Great Wyrley Local History Society May 2019 Newsletter

Duke of Sutherland

We had a very enjoyable morning with Steve Booth, his talk about the Duke of Sutherland was very enlightening, I had heard of “the clearances” in Scotland, but didn’t realise the impact they had on the ordinary people. I hope to arrange for Steve to come again in the New Year.

The mill stone has been moved from Eric Pritchard’s house to the Scout and Guide building. The larger of the stones weighed more than two tons.

The centre is open every fourth Thursday, when anyone can come and look at the photographs, maps, documents etc. or just come for a coffee and a natter.

This photograph is of Walsall Road School 1947, the teachers are Mr. Hollins and Mr Lowe – no other names, can you help?

We have two books in the pipeline, Paul Ford’s is about the men who served in WW1, and whose names are on the gates. This is hoped to be finished by Spring 2020. The society’s, we hope, will be published in time for sale at the Annual Event in November.

Future Speakers and other events
June 20th AGM and (Ten Year) Birthday Bash
June 27th Trip to Warwick Castle
June 29th Carnival
July 18th Old Trades Sue Bray
August 15th Old Hall Tableware Nigel Wiggin
September 19th Slip of the Pen Michael Taylor
October 17th The King’s Loosebox Mary Bodfish
November 21st Coins P. Griffiths
December 19th Christmas Social