14th FEBRUARY 2019
THIS MONTHS TALK IS ON 28th FEBRUARY 2019 AND IS A TALK ABOUT “THE LIFE OF FRED DIBNAH”, THE STEEPLEJACK, STEAM FANATIC AND BUILDINGS HISTORIAN. iT WILL BE GIVEN BY Dr. JOHN WILCOCK, PRESIDENT OF THE STAFFORDSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL GROUP. IT WILL BE AN INTERESTING TALK. FRED ACTUALLY BROUGHT DOWN A COUPLE OF CHIMNEYS IN THE ROSEMARY TILERIES WORKS IN COPPICE LANE.
3RD JANUARY 2019
Hope you ALL had a good holiday and are ready for what 2019 has to offer.
THE NEXT EVENT IS THE “CHAT’N’CHAR” ON THURSDAY 10th JANUARY 2019 AT THE USUAL TIME & PLACE.
DECEMBER 2018 CHAT ‘ N ‘ CHAR
Coming This Thursday 25th October 2018
7th OCTOBER 2018
THE EXHIBITION YESTERDAY WAS AS SUCCESSFUL AS PREVIOUSLY WITH ALMOST 300 THROUGH THE DOORS. THANKS GO TO OUR EXHIBITION TEAM FOR A FANTASTIC JOB. MORE LATER.
THE NEXT EVENT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU IS THE “CHAT’N’CHAR” ON THURSDAY 11th OCTOBER AT THE SALEM, 10am TIL NOON. THE TITLE FOIR THE TALK IS “BANISHED TO AUSTRALIA” FROM OUR OWN PETER CADMAN.
THE NEXT EVENING EVENT IS A CHANGE TO THE PROGRAMME. PAUL BEDFORD & ALAN BROWN ARE GIVING A PRESENTATION ON “COALFIELDS TO BATTLEFIELDS”. PAUL HAS WRITTEN A BOOK ON THE LOCAL MEMORIALS AND ALAN IS COMING OVER FROM FRANCE WHERE HE NOW LIVES..
23rd SEPTEMBER 2018
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE DISPLAY WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING OVER THE PAST YEAR AND MORE . SEE THE POSTER AND BE THERE !!!
DATES FOR EVENTS, TALKS & CHAT’N’CHAR OCT 2018 to APR 2019
The Annual exhibition will be held on Saturday 6th October 2018, at Pinfold Lane and we hoping to have a display of photographs from the 1990s. If anyone has any interesting pictures of that decade, that we could borrow, we would be very grateful. We will scan the originals to use in our display so there would be no damage to your photos. If you can help, please ring Malcolm Podmore 01922 410021 or 07794418295
31st MAY 2018
26TH APRIL 2018
1st APRIL 2018
NEXT EVENT : 12th APRIL 2018 – CHAT’N’CHAR
29th MARCH 2018
For this month’s talk we have an Official guide Mr. Rod Lewis of the National Memorial Arboretum. He will tell us about the Traumatic Events in World War 1 when soldiers accused of desertion were summarily executed. Many of these men were later found to have suffered from what we now know as PTSD. It was then known as shell shock.
This was not a good memory of our war time history but it is a story that must be told.
THE RE-ARRANGED CHRISTMAS CHAT ‘N’ CHAR IS ON THURSDAY 11th JANUARY 2018.
ROGER HAS KEPT THE ITINERARY AS CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL AS POSSIBLE. THEREFORE : DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOU PENNIES TO SPEND ON THE PENNY SALE.
ALSO THERE WILL BE MUSIC AND OTHER HOLIDAY ITEMS TO BE CONFIRMED.
You can become a member for only £5 per year, please contact Trevor McFarlane 01922 414772, Trevor.cheslynhayCHAT’N’CHARhistory@talktalk.net
The talk for October is “RENOWNED LOCAL PEOPLE” with DEREK DAVIS O.B.E.
It is this coming THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER 2017 Commencing at 7.30pm.
The talk includes information on one of the villages own performers
Mr. Mons Perchant who was a regular act at Music Halls around the country.
Bridgtown & District Local History Society
“A Walk into Cannock” by John Devey
Here’s a link to a video made, for the Commission, by TV Actor – Hugh Dennis.
The Society are getting involved with the commemorations and further posts will be made as we decide on events.