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Vesta Tilley by Ray Sturdy (Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 7.45 p.m.)
The story of the life of Vesta Tilley who rose up from nothing to become the highest paid music hall and theatre entertainer of her age. Her success was brought about by ability and hard work. She remains an inspiration for what can be achieved with a determination to succeed in life.
The April 2015 issue of Bromsgrove Briefing is now available. Mike Fisher previews this month's meeting and presents a round-up of the latest genealogy news, including his experiences in using DNA testing. Click here to download.
You can read previous newsletters in our archive.
Bromsgrove BMSGH is pleased to release a new transcription from the Bromsgrove parish records.
The Bromsgrove Lowne of 1723 is the first entry in 'The Church Wardens Book 1723'. Lownes (or Lewnes) were used to raise money for the parish by taxing property/land owners. The money was paid by the owner or very often by a tenant, the amount of the payment relating to the supposed value of the land and/or property. The parish is split into 'yields', of which there are ten starting with the Town Yield (itself split in two parts). This document will be of interest to both historians and genealogists.
The 2014 editions of two local history magazines are available:
The Findmypast website has released death records from Bromsgrove School. This limited set of 195 records mentions deaths of people associated with the school over the period 1899-1945, including in the Boer War, WWI and WWII. The collection is part of its 100-in-100 campaign, to release one hundred datasets in one hundred days.
The records can be searched from the link above (registration may be required).