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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Military History

The War Memorial page on this site has now been updated and only a few names have no history. Anyone who could help us update those and indeed, if somebody spots any mistakes in those already updated please get in touch with  Bob Brevitt – Contact details on the Contacts page. I feel all those…

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12 April 2016

Not a great deal to note this month. Mr David Battersby has been in the wars after a fall but has bounced back and now is as good as ever – ish. The Diary for this coming year is filling up and the next 2 events are close by.The Heritage Service at the Bethel is…

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MARCH 2016

12TH MARCH 2016 DUE TO ILLNESS, OUR SPEAKER, PETER CADMAN WILL NOT BE ABLE GIVE HIS TALK. HOWEVER, Mr BOB MEEK HAS GRACIOUSLY AGREED TO COMPLETE HIS RAMBLES DOWN NEW STREET. SO GET YOUR QUESTIONS READY FOR BOB!.PETER WILL GIVE HIS TALK LATER IN THE YEAR. 8th March 2016 WE ARE AGAIN AT THAT TIME…

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24th January 2016

Wednesday 20th January – Talk by Peter Hart : There was a full house for the talk by the Reverend Peter Hart, Vicar of Cannock about his two lives as professional footballer and Vicar. It was well received by all and the Rev. Hart enjoyed our company. We also were able to distribute our latest…

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2015

3rd June 2015 The Band concert on Monday night went very well with all who attended commenting favourably on the professionalism of the Bridgtown Show Band. There were fewer people there due to weather and a lack of advertising. The team meeting agreed to taking the concert forward and managing the publicity better. The next…

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2014

11th December 2014 A lot has happened over the last 3 months:  The Annual Event has come & gone ( very well received by all ACOUNTS), We have moved from the School evening venue for the monthly talks to the Bethel Church morning talks and we have just had our XMAS celebration which was centred on a…

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2013

6th October 2013 Apologies for the lack of news in the last 6 months but due to unforeseen circumstances I have not been able to update this site. I hope to rectify this as of now and will try to update as soon as possible when news occurs. Over the spring/Summer period we have been…

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A Brief History of Bridgtown

The earliest information describes a mill in Walk Mill Lane and this is supposed to date back to the sixteenth century, being quite close to the old Roman Road, the Watling Street.  There was also a toll-keeper’s cottage on the Walsall Road but not much besides prior to the nineteenth century.  At this time the…

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