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We’re postponing all meetings until we are able to use ¬†the Fire Service community room. ¬† Keep safe & well.

Book: Ward End from Ancient Times to the Present Day.

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Anyone know where you can buy a copy of: GOVIER, K. (2010) Ward End from Ancient Times to the Present Day. Overpool Neighbourhood Forum, Birmingham?

Hope you can help.

Catherine Chattock Ward – Hodge Hill

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Mike Walpole wrote: “Do you have anything about Catherine Chattock Ward.¬†¬†A memorial to the Lees family which contained her name, and address of Hodge Hill, Castle Bromwich, was re-discovered in Coleshill church recently.”

Lees facility of Bacons End
Lees family board in Coleshill Church


Any comments/feedback welcome

A Mosley & Son

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Anyone know anything about A. Mosely & Son, plumbing contractors, Ward End or likely cistern manufacturers?  If so, please contact us.  Thanks.

Kynnersley Family of Ward End Hall

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Steven Hunt has asked if any of  our members have researched them.   None have, but his findings can be found here.    Many thanks to him.

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


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. ¬†¬†