Take a journey up the Lickey incline with postcard presentation

First published in Local

THE Lickey Hills Society is hosting an illustration presentation of picture postcards from throughout the 20th century.

The talk, which is being given by Edwin Gumbley, is entitled ‘Bromsgrove, the Lickey incline and the Lickey Hills – Pictures all the Way’ and will showcase the area as it changed throughtout the 20th century.

The presentation takes the form of a virtual journey by train, beginning with a visual wander around central Bromsgrove, before moving on to the station at the foot of the Lickey incline, and looking at some of the steam engines that were used on the incline, before following the tracks to Blackwell and Barnt Green.

In the Lickey Hills there are postcards passing through Cofton Woods and onto Bilberry Hill, before showing off Rednal and the tram terminus, crossing Beacon Hill, and finally settling in Rubery village.

The presentation is taking place in the Trinity Centre at the top of Rose Hill on Monday, January 20 from 7.30pm.

The event is free to members of the Lickey Hills Society, or £1.50 to non-members, and refreshments will be made available.

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