About Us

Bewdley Historical Research Group (BHRG) was formed after a few people, passionate about Bewdley’s local history, did a pilot research project and then wanted to continue. For much of its life, Bewdley Historical Research Group met at the home of Charles and Angela Purcell, the number of members being limited by the space in their house.

Mondays during term time saw folk beavering away on different projects, pursuing some aspect of local history that interested them. The results of our hard work have been published in over twenty occasional papers and books, click here to find out more about our publications.

We are a research group. We hold a vast database of historical information which we are currently in the process of digitising. Members research areas of Bewdley’s history which is of interest to them, or member can support the group with the care and digitisation of our collection. We now meet together once a month and in between meet in small groups in people’s homes to research different aspects of Bewldey’s history.

An important part of the Bewdley Historical Research Group’s work is to deal with enquiries e.g. the history of a house or who your Bewdley ancestors were. The area covered is Bewdley itself and also Ribbesford, Dowles, and Wribbenhall; the original manor of Bewdley also included Far Forest. For more information about Bewdley’s vast history please click here.

We are a charity, so do not charge for our services, but donations to help continue our work can be made by clicking here.

If you want more information on any of the Group’s books and occasional papers before deciding to purchase, please contact us.