January Newsletter 2015

imageCas Bailey was the speaker at the January coffee morning. She joined the Police at 17 and remained in the Force until retiring. She gave an illuminating talk of serving in Walsall over the years and was extremely funny relating what was then normal but would not happen in today’s politically correct world.



The December coffee morning was a social session where members were able to enjoy a film about various facets of activity in the community during the last year. The picture below shows members attentively watching the contents. Thanks are gratefully given to Brian Mills for his professionalism and support composing and producing the film.

The scheduled speakers for the February and March coffee mornings are Alan Preston on Crabtrees and Alan Rose on pub signs respectively. Ray Franks made significant contributions to our book ‘Great Wyrley – Reflections over the years’. It included detailed work with Gary and Ray has recently confirmed his withdrawal from the Management Committee. Our condolences went out to our Management Committee colleague Tony Newell upon the sad loss of his wife, Sandy, in January. Thanks are also sent out to the many members who attended the funeral at Stafford. Further work continues on updating and re-establishing the Photo Index. It is hoped it will be up and running in the February / March timeframe. The Tom Parsons i.e. Uncle Tom artefacts, as presented by, and reviewed with, Andy Parsons at a Society coffee morning have been accepted into the County Museum at Shugborough. They will be catalogued in the near future.

Community News
Wyrley Wesley Chapel is holding a Mini-Market on Saturday 21st March from 10.30 am to 12 noon. A Friday Lunch Club is held monthly at the Community Centre. It includes a 3 course lunch and entertainment for £5 per person. To book, please pop in to the Parish Office in the Community Centre, Landywood Lane. Bookings taken up to 12.30 on the Wednesday before the lunch date. Future dates are Feb 27th, March 20th, April 24th, May 15th, June 26th, no luncheons July and August, Sep 25th, Oct 23rd and Nov 20th. For further information, please call the Parish Council office on 414768.

A reading group is taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at the Community Centre. For further information, please call Gail on 410563 or Diane on 414417.

Summary – Events Calendar

19th – Coffee morning (Alan Preston)
27th – Lunch Club @ Community Centre

3rd – Reading Group @ Community Centre
19th – Coffee morning (Alan Rose)
20th – Lunch Club at Community Centre
21st – Mini-market at Wesley Chapel