Great Wyrley Local History Society – October 2019 Newsletter

We had a very interesting talk from Mary Bodfish who told us about Edward V11 and his many lady friends.
These included Lillie Langtry, Lady Randolf Churchill, Daisy Greville, and Alice Kepple to name a few.
Despite his playboy image Edward proved to be a greater success as monarch than expected. He was the first constitutional British sovereign, and the last to wield effective political power.

We have 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 £100,000, which is to be raised nationally.

We attended Cheslyn Hay’s Annual Exhibition, it was a very impressive event, and it was great to see many of our members braving foreign lands! Well done Chesso’s!

Two more “unknowns”, can anyone put names to
these holiday makers?

Future Speakers

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
July 16th – Food glorious food Kath Reynolds

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Bob Quarmby, on 10th November. He was a member of the committee for a short time, until his illness. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.