February Newsletter

Melanie Williamson, from the Museum at Shugborough, gave a very enlightening talk on the history of shoes. She also talked about the history of the Lotus Factory, and brought with her a display of the equipment and tools used in shoe making.
From this month the Senior Citizens centre is open on the third WEDNESDAY of every month, for members to view our archives, photographs and other ephemera. Last month 14 people attended, some helped archiving some documents, others did their own research.
We are open from 10.30 until 1.30, it is very informal, and you can just come for an hour if your time is limited.

The coach trip to Tutbury is now full. We have started a ‘reserve list.’ It was decided that we would ask Lesley to perform as Mary, Queen of Scots.

According to our records this photograph is of Great Wyrley Secondary Modern in 1959, on a school trip to the Wedgewood Factory. Can anyone give us some names?

We have in our archives a book entitled “A short history of Wesleyan Methodism at Wyrley”, printed in March 1925. It gives the history of the chapel that was on the corner of Benton’s Lane and Gorsey Lane, before the one on the Walsall Road was built.

The speakers for the next three months coffee mornings are:-
March – Dave Battersby – The history of the Conduits
April – Rachel Cooksey – Spies, Lies and Aliens
May – Lee Timmins – Highwaymen