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Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook Historical Society - March 2014

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: April 10, 2014

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WE COMMENCED our new Season's programme at the Historical Society on April 1st.

The Society meets on the first Tuesday of each month between April and November with each meeting starting at 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall, Green Lane, Blythe Bridge, unless published otherwise.

Guests are most welcome and are encouraged to join the Society.

The society publishes a monthly newsletter covering a wide variety of local and national historical topics.

Members undertake projects throughout the year to further an interest in preserving local and cultural heritage, and as the latest project associated with the Great War nears completion, the society looks forward to new challenges ahead.

Please join us and become part of an exciting team of local history enthusiasts.

For further details please contact the Secretary Levison Wood Senior by email: bloreheath59@yahoo.com or alternatively by telephone on 01782 388241.

Programme 2014

June 3 - Pits and Pots of Old Longton with Phil Rowley.

A gentle stroll along Uttoxeter Road to view how things have changed since this road was the hub of the local pottery and pit industry.

July 1 - Historical Checkley Village with Clive Smith and Margaret Johnson.

A walk around the historical local village including a visit to the 13th C St Mary's church.

August 2/3 - Blythe Bridge Forsbrook and Dilhorne Remembers. Publication of our own research project' Lest We Forget' plus other activities to take place in Blythe, Forsbrook and Dilhorne over the weekend.

Details announced closer to the Centenary for the start of the Great War

August 5 - Lots of Pots with Lance Bates.

An insight into the history and development of the humble chimney pot with the owner of the only national chimney pot museum and foremost local authority on the subject.

September 2 - Next stop Van Diemen's Land with William Cawley.

An alternative view to a long holiday to Australia with reference to local people who took up the option of transportation 'down under', willingly or otherwise.

October 7 - The Legend of the Stones with Shaun Farrelly.

The myth and magic that surround the building and use of pre historic stone circles. A must hear for the pre-historian.

November 4 - Staffordshire soldiers of World War I with Steve Booth.

To commemorate the centenary for the start of the Great War, hear how Staffordshire men responded to the 'call to arms!'

Guests £2.50, members £1 on the night plus small annual seasonal fee.

NB the above represents a provisional programme to date and subject to change. For details contact the Secretary.

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