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Volunteer with Warwickshire Bytes

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We are inviting people to get involved with online indexing of documents held at the County Record Office, starting with court depositions from the 19th and early 20th century. No prior knowledge is necessary and full support is given.
Another aspect is Warwickshire in 100 objects and stories. We are asking people to contribute objects and stories to the Our Warwickshire website so we can create a People’s History of the county.

If you would like to find out more, we are visiting Atherstone Library on Friday, 1st February between 10.30 am and 1.00 pm.  We will also be holding events at Leamington and Nuneaton libraries.
Contact the Bytes team at bytes@warwickshire.gov.uk

Ward End Scouts more…

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Ward End Christian Spiritualist church was a meeting place for cubs and scouts early in the 1900’s I believe. In fact in the 80s, I think there might have even been some kind of plaque or photos in there.

Ward End Scouts

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From a website enquiry. Does this help?

“I used to go to a little church on Wall Bank Road. It was a little wooden hut that used to be used by scouts/cubs in the area before it became a church.”


Ward End Scouts history: can anyone help?

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We've just had this enquiry:

Hi I am the Explorer Scout Leader at 34th Birmingham Scouts meeting at Rogers Road, I am trying to trace the history of the scout group which I believe was started in 1909 somewhere near St Margarets Church. I am hoping one of more of your members will be able to help me with background information about the area please.

If so, please contact us




Ward End Fire Station Fun Day – Sat 29th July

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Ward End Fire Station Fun Day

We plan to be there,  hope to see you.

Heritage Open Days at St Margaret’s Church

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The Unity Hubb is hosting open days on the last Thursday of the month, 1100-1600,  until March 2017.   Please see their Heritage Open Day flyer.   Contact the Trust 

WW1: Remembering local servicemen

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Until further notice, Ward End Library is displaying Audrey Ryan’s research into the stories behind the names on rolls of honour  in Ward End, Washwood Heath, and Saltley.  Go along and have a look.  See also Audrey’s presentation from St Margaret’s war memorial.


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WW1: Rembering the fallen of Saltley, Washwood Heath, and Ward End

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The Society and Ward End Library, hosted a display, mostly by Audrey Ryan, of the stories of these servicemen.  It was well attended with some 46 visitors.  There was a lot of interest, discussion, and memorabilia. Thanks to Saleem and Toni, from the library, all attendees, and especially to Audrey, for her work over the past two years.