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Bromsgrove is a small, peaceful location based in the West Midlands. Home to just over 29,000 residents, theirs is a traditional market town, one that earned a reputation for cloth and nail making throughout the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Today Bromsgrove boasts a great many sites that lure historians and naturists in particular. Amongst its biggest attractions is the renowned Avoncroft Museum. The latter boasts no less than 30 historic buildings, homes dismantled and re-located to provide a cherished, historic context. Indeed, visitors are afforded a glimpse into the way communities lived some 700 years before in what remains a priceless snapshot.
Further nostalgia is forthcoming courtesy of the local Norton Collection Museum. The life’s work of Dennis Norton – upon whom the British Empire Medal was bestowed in 2017 – the building contains local artefacts at every turn. So beloved is this landmark, residents raised funds to help trustees purchase it from the local council no less, whom they had long accused of mismanagement. Better still a recent refurbishment has revitalised this, an enduring site.
Elsewhere Bromsgrove contains two sprawling, beautiful parks in the shape of Sanders and Lickey Hills respectively, not to mention Pepper Wood – an ancient woodland packed full of scenic views as well as tree and shrub species.
Forget not also the Tardebigger Locks; a striking canal slaloming its way through the heart of the countryside and serving up plenty in the way of wildlife. For those partial to the odd boat ride, canal cruises are very much available, delighting constituents and out of towners alike!
Lovers of the arts meanwhile will be pleased to hear more than 200 performances a year are staged at the nearby Artix Theatre, a 300-seater auditorium that doubles up as a dance studio. Everything from orchestral concerts to stand up routines can be enjoyed at a venue that sprung up as recently as 2005.
Finally, locals can participate in a spot of shopping with household retailers sprinkled throughout a High Street still basking in the glow of a £2 million overhaul. Best of all perhaps, Bromsgrove boasts a selection of widely revered cafes and pubs that truly foster a sense of community.
Houseman Court is situated in the heart of Bromsgrove. Our 30-bed care home contains two separate lounges, a dining room, conservatory and garden. The home itself is neighboured by 57 apartments, each part of an independent living complex.
Laundry, chiropody and hairdressing facilities are available on site, while regular activities, including planned ‘away days’ ensure residents sample the best of Bromsgrove.
To learn more about Houseman Court click here.
St John’s Court is also based within Bromsgrove and in 2017 was rated as ‘OUTSTANDING’ by the Care Quality Commission no less.
As with Houseman Court, St John’s includes separate lounges, a spacious garden and plenty in the way of social activity. A 42-bed care home with nursing, its structure dates back to Victorian times, albeit with modern touches.
All bedrooms come complete with en suite facilities and family are encouraged to visit at any time.
To learn more about St John’s Court click here.