EVENTS Bridgtown are holding their Annual Exhibition and launch of their new Bridgtown book TODAY (Sunday, 15th October) at the Bridgtown Social Club, Walsall Road. 10am – 4pm. We will be there and will be selling their new book from our Base.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday. All welcome.
REQUESTS Jenni Bond forwards a 1900 photograph of the Rev Shapurji Edalji with the St Marks Choir that includes Jenni’s grandfather, Tom Garratt as well as Billy Bullock (Churchwarden) and Joe Beard and Jenni asks for help in naming the ladies.
RESPONSES At our Exhibition we had a request from Debra who was researching her Steadman family tree starting with her g-grandfather John Ernest Steadman and our researcher Vi has now produced a tree going back to 1797 and Debra emails ‘Goodness we were so pleased when Vi showed us the research she had done since last week. We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for all the hard work Vi has done – I can’t believe that only a week has passed since we knew next to nothing. Now my mom is going to sort through old photos so we can meet up with you again so that these can be added to your archives.’
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS The Official Cricket Scorebook of Hawkins CC for the 1938, 1939 & 1940 seasons has been kindly donated by Geoffrey Sambrooke ane records all the matches and details of everyone’s scores etc.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
19th October 1967 Story of a new Karate Club with instructor, Mr David Hayward, held at the Salem Methodist School Rooms, Cheslyn Hay.
20th October 1917 Cheslyn Hay Bowling Club’s dinner and presentation of prizes, all listed.
20th October 1917 Presentation made at Messrs T A Hawkins and Sons, Old Coppice Colliery, by the Manager Mr L K Fairley, to Mr John Warburton with full details.
20th October 1917 Howard Wilkes, of Upper Landywood, was summoned for cruelty with full story.
20th October 1917 Raymond Jones and Frederick Hawkesworth, of Cheslyn Hay, in court and found guilty. Full details.
20th October 1917 Listing recommended increases in the price of the allotments.
MEMORIES We’ve had an encouraging response to our recent ‘Memories’ with stories on the fishing tackle shop as well as memories of wartime and Alan Brown contributes with comments on the ‘Memories’ column in his own inimical style.