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Bromsgrove Road, Hunnington 1975

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Bromsgrove Road, Romsley

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Dayhouse Bank, Romsley

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Hunnington Station

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Bluebird Toffee Factory, Hunnington

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Romsley Sanatorium

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Romsley School

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St Kenelm's Church, Romsley

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Vincent's Houses, Hunnington

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Vincent's Toffee Factory, Hunnington

Memories of St Kenelm's C.E. Primary School

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For the one hundredth anniversary of St. Kenelm's C.E. Primary School, Romsley in 2015, past pupils and members of staff were invited to contribute memories of their time at the school. Their recollections have now been published as a series of articles. You can read them here.

Court Rolls of Romsley 1279-1643

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Wednesday 13th September was a very auspicious day for the Romsley and Hunnington History Society. It was the day the book, Court Rolls of Romsley 1279-1643, edited by Matthew Tompkins, was launched. Many members of the Worcestershire Historical Society, who published the book, and members of Romsley and Hunnington History Society gathered in the Church Hall to celebrate the occasion.

Matthew Tompkins gave a talk explaining how it took him 10 years to transcribe and translate the rare Court Rolls of Romsley, which remarkably had survived for over 300 years. Fortunately, he had modern technology in the form of a digital camera to help him, but his task was by no means easy. The result is the very interesting book, which gives an insight into the lives of people living in Romsley over 700 years ago.

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Local Events

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service is organising Worcestershire Archaeology Day 2017 on Saturday 4 November. This popular annual event will feature talks on archaeological news and projects. Talks this year will include the big dig at Broadway, Ridge & Furrow, Palaeolithic Worcestershire, Fascinating finds and Eastham Bridge & Crossings. Book here.

For other local events, see the latest What's on in Worcestershire calendar produced by Worcestershire Local History Forum.

Tribute to June Humphreys

JUNE HUMPHREYS (1927–2016)

June smJune Humphreys, a longstanding member of the Society and its former secretary, died in April 2016. The Society offers the following tribute.

June was born in 1927 in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, the daughter of William and Hannah Wilson. She was 12 years old when the war started. She remained at home with her family throughout the war, unlike many others from her school who were evacuated.
The disruption of war restricted the opportunities for education that she would have liked. She took commercial classes at Skerry's College in Liverpool and became proficient in shorthand and typing, skills that she put to good use throughout her life. She found her first job with a leading firm of Liverpool solicitors at the age of 15.
After the war she began a pen-friend correspondence with a young man called Eric from the Lake District who was then serving in the army in Egypt. Two years later, when Eric returned to England in 1948, they met for the first time, both aged 21, and they soon fell in love.

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