2023 has been a generous year for Great Wyrley Local History Society so far. Since the lockdown finished at the back end of 2021, our society has grown insomuch as if anymore were to join, they would have to bring their own chairs, as we would not have enough chairs for our Coffee Mornings. We have made new members every month since the start of the year and long may it continue.

Complimentary to our morning meetings, we hold Open Evening meetings four times a year for people that can’t get to us on the fourth Thursday, for our Coffee Mornings. We are finding this is taking off. This year we have evening speakers on two occasions. the first on Thursday 18th May 7-9pm – John Homer Black Country Tales and another on Thursday 28th September. We have a great trip arranged, which we will be visiting the Black Country Museum which is now SOLD OUT.

Hope you like our website, administered by Soeli Thomas. We are trying to use the website as a source of information, keeping you informed of what’s happening in the society. Also we are prominent on Facebook, our official page is even though there are other pages & groups on Facebook that use ‘Wyrley’ in the title, we are NOT associated with them.

We like to be present at as many events as possible in Great Wyrley, recently being St Georges Day celebrations at Harrisons Club and next will be at the Great Wyrley Carnival, on Saturday 24th June. We are eight strong, on the committee running the Society, with upwards of 80 members and more joining each month. We have given in excess of £700 to local charities over the last two years. We are constantly thinking about new ways to play our part in the community and inform people about the vibrant history of the village we live in and long may it continue.