On the evening of Wednesday 27th November Broadway Museum and Art Gallery took yet another step forward in its mission to make the Museum truly reflective of its community.

The artefacts and panels in the newly opened Broadway Room tell the story of aspects of Broadway: how the parish worked to set up its own Fire Brigade between 1895 and 1898; how Sydney Russell turned the Lygon Arms from a run down beer hall into a fine Country House Hotel when he bought it in 1904; the remarkable story of HMS Broadway’s role in the capture of the naval enigma machine, an act which may well have shortened the second world war by two years. Do come and see for yourself. The buzz in the room on the evening was fantastic.

The opening night was a special night for the Trustees to thank local residents, Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority chiefs, and the representatives of organisations who had generously shared their information to enable the project to go forward. A second night is planned on 19th December for volunteers, friends and Benefactors, without whom the Museum and Art Gallery would not be able to function.