Christmas Dinner 2016

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Our third year at the Castle Bromwich Remembrance Club.  Good food with good company.

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Society is bowled over

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At our talk in April, on the History of Pottery, we all made a shape which portrayed an interest.  Albrighton Pottery put these into a mould to make this  weatherproof bowl.  It will be raffled in our next meeting

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Secretary ‘retires’

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After 5 years service to the Society, Karen has stepped down as secretary.  Our Chair, Audrey, presented her with a bouquet from the members. Karen continues to be active in the Society, as Vice Chair.  We wish her well.

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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 

A “mystery object” no longer

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Thanks to Tom Burke, the object is the ornamental pool of Amberley Preparatory School, in the former Ward End House.

Tom referred us to Robert Darlaston’s site, where there is an excellent account of the school’s history and personal. See A brief history of the area.   

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.

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