November 2015 Newsletter

A main feature of the Society Great War project was completed on 11th November when the digitised cemetery burial records were handed over to the Parish Council.

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The pictures show 1) Kath Williams, Chairman of the Parish Council receiving the digitised records from our Secretary, Diane Tolley and 2) the Society team with Gavin Williamson, our M.P. at the event. Also in attendance were Fred Pritchard, our Society Hon. President, the Chairman of South Staffs Council, Parish Council members and members of the public. It started a hectic period for the Society.

nov15-coffee-morningOn 19th November, a very informative and entertaining coffee morning was held. The address was given by Bob Williams outlining the aims and objectives of the Hatherton Canal Trust and their on-going efforts and achievements. The picture below shows Bob in conversation with members

Our annual event / open day was held on November 21st at Harrisons Sports and Social Club. A sizeable audience enjoyed the varied displays around the main theme of ‘Cradle to the Grave’. Special thanks to the Museum of Cannock Chase for participating and providing exhibits plus Daz Butler from Cheslyn Hay Society for his specialism and skills with the digitised burial records display. Colleagues from Cheslyn Hay and Bridgtown Societies are also thanked for attending and their enthusiastic support.

nov-open-dayOur new book ‘Our Village’ was also launched at the Annual Event / Open day and our picture shows Diane and Trevor awaiting prospective buyers at the event.