GWLHS – Newsletter January 2019

Our thanks to Lesley Flint from the Museum of Cannock Chase for an interesting talk. It bought back memories of miners, coal fires and toast done by the fire on a cold winter’s day.
A reminder that the centre is open every fourth Thursday for anyone to come and look at our records, photographs, or just for a cuppa and a natter.
We are always on the lookout for your photographs we can copy them and return them.

Does anyone recognise any of these children? It was taken on a trip to London 1985. They must be in their forties now!!
After putting the photo on Facebook, we managed to get most of the names.
L-R: David Walton, Frances Bedford (Nee Wiggin), ?, Jonathan Edwards, ?, Darroll Wheatley, Helen Cooper, ? , Dawn Boulton (Nee Kendrick).


This bill is for the wiring of the organ at the Jacobs Hall Lane Church in 1954.

This was inside the brochure for the opening of the new organ on 29th April 1954.

Unfortunately the church was destroyed by fire on the night of the 2nd –3rd of May 1984, thought to be an electrical fault.

Did you see Great Wyrley on the Great Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo? Our Paul Ford did a grand job, although only a small portion of what was filmed, was actually shown on the programme.
There will be a full report and photographs of the day it was filmed in the Summer Magazine.
We were asked not to publish any comments or photographs until the programme had aired.

2018 was a Great Year

Last year we attended St Georges day at Harrison’s in April. We held a day trip to see the Terracotta exhibition in Liverpool in June, we held a Black Country evening at the Senior Citizens in September, Cheslyn Hay we visited in October and Bridgtown in December at the Bethel Church, in between those two we held our Annual Day at Harrisons to commemorate the end of the Great War, and by and large it was a good year all round.