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Bromsgrove is a small, peaceful town 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 18th and 19th centuries.
Today Bromsgrove boasts a great many sites that lure historians and naturalists in particular. Amongst its biggest attractions is the Avoncroft Museum. The latter boasts no fewer 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 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. A recent refurbishment has revitalised this 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.
Tardebigge Locks lies on a striking canal which slaloms its way through the heart of the countryside, serving up plenty in the way of wildlife. For those partial to the odd boat ride, canal cruises are very much available, delighting locals and out-of-towners alike!
Lovers of the arts will be pleased to hear that more than 200 performances a year are staged at the nearby Artrix 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 in 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.
St John’s Court is based within Bromsgrove and we are proud of our rating of 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.
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. Friends and family are encouraged to visit at any time.
To learn more about St John’s Court click here.