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 working hard on various projects. The indexing of our archives is an ongoing task not made easier by illness and a shortage of volunteers with computer experience. Preparations for the upcoming exhibition and our annual book and Bridgtonian quarterly all have taken its toll on the team. It is hoped that the Bridgtonian will be ready for the Exhibition, but unfortunately the book will not be ready until our November Event, the Slide/music display of the 1977 flower festival presented by our friend Ron Darby. This will start at 10am to midday on Wednesday 20th November at the Community Centre .
9th May 2013
Please note there is a change in the events calendar. Due to illness the North Street Talk by Dave & Dec has had to be postponed. However, Cheslyn Hay History Society have stepped in and Peter |Cadman will give a talk on the History of Cheslyn Hay over the last 2,000 years. It is hoped that the North Street Talk will be given by Dave & Dec in July.
4th April 2013
Could you please note a change to our AGM date , it is now being held on wednesday 24th April at the Bethel Church starting at 10.00 am and all members are welcome.
28th March 2013
This is the time year we need to renew our membership. The fees are the same as before at Â£5.00 per annum. If you cannot get to our events or see any of the team you can post a cheque made out to â€œBridgtown & District Local History Societyâ€ to : Bob Brevitt, 4 Windsor Rd, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, WS6 7EN .
27th March 2013
We lost a founder member of the Society this last week and a staunch Bridgtonian in Mr Hilton Baugh. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
20th March 2013
I hope some of you have noticed the new Notice board on the corner of North Street and Union Street. This is a joint venture between the Parish Council and this Society. We have half the space and the Council, the other half. This was generously provided with monies from the Conduit Trust, the Parish Council Fund, The Pritchard Group. We are in the process of inviting all parties to join us to â€œcommissionâ€ the Board.