Great Wyrley Local History Society December 2019 Newsletter

We had a great morning on the 19th December..

Mince pies and cakes were handed round, together with either sherry, prosecco, tea or coffee.

Fred and Alf, once again, dressed up for the occasion. Tony did a great job getting money out of us poor pensioners.

Once again we must put out a plea for stories for the magazine. How did you come to live on the village? Have your family always lived in this area?

Our new book ‘History in the Making’ is now on sale price £10. A good read for these dark and dismal days.

A short message from our leader!


At our Christmas Coffee Morning we held our annual charity auction, the members present voted on which charity we should support with any money raised and as it was close to Christmas it seemed appropriate to nominate the Salvation Army. On Christmas Eve, Diane, Trevor and myself paid a visit to Cannock Citadel and met Lydia Bartlett who was a captain within the organisation, we spent some time talking about the movement and duly presented her with a cheque for £200, naturally she thanked us on behalf of the Salvation Army, and we was happy to know it was going to be used in the local area, so thanks to all who came to the Christmas party and donated to a worthy cause.

January 16th – Scandalous Women Janis Lomas
February 20th – History of Lichfield
March 19th – Dukes & Duchesses of Sutherland Steve Booth
April 16th – Nostalgic Films John Coley
May 21st – History of the Co-op Ned Williams
June 18th – AGM and John Palmer
July 16th – Food glorious food Kath Reynolds