7th OCTOBER 2018
IF YOU DID’NT COME TO THE COMMUNITY HALL ON SATURDAY YOU MISSED IT!
YES! THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION WAS ON THE 6th OCTOBER.
A GOOD FEW OF YOU BRAVED THE RAIN TO COME AND SEE US AND MOST HAD A GOOD TIME REMINISCING AND FINDING OUT ABOUT YOUR PAST FAMILY LINKS.
27th SEPTEMBER 2018
In our Events Diary we had the October Talk as “Trevor Warburton” “The Great War Camps of Cannock Chase. However, that has changed and we now have Paul Bedford(who wrote the book on Local Memorials) and our own Alan Brown (Coming over from “La Belle France”) who will give a joint talk on “Coalfields to Battlefields”. Trevor Warburton’s will now take place in the new year.
APOLOGIES FOR THE LACK OF UPDATES. DUE TO LOSS OF ACCESS (LOST PASSWORD : lost memory!)
Back to the “latest” news. There has been a lot happening since April. The two visits we had – The Terracotta Army at Liverpool and the guided tour around Tutbury Castle by none other than Nell Gwynn, were both well attended and enjoyed by the members. The subsequent talk by Tutbury Curator, Leslie Smith as Anne Boleyn (she was also Nell Gwynn) went down very well.
June’s talk by Sue Bray was interesting as she told of the life of Samuel Johnson.
In July we had a minor panic when the speaker, Tony Kelly cried off after a fire at the factory of Firmin Bros. Fortunately, Peter Cadman and I had just returned from an afternoon talk and we jumped in with a talk about the seaside !
August brought a talk by Trevor Bevan (the title of which added mystery to the talk). John is a keen cyclist and the talk was about his early cycling exploits with the local Clarion Club and then being admitted to the oldest cycling club in the world “The Pickwick Cycling Club” – Named after the Charles Dickens book “The Pickwick Papers” as the club started just months after the death of the author.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION – SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 2018 10.00am to 4.00pm
VILLAGE HALL, PINFOLD LANE, CHESLYN HAY
There is no talk in September as we are preparing for the “Annual Exhibition” on Saturday 6th October at the Village Hall, Pinfold Lane from 10.00am to 4.00pm. This years theme is “Fayres, Fetes & Festivals and will be a celebration of past years Carnivals, Wakes & Fetes including “The Gingham Girls” who will feature in our main display. There will be some ex-gingham girls on hand to explain the history and we would welcome any others who were part of that troupe as well as any other troupes from the district.
We will also have our usual photographic displays and our full collection for your perusal along with our updated database which now includes archive and newspaper articles which will be available to search at our base on Tuesdays 9 to 1 at the Salem School Room.
Our Family History Researchers will also be available to help with your genealogical questions although we cannot guarantee any deep research at the event, just a taster of our knowledge and accessible archives at the base.
Refreshments and Live music will be available as usual.
HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE ON THE 6th OCTOBER
23rd APRIL 2018
We are now coming up to the climax of our year … the Annual General Meeting. We should take care of business 7.00pm to 7.30pm and all members are welcome to attend
Those of you who are not taken by the AGM should arrive between 7 and 7.30 as we will be commencing a presentation by Peter Cadman talking about our annual trip to Liverpool and the visit to the Chinese “Terracotta Army” at the British Museum there.
The Diary of Events for 2018-19 are being distributed from today. Those on the net should find them as a pdf file on the Events page of this website.
Please Note : Those who got the early versions of the diary will find the Chat’n’char page has 2 errors – The Trip to Tutbury is on June 7th ( not the 14th) and there will be a “Normal” Chat ‘n’ Char on Thursday 14th June.
1st APRIL 2018
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!
An excellent speakers evening last Thursday where Cas Bailey gave an extremely funny talk of her 32 years with West Mids. Police. Around 38 visitors despite the rain.
Apologies for the deliberate mistake. I’ve only had one complaint but the flyer for Cas Bailey was titled “If you can’t stand the heat get out of fire!” Our Emeritus Chairman Trevor MacFarlane pointed out it should be “If you can’t stand the heat get out of kitchen!”. Out of the kitchen and into the fire I say!
IT IS 1st APRIL AFTER ALL
TUTBURY : Thursday 7th June. TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. The price of £15.00 per person will include : The National Memorial Arboretum, Branston Water Park and Tutbury Castle(including Cream Tea).
LIVERPOOL: Thursday 12th July. Ist COACH BOOKED. The price is £25.00 per person and this includes entrance to “The Terracotta Army Display” Roger is still taking names and if there are enough he will book another coach. So if you still haven’t booked please do so ASAP. as Roger will have to book extra tickets to the very popular Chinese display.
This year, due to an invite from Tutbury Castle Trust, we are having two outings.
JUNE 6th 2018 – There will be a trip consisting of a morning at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, followed by a visit to Tutbury Castle. There will definitely only be 1 coach laid on so tickets will be on a first come basis. The details will be released when known.
PLEASE CONTACT ROGER MOORE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS
2017 HAS BEEN A HARD YEAR FOR THE COMMITTEE AND RESEARCHERS . IT STARTED WITH OUR CHAIRMAN, TREVOR MACFARLANE STANDING DOWN TO BECOME SOCIETY SECRETARY AND THE INSTALLATION OF MALCOLM PODMORE AS OUR NEW CHAIRMAN. THE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN REJIGGED AND AREAS OF RESEARCH ALLOCATED TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE TO GIVE MORE STRUCTURE TO OUR STUDIES.
2018 SHOULD BE ANOTHER YEAR OF HARD STUDY, EDUCATION AND DISPLAY. WE ARE INCREASING OUR TALKS OUTPUT AND ARCHIVING WITH THE DATABASE NOW CLOSE TO COMPLETION.
WATCH THIS SPACE AS WE EXPAND.
A pleasant day at the Bridgtown & District Local History Society Annual Event
15th October saw our display at the Bridgtown Annual Event. The event, at the Bridgtown Social Club was well attended and we sold £55.00 worth of CHDLHS items. The desk was manned by Trevor & Jan Macfarlane, Malcolm Podmore and Dave Washington and we were joined by Great Wyrley History Society and the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Trust as well as the hosts. Many of the visitors were members of both History Societies as many worked in Bridgtown and all commented favourably on the Event.
2017 ANNUAL EXHIBITION A BIG SUCCESS
THIS YEARS EXHIBITION WAS AS POPULAR AS ANY WE HAVE HAD. THERE WAS PLENTY TO SEE AND DO AND THE LAYOUT WAS EXCELLENT THANKS TO THE WORK OF ROGER MOORE AND HIS TEAM.
VIEWS FROM THE EXHIBITION
A MUSICAL GREETING IN THE FOYER
RAFFLE PRIZE – CENTRE STAGE
I.T. RESEARCHER LOOKING BUSY
Along with the team members manning the various displays Thanks must be given to the Kitchen Staff who performed excellently.
Also we must thank the Cheslyn Hay Parish council people for providing the venue.