1st JUNE 2019

WE HAVE A TEAM MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 5th JUNE . ALL ARE WELCOME. UNFORTUNATLEY, THE LAUNCH OF THE NEXT BOOK WILL NOT NOW TAKE PLACE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES AND ITS NEW LAUNCH DATE WILL BE DISCUSSED THE MEETING. MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW OVERDUE IF YOU WISH TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE BRIDGTONIAN COULD YOU…

By Bob Brevitt June 1, 2019 0

18th MAY 2019

The talk from Christine Shaw, Ex President of the South Staffordshire Beekeepers was well attended and went down well with the audience. Especially the Honey samples Christine bought with her. The talk was a general overview of the art of beekeeping and Christine held the audience with her recollections of various happenings and the life…

By Bob Brevitt May 18, 2019 0

3rd May 2019

Welcome to the redesigned Website of “Bridgtown & District Local History Society”.Thanks go to Soeli Thomas, Webmaster for the refresh.We can now go ahead and keep you all updated on the comings and goings of the Society.I am still getting to grips with the new setup so I apologise if it looks a bit odd…

By Bob Brevitt May 3, 2019 0

TONY BIBB 1941 – 2019

Sadly  passed away on the 22nd January 2019. Tony suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a debilitating lung condition. TONY WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY AND A TEAM MEMBER UNTIL ILL-HEALTH INTERVENED. HE SHALL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM AT THE SOCIETY. R.I.P. TONY Funeral service is at St Saviours…

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2018

31st DECEMBER 2018 LAST DAY OF YEAR AND HOPE YOU’RE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO AHAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. A BUSY YEAR HAS PASSED, WE ARE MISSING THOSE WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US, BUT WE HAVE (AND ARE) DOING OUR UTMOST TO HONOUR THEIR MEMORY AND CARRY ON WITH DOCUMENTING AND BRINGING THE HISTORY…

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2017

24th SEPTEMBER 2017 It is with great regret that we report the passing of Mr Willi Schaefer, a long standing member of the Society, on September 8th 2017. He worked at Elliot & Lucas for many years  including as a Director.His funeral will be at Bushbury Crematorium, West Chapel  at 3,00pm on 27th September 2017.…

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Talks, photos & more 2016

PUBLICATIONS :  BRIDGTOWN RECOLLECTIONS. Since the last upgrade the latest book has been published. David Williams & John Devey have worked hard to produce a different type book. It still contains a good number of photographs but it focuses on the recollections of a number of former residents to illustrate how the village has changed…

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3rd MAY 2016

STAFFORDSHIRE MAY DAY DISPLAY AT CANNOCK CHASE MUSEUM On Sunday 1st May 2016 the Society, along with other Local History Groups was invited to the Staffordshire Day Exhibition at The Museum of Cannock Chase. David Battersby, Catherine Page & John Devey prepared a series of photographs and Tools from our archive denoting the Edge Tool…

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April 2016

24th APRIL 2016 Dedication of Leighton & B.R.A.G.  Garden in North StreetDespite the inclement weather many people turned up to witness the Dedication of the garden now known as the Leighton Garden – commemorating Dora & Jim Leighton who both did much for the village and also remembering the Bridgtown Residents Action Group who helped…

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