May 2015 Newsletter

On the 13th May, a visit was made to the Imperial War Museum, Manchester by a number of members of the Society. It was a lovely day. After looking at the exhibits and history in the museum, members did their own thing. Some visited the television studios and others travelled into Manchester by tram. A good day all round.


The little chapel in Upper Landywood was visited on the same night by Pam and Gary to give a talk on Landywood Farm on behalf of raising church funds. The talk went well with the people present and was enjoyed by all.

The A.G.M. will be held at the June coffee morning. Members are specifically asked to join in the discussions re the future direction of the Society. Any members who are unable to attend and wish specific points to be raised are asked to ring Gary on 418546 or Diane on 414417.

Dave Dunham was the guest speaker at the May Coffee morning. The talk on Zeppelin raids during the Great War was very informative. Many questions were raised and showed the interest of the audience.


Preparations are well advanced for our participation at the Carnival on June 27th. It is hoped members will join us at our stand during the day.

Great Wyrley Sports and Social Club hosted a ukulele evening on May 27th. Our Society organised the speaker, Jon Baddery from Stoke on Trent. He gave a talk on the life of George Formby complete with music. An accomplished banjo ukulele player, he sang a number of songs.JOHN-BADDERY This was followed by the Aldridge Ukulele Band playing for around 45 minutes. It was a great night. After paying out artists we donated £100 to Air Ambulance. It is hoped to do it again next year as Jon Baddery has more tales to tell on George Formby.