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Learn about town’s nail history

Posted on June 03 2013 at 12:12:25

Nail maker

The Bromsgrove Society is holding its annual Summer School from July 9 to July 11.

This year they are highlighting the nail-making industry for which Bromsgrove was the world centre during the 19th century, and the programme is as follows:

Day 1 is all about timber framed buildings, with a visit to a typical local example of this building type; and the history of Bromsgrove School.

Day 2 – it’s the Vernons of Hanbury; and the origins of the local nail industry including the nailer’s cottage recently removed from Old Birmingham Road.

Day 3 – the Lytteltons of Hagley take centre stage with a tour of Hagley Hall; and the life of Midland novelist Frances Brett Young.

Further details on the courses can be obtained from Chris Nesbitt on 01527 877227 or Julian Hunt on 01296 714634 or visit http://www.bsoc.co.uk

Pictured: Bromsgrove nailer Albert Crane, 1952

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