We had a very entertaining morning with Michael Taylor, a retired schoolteacher. He taught at Walhouse School, in Cannock, for many years, he told of the imaginative ways children wrote their essays.
The old Walhouse School
We haveÂ received a letter from the C.H.A.P.S National Mining Memorial Committee, telling us of their project to provide a national permanent memorial to commemorate the men, women and children who worked in the mining industry. The cost is an astonishing Â£100,000, which is to be raised nationally. I have the letter if anyone wishes to read it. I have copied the flyer and there is one on each table.
Our book will be launched at our Annual Event on the 16th November at Harrison’s in Wharwell Lane. Our theme this year is “Holidays”, if you have any photographs or memorabiliaÂ from past holidays that we could borrow we will be very grateful.
TheseÂ are two photos from a large amount from Ray Franks, the children are at a carnival, no names, no date. We have no information at all from the photo of the men.
Future Speakers and other events
October 17th The King’s Loosebox Mary Bodfish
November 16th Annual Event at Harrison’s
November 21st Coins P. Griffiths
December 19th Christmas Social
January 16th Scandalous Women Janis Lomas
February 20th History of Lichfield
March 19th Dukes & Duchesses of Sutherland Steve Booth
April 16th To be arranged
May 21st History of the Co-op Ned Williams