Was it an ‘Outrage’?

Time passes quickly. It seems like yesterday that we were participating in the village carnival. Since then, we have

* continued to increase the audience sizes at our monthly coffee mornings,
* participated in the Cheslyn Hay annual exhibition day and, most significantly,
* an audience of more than 200 people attended an address given by Roger Oldfield at the Performing Arts High School on the horse-maiming scandal.

Roger had been the author of two previous books on the scandal and has undertaken further research which unearthed more interesting features. The result has been a splendid new book ‘Outrage’ which was available for purchase, with author signature, at the evening event on October 18th. The entertainment was supported by the Chase Choral Society and thanks are gratefully afforded to everyone, including the School P.T.A. for making it such an enjoyable evening.

This picture shows Roger during his address.

On October 21st, Rebecca Jackson gave an enlightening talk on the archives at County Records Office in Stafford to more than 50 people at the October monthly coffee morning. It surprised many attendees to find out what a rich tapestry is held on the heritage of our village.

Did you hear Tony Newell talking to Carl Chinn on his WM radio show on 17th October? We’ve since had enquiries from as far afield as Chicago and Australia about the Society. Do you have relatives or acquaintances in far-flung locations who you feel might like to hear about the Society?

We are planning ahead. Our library of photos continues to grow. We still welcome more contents and in line with requests from a number of members, are pressing ahead with another objective. We have been asked to produce a ‘photo album’ type of document. This is in its early stages of development and will be keenly priced.

The Royal British Legion is planning a program of activities to enable the village to enjoy St. Georges Day in 2011. The Society is pleased to support the Legion with its efforts and will fully participate in the days events. More details will be provided as they are finalised. Our aim is to launch our ‘photo album’ to coincide with the St. Georges Day celebrations in the village.

We look forward to meeting up at future meetings and could we add a final footnote. Please tell us what you feel about the Society? What is good? What could we do better? Do you have anyone who you would like to be a guest speaker? Please let us know whatever you feel about anything to do with the Society and we are only as good as the contributions we receive and the feedback we get. Many thanks.

One thought on “Was it an ‘Outrage’?

  1. I am not from Great Wyrley, however have live here for 5 years. Wherever I have lived I have been interested in the local history, and would love to learn more about how Great Wyrley was established,and what was here before.

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