Great Wyrley Local History Society November 2019 Newsletter

We had a very interesting talk from Phil Griffiths on the history of coins. Coins are found from ancient times and from many countries, including India, China, Greece and, of course, the Roman Empire.

The Byzantine Empire minted many coins including those of Justinian 11, see below

Bridgtown’s Open day has been postponed until the New Year. Don’t have a date yet but will keep you posted.
The Memorial Stone will be unveiled on 8th April, more details to follow.
————————————————————————————————————— The centre will not be open on the fourth Thursday in December. Hope to see you next year.

We had a good day at our Annual Event on the 16th, Bridgtown and Cheslyn Hay History Societies were in attendance also The Museum of Cannock Chase.

Members of the Committee holding copies of our new book, sitting on the big deck chair loaned by ICON, for which we thank them.

Our friends from the Museum with Mr Punch.

Mr Punch was made and kindly loaned to us by John Palmer

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 – 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