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Housman (1859-1936),

He was born on 26th March 1859 at Housmans, Fockbury, Nr Bromsgrove,

He lived in Bromsgrove 1860-1873. The house where his family lived for many years is now a hotel - The Perry Hall Hotel in Kidderminster Road.

[Perry Hall] The front of the building outside has changed little.
He was educated in Bromsgrove, at Bromsgrove School.
[Bromsgrove School]
A statue of A.E.Housman was erected in Bromsgrove High Street in 1985

[Housman statue]

The family graves are in the Christ Church, Catshill graveyard though Housman's ashes are in the church at Ludlow.

[Family graves]]

There are four blue plaques commemorating buildings associated with him in the area. There is a Housman (1859-1936) Trail and a leaflet is available from the Bromsgrove TIC or the Society.

(If anyone would like the trail added to this page, please just e-mail me!)

Samuel Johnson (1709-84) educated in Lichfield, Stourbridge, Pembroke College, Oxford. Lived in Birmingham 1734, M in Derby 1735

Landor (1775-1864) - Estate - Ipsley Court, near Studley (now extensively renovated and home to the Law Society). Once Warwickshire, now in the urban district of Redditch, Worcestershire. Visited between 1786 and 1811. Owned by Landor 1805 onwards.

C S Lewis (1898-1963) He had respiratory problems and went to Cherbourg House in the health-resort, Malvern. In 1913 he went to Malvern College where he remained for 9 months. He then went to study with he father's old tutor, William J Kirkpatrick. Went on to University College, Oxford. J.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) 1904-1916 Often stayed with his cousins at Barnt Green, 1904 Mother buried at St Peter's Church Bromsgrove

P G Wodehouse (1881-1975) Hanley Castle & Upton-on-Severn. Called collectively 'Market Snodsbury', the village and town were the setting for many of Wodehouse's novels.
Hanley Castle
Hanley Castle, Worcestershire

Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) Born at The Laurels, Halesowen, worces. ed. Epsom College and Birmingham University. Novel, The Iron Age is set partly in Ludlow. Many of his novels use settings on Welsh border. lived in Fladbury 32-circa 45 (died in Africa), commemorated in worcester and Halesowen

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