January 2016 Newsletter

Mac Joseph
Mac Joseph

Even though it was a very cold morning,  the January coffee morning was very well attended, Mac Joseph gave a very interesting presentation and talk about ‘Birmingham, ‘Then and Now’. This bought back many memories – especially from the “overspill” members.

Grade 1 listed building No 17/19 Newhall Street

We are organising a trip to Tutbury Castle, on Tuesday 24th May, the cost will be about £20. We would like numbers and a £5 deposit by the March meeting. Places are limited.
The trip will include the coach to Tutbury, soup and a roll for lunch and a talk by Lesley Smith.
Lesley performs such diverse roles as Margaret Thatcher, Nell Gwynne, Elizabeth 1 and Mary, Queen of Scots. Please see Pam or Diane for further information.

We received a charming letter from Nigel Govier of the Salvation Army thanking us for the donation of £65 following the auction in December.

elderly-coupleDoes anyone recognise this elderly couple?
We are always on the lookout for photographs, from any era.
We are not printing them all, we have over 5 thousand and storage is becoming a problem. We are copying any we are given (or lent) and storing them on the computer.

writingIn our archives we have a visitors book from Gilpins dated 1947, there are many interesting entries, from as far afield as New Zealand, Canada, the Ivory Coast.

The February coffee morning speaker is Melanie Williamson on ‘The History of Shoes’.

In March Dave Battersby is giving a talk on the Conduits