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.
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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
Great Wyrley Local History Society
Its Annual event is on SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2017
AT HARRISONS SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB, WHARWELL LANE
FROM 11.00am TIL 4.00pm
The Theme this year is “MINING”
EVENTS LISTING 2017-18
COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION LIVING MEMORY PROJECT
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission are remembering the losses at the Centenary of the bloodiest 141 days of WW1 at the Battle of the Somme. It all began on 1st July 1916.
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.