Our New Style Open Day

Hope you enjoyed our ‘Open Day’ on 22nd October 2022, at our Centre, The Senior Citizens Centre, Broadmeadow Lane. Previous years, before Covid, we held our open days in join with Cheslyn Hay & District Local History Society’s Open Day. This year we decided to branch out on our own and held our own History Open Day. We find now we can’t put on a big show like we used to do. We’d like to, but there isn’t enough of us to do it. So we choose to minimised the day to something we could manage.

It was a great success and every one that came loved it. We met new and old friends, people near and far came to join in on our day. On display at our Open Day we showed photos from the Jubilee parties, that were held across the village. The burial records and photo cupboard were also opened up for viewing, it proved a great success.

I hope you all had a good time with the Jubilee, that weekend was great and then Queen Elizabeth II passed away. It is hard really to think she’s gone, she’s always been with us. But now we have a new monarch, King Charles III. Will be great to see what he brings to the throne. We can now look forward to his Coronation next May, but it still remains a funny old sort of a year. We had some bad news at the beginning of October with the passing of John Palmer. He gave talks to us on the ‘History of Punch & Judy’ and ‘The Art of Marionettes from Abroad.’ John was in his 70’s when he died, our condolences to his family. (His story will be in the spring edition of our magazine).

Hopefully our heating bills won’t be too crippling in 2023, so on behalf of the Committee we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

We shall be having an outing 2023. so we’ll keep everyone informed.

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