We regret to announce that with immediate effect, due to the current Covid-19 crisis, all of the Great Wyrley History Society events & meetings, are cancelled until further notice.

With now entering into Lockdown 3, We are unable to say when we will be able to open again. Until we meet again, keep safe & save at home.

Great Wyrley Local History Society January 2020 Newsletter

We welcomed Dr. Janis Lomas once again, and, although she had some technical difficulties, gave a very interesting talk about women in the past who defied the accepted behaviour of the day.

One such Lady was Lady Constance Lytton, (pictured opposite) dressed as plain Jane Warton, a disguise she used to avoid being recognised while fighting for the Suffragette Movement.

Once again we must put out a plea for stories for the magazine. How did you come to live on the village? Have your family always lived in this area? Thanks to those who have sent in stories.

The unveiling of the memorial stone will take place on the 8th April at 12.00 noon. At the Memorial Garden, Walsall Road.

This photograph is a real poser, it is obviously not taken in Wyrley, but where and who are they? They all look very smart; I don’t recognise anyone – can you help?

Our new book ‘History in the Making’ is now on sale price £10. A good read for these dark and dismal days.


February 20th – History of Lichfield
March 19th – Dukes & Duchesses of Sutherland Steve Booth
April 16th – Nostalgic Films John Coley
May 21st – History of the Co-op Ned Williams
June 18th – AGM and John Palmer
July 16th – Food glorious food Kath Reynolds


At our Christmas Coffee Morning we held our annual charity auction, the members present voted on which charity we should support with any money raised and as it was close to Christmas it seemed appropriate to nominate the Salvation Army. On Christmas Eve, Diane, Trevor and myself paid a visit to Cannock Citadel and met Lydia Bartlett who was a captain within the organisation, we spent some time talking about the movement and duly presented her with a cheque for £200, naturally she thanked us on behalf of the Salvation Army, and we was happy to know it was going to be used in the local area, so thanks to all who came to the Christmas party and donated to a worthy cause.