last mainline steam locomotives built in the UK: British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 no. ...


St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Worcester Road was built by Gilbert Blount in 1858.[4] According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... Gilbert Blount, born in 1819, was an English architect working mostly for Catholic Churches. ...


The fish and chip shop above which Lord Lucan was rumoured to have hidden during the late 1970s has been demolished[citation needed]. Although widely available, fish and chips have become particularly popular in seaside towns. ... Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (born December 18, 1934) is the subject of one of the worlds great unsolved mysteries. ...


Governance

Bromsgrove's Member of Parliament is Julie Kirkbride. As a largely rural constituency with affluent residential areas, Bromsgrove is strongly Conservative with even more conservative seats being won in the local elections at the expense of 'other' candidates. [5] The population has a small ethnic minority. Bromsgrove has its own youth branch of Conservatives called Bromsgrove Conservative Future. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Julie Kirkbride (born 5 June 1960, Halifax) is an English politician. ... Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ... Conservative Future is the youth movement of the British Conservative Party, for members aged up to 30 years old. ...


Geography

The solid geology of Bromsgrove is that of the Triassic(late Scythian to early Ladinian) Bromsgrove Sandstone. It shows red bed facies and was probably laid down by rivers flowing through an arid landscape or in ephemeral, shallow lakes. The uppermost beds were deposited by a brief marine transgression. [6] The soil is very good for market gardening and growing vegetables due to Marl bands. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 ± 0. ... The Ladinian (also known as the Falangian) is a stage of the Middle Triassic epoch. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... The term facies was introduced by the Swiss geologist Amanz Gressly in 1838 and was part of his significant contribution to the foundations of modern stratigraphy (see Cross and Homewood 1997), which replaced the earlier notions of Neptunism. ... For the kind of film, see ephemeral film. ... In agriculture, market gardening is the relatively small-scale production of fruits, vegetables and flowers as cash crops, frequently sold directly to consumers and restaurants. ... For other uses, see Vegetable (disambiguation). ... Marls are calcium carbonate or lime rich muds or mudstones which contain variable amounts of clays and calcite or aragonite. ...


Bromsgrove has a rainfall of between 27 and 28 inches annually and the district is at a general elevation of between 200 to 300 feet above sea level.[7] For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...


Landmarks

Grafton Manor

There is a statue of Alfred Edward Housman in the high street, which was erected in 1985. There is also a sculpture of a dryad and boar in the high street. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Alfred Edward Housman (March 26, 1859 – April 30, 1936), usually known as A.E. Housman, was an English poet and classical scholar, now best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. ... The Dryad by Evelyn De Morgan Dryads are female tree spirits in Greek mythology. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Main Street. ...


Bromsgrove is home to Grafton Manor which dates back to the 13th century.[8] It has a rich history, with some historians believing it to be involved in the gunpowder plot.[8] A contemporary sketch of the conspirators. ...


Economy

In 2004, 33,175 people in Bromsgrove District were in employment, with mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity, gas and water supply, the utilities, being the biggest sector of employment.[1] Bromsgrove is a local government district in the West Midlands of England. ... This article is about mineral extractions. ... A small cinder quarry A dimension stone quarry A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extracted. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... Electricity (from New Latin Ä“lectricus, amberlike) is a general term for a variety of phenomena resulting from the presence and flow of electric charge. ... For other uses, see Gas (disambiguation). ... Water supply is the process of self-provision or provision by third parties of water of various qualities to different users. ...


Many of Bromsgrove's residents find employment in Birmingham, Redditch, Worcester and other places along the motorway network. MG Rover was a major employer of Bromsgrove residents until its collapse in May 2005. This article is about the British city. ... Redditch is a town and local government district in north-east Worcestershire, England. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced Wuh-ster) is the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ... Motorway symbol in UK, France and Ireland. ... MG Rover are the largest independent manufacturer of cars in the British motor industry. ...


Bromsgrove is still home to LG Harris Ltd, a paint brush manufacturer. Different styles of paintbrushes The term brush refers to a variety of devices mainly with bristles, wire or other filament of any possible material used mainly for cleaning, grooming hair, painting, deburring and other kinds of surface finishing, but also for many other purposes like (but not limited to) seals...


Business parks in Aston Fields and Buntsford Hill are helping to revitalise the local economy, in addition to newer developments such as Saxon and Harris Business Parks. Bromsgrove District Council is aiming to create a technology corridor along the A38 to take advantage of the area's excellent road links. A38 passing under M50 in Worcestershire The A38 is a major trunk road in England. ...


