Our third year at the Castle Bromwich Remembrance Club. Good food with good company.
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
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.
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.
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.
Members’ visit & guided tour of Blakesley Hall, and See walk around Old Yardley Village. Fri 17th July.
See the Gallery for photo’s.
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.