Present day

Communal Facilities

Bromsgrove is now host to a new centre for the arts, "Artrix". This is a theatre and a cinema, located in School Drive. It hosts relatively recently-released films, rock concerts, stand-up comedians and classical music concerts from Bromsgrove Concerts. Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The term, rock concert, refers to a musical performance in the style of any one of many genres inspired by rock and roll music. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... For the album by The Cure, see Concert (album). ...


Bromsgrove has a medium sized public community library situated in the centre of the town. The library offers not only books but also music CDs, spoken word, foreign language tapes and videos & DVDs for adults and children. There are 25 computers available with internet access.[9] Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ... Interference colors. ... A foreign language is a language not spoken by the indigenous people of a certain place: for example, English is a foreign language in Japan. ... For other uses, see Video (disambiguation). ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... This article is about the machine. ... Internet public access point. ...


Bromsgrove has a municipal park, Sanders Park. Facilities include: basketball, tennis courts, a skate park, children's play area and football pitches. A bonfire night is held annually with a large fireworks display and fair ground rides. Other events are held such as big band afternoons featuring bands playing in the bandstand. Categories: Move to Wiktionary | Substubs ... Sanders Park is a park located in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A skate park is a recreational area where skateboarders, inline skaters, and bicyclists can perform tricks. ... A football field is the playing surface for the game of football (soccer). ... Bonfire Night can refer to a number of occasions: St. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ...


There is a large public leisure centre and sports centre in the town called The Dolphin Centre. It has two swimming pools and a large sports hall. Numerous activities and clubs are held here, such as the Bromsgrove Swimming Club. It is maintained by Bromsgrove District Council. A Leisure Centre in the UK is a site, usually owned and operated by the county council, where people go to keep fit or relax. ... For the 2003 film, see Swimming Pool (film). ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... Bromsgrove is a local government district in the West Midlands of England. ...


Transport

Bromsgrove Rail Station (BR)

Bromsgrove is intersected by the A38, the M5 motorway borders the west side and the M42 motorway starts at the north of the town. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A38 passing under M50 in Worcestershire The A38 is a major trunk road in England. ... The M5 near J28, Devon This article concerns the M5 motorway in England. ... For other uses of the term M42, please see M42. ...


Bromsgrove railway station is situated to the south of the town. There are frequent trains to Birmingham New Street, Worcester Foregate Street and Hereford. On 4 May 2007, Network Rail announced that a new station will be built, to replace the existing structure, at a cost in the region of £10-12 million.[10] Bromsgrove railway station serves the town of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. ... Birmingham New Street could refer to: Birmingham New Street Station New Street, Birmingham This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Worcester Foregate Street railway station is situated in the centre of the city of Worcester, in Worcestershire, England. ... Hereford is the railway station serving the city of Hereford in Herefordshire, England. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Network Rail is a British not for dividend company limited by guarantee whose principal asset is Network Rail Infrastructure Limited, a company limited by shares. ...


There is also a bus station adjacent to the high street. Buses operate to a wide area of Worcestershire and the West Midlands. For the condiment, see Worcestershire sauce. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a population of around 2,600,000 people. ...


Education

State Schools

Bromsgrove schools use a three-tier education system (First School, Middle School, High School). First School is a term occasionally used in the United Kingdom for a primary school. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


Bromsgrove has 12 first schools in its district. There are five middle schools: Alvechurch Middle School, Catshill Middle School, Aston Fields Middle School, St John's Middle School and Parkside Middle School. First School is a term occasionally used in the United Kingdom for a primary school. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary/elementary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... Aston Fields Middle School is a middle school in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. ...


There are two high schools, North Bromsgrove High School and South Bromsgrove High School. South Bromsgrove is a specialist school in foreign languages and I.T, noted for its extensive use of information technology. The previous headteacher, Philip McTague, was heavily involved in political action to correct the gap in funding between Worcestershire state schools and others across the country. North Bromsgrove High School has now been classed for a specialist status in media and creative arts. North Bromsgrove High School is a High School/Sixth Form Centre located in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. ... South Bromsgrove High School (SBHS) is a co-educational comprehensive secondary school of specialist Language (2006) and Technology (1999) College status in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. ... State school is an expression used in the United Kingdom and other countries apart from the United States to distinguish schools provided by the government from public schools which are in fact private institutions. ... The specialist schools programme is a UK government programme which encourages secondary schools to specialise in certain areas to boost acheivement. ...


Private Schools

Bromsgrove is also home to 'Bromsgrove School' (founded in 1553) a private, co-educational independent school with three campuses catering for pupils from nursery to sixth-form that offers boarding facilities. Digby Jones, head of the CBI for many years, went to Bromsgrove School. Bromsgrove School was founded in 1553 and is located in the small Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove, UK. First known as a chantry school in the Middle Ages with the earliest recorded date of 1476, it was re-established as a Tudor Grammar School between 1548 and 1553. ... An independent school in the United Kingdom is a school that relies for all or most of its funding on non-governmental sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into sixth form college. ... Sir Digby Jones Sir Digby Jones LLB (hon. ... CBI is a TLA with a number of meanings, including: Central Bank of India Central Bank of Ireland Central Bureau of Investigation, India Chicago Bridge and Iron Confederation of British Industry Cosmic Background Imager China Burma India theater of World War II Caribbean Basin Initiative C.B.I. This is...


Special Schools

There are two special schools in Bromsgrove, one is Chadsgrove School and Specialist Sports College the other Rigby Hall School.


Further Education

Bromsgrove is the main site of North East Worcestershire College, better known as NEW College. NEW College has recently built a motorcycle academy with a £1.7 million grant from Advantage West Midlands, it has been extensively equipped by Harley Davidson.[11] Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HOG, formerly HDI[2]) is an American manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Sport

Bromsgrove is home to :

For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Bromsgrove Rovers F.C. are a non-League football club from the town of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ...

Attractions

Bromsgrove Museum
Bromsgrove Museum

The Avoncroft Museum of Buildings has its home in Bromsgrove. This museum includes the National Telephone Kiosk Collection. There is also another museum near the centre of town, Bromsgrove Museum. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (428x640, 86 KB) Bromsgrove Museum and Tourist Information Centre, w:Bromsgrove, w:Worcestershire, w:England. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (428x640, 86 KB) Bromsgrove Museum and Tourist Information Centre, w:Bromsgrove, w:Worcestershire, w:England. ... The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings is an open-air industrial and architectural museum located in Stoke Heath, a district of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. ...


The Worcester and Birmingham Canal runs close to Bromsgrove, it is popular for leisure activities such as walking and coarse fishing. There are several narrowboat hire centres situated in villages close to Bromsgrove. The Tardebigge lock flight, with 30 locks, is the longest in the UK.[13] The Birmingham and Worcester Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. ... This article needs more context around or a better explanation of technical details to make it more accessible to general readers and technical readers outside the specialty, without removing technical details. ... Moored narrowboats near Tardebigge, Worcestershire, England Horse drawing a narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon Canal. ... A village in Worcestershire, England, Tardebigge was once a much greater township; including much of modern Redditch. ... Canal locks in England. ... Canal locks in England. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent...


Bromsgrove is five miles away from the historic country house Hanbury Hall, which is open to the public. Hanbury Hall circa 1880. ...


Bromsgrove's nightlife scene was dominated by "Euphoria" (known to some locals as "Euph"), a nightclub featuring a mixture of styles ranging from pure pop music to commercial dance music. On 20 February 2006, Euphoria underwent refurbishing and opened 6 July 2006 under the name Aura. In 2007 it was refurbished again and was known as Love, only a few months after this refurbishment, the nightclub changed its name again to Love2Love. Popular pubs in the town centre include The Red Lion, The Golden Cross Hotel (a Wetherspoons pub), a Slug and Luttuce and the Wishing Well (formerly The Shoulder Of Mutton). A Bar called The Rousler has recently opened in the High street, taking its name from the clay figure, the Bromsgrove Rousler. Ye Olde Black Cross was another popular pub in Bromsgrove but is currently closed. The Wishing Well and the Hop Pole Inn are both well known as live music venues. Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An amusingly named pub (the Old New Inn) at Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswold Hills of South West England A pub in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada... The Moon Under Water in Hounslow J. D. Wetherspoon plc (LSE: JDW) (commonly referred to as Wetherspoons or spoons) is a British pub chain founded by Tim Martin. ... Slug and Lettuce is a pub chain in the UK - it is owned by the Laurel Pub Company. ... Inns are establishments where travellers can procure food, drink, and lodging. ...


Bromsgrove is close to the Lickey Hills, Clent Hills, Waseley Hills, and to rural Worcestershire and Birmingham. The Lickey Hills are a range of hills in Worcestershire, England, eleven miles to the south-west of the centre of Birmingham near the villages of Lickey and Barnt Green. ... The Clent Hills lie 15 km southwest of Birmingham city centre in Worcestershire, England. ... For the condiment, see Worcestershire sauce. ... This article is about the British city. ...


Town Twinning and Friendship Links

In May 1980, Bromsgrove was twinned with the German town of Gronau. A formal friendship link document was signed between Bromsgrove and the district of Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin in Normandy, France, in July 1999. Annual exchange visits are made by Bromsgrove and District Twinning Association members to each town with great success.[14] Gronau is a town and a municipality in the district of Borken in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... For other uses, see Normandy (disambiguation). ...


Twinning

Friendship Link Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Gronau is a town and a municipality in the district of Borken in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Manche is a French département in Normandy named after La Manche (the sleeve), which is the French name of the English Channel. ...

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas[15] showed that housing in Bromsgrove produced the 14th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,133 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling. Centrica plc (LSE: CNA) is a large multinational utility company, based in the United Kingdom but also with interests in North America and Europe. ... Carbon dioxide (chemical formula: ) is a chemical compound composed of two oxygen atoms covalently bonded to a single carbon atom. ...

See also: Energy efficiency in British housing.

Domestic housing in the United Kingdom is currently one of the major obstacles to achieving the 20% overall cut in UK carbon emissions targeted by the Government for 2010. ...

Notable Residents.

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Bibliography

  • Bromsgrove (Images of England) - ISBN 0-7524-1146-2
  • Glory Gone: The Story of Nailing in Bromsgrove - ISBN 0-9513525-1-2

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References

  1. ^ a b Bromsgrove Key Statistics. Worcestershire County Council (2006). Retrieved on 2007-08-24.
  2. ^ Slater & Jarvis (1982). Field and Forest. Geo Books. ISBN 0-86094-099-3. 
  3. ^ The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1968 Penguin. p109
  4. ^ The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1968 Penguin. p110
  5. ^ Bromsgrove local elections. BBC. Retrieved on 2007-05-19.
  6. ^ The British Geological Survey (1991). Geology of the country around Redditch. HMSO, 83. ISBN 0-11-884477-6. 
  7. ^ The British Association (1950). Birmingham & Its Regional Setting: A Scientific Survey. The Local Executive Committee. 
  8. ^ a b Hisory of Grafton Manor. Grafton Manor Hotel. Retrieved on 2006-01-14.
  9. ^ Bromsgrove Public Library. Worcestershire County Council (2006). Retrieved on 2006-01-13.
  10. ^ Network Rail News Releases: Bromsgrove to get new station
  11. ^ The Motorcycle Academy. Advantage West Midlands (2006). Retrieved on 2006-01-21.
  12. ^ Cowlin, John (1999). History of Bromsgrove RFC. In Touch Online. Retrieved on 2006-01-14.
  13. ^ Canals in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. BBC (2006). Retrieved on 2007-05-22.
  14. ^ Bromsgrove and District Twinning Association History and Aims. This is Worcestershire (2006). Retrieved on 2006-01-22.
  15. ^ Domestic Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Selected Cities
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The patronage of the rectory was vested in the crown till the reign of Henry III, by whom it was conferred on the prior of Worcester ; the bishop of the diocese confirmed the king’s gift, and instituted a vicarage : the dean and chapter are the present patrons.
It is generally but incorrectly asserted in topographical accounts of Bromsgrove, that coal and limestone occur in the parish, and that a singular petrifying spring exists in the neighbourhood.
Bromsgrove is situated in a highly-cultivated and richly-wooded valley.
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Bromsgrove is a town and the main settlement of the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire, England.
Bromsgrove currently has a fast growing population with its excellent links to the A38 that cuts through the town, the M5 motorway bordering the west side and the M42 motorway starting at the north of the town.
Bromsgrove was home for many years to the world-famous "Bromsgrove Guild", a company of craftsmen who produced many fine works of sculpture, ironwork, etc., including the gates of Buckingham Palace (whose locks are stamped with the Guild's name), the lifts on the Lusitania and the famous statue adorning the Fortune Theatre in Drury Lane.
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