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AMBLECOTE HISTORY SOCIETY
 PROGRAMME 2018

All events are held at the Ruskin Centre, Wollaston Road, Amblecote unless otherwise stated. 7.15 for 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, £3.00 on the door.

For bookings and more details of TOURS, contact Helen Cook 07975 765 554 or helenjoy.cook@btinternet.com

January 10th Richard Westcott – ‘ Confessions of a Pantomime Dame’
A light-hearted look at the role of a Pantomime Dame.

February 14th Geoff Tristram – ’40 Years Watching Paint Dry’
A local professional artist of 35 standing years tells his story.

March 14th Graham Fisher MBE.  - ‘The Whitehouse Cone’
The Story of the Whitehouse Cone, the site of the new Glass Museum.

April 11th Max Keen – ‘ The History of Dudley Castle’
Max reveals the history of Dudley Castle in his own inimitable style.

May 9th Andrew Lound  ‘ The Odyssey of Tommy Atkins’
A performance telling the story of the Great War through the eyes, and letters, of a British ‘Tommy’.

SATURDAY June 2nd Guided Coach Tour of Wiltshire with Brian Draper MBE.
Cost £26.00

WEDNESDAY July 4th An evening’s guided tour of Himley Hall, Himley, Dudley DY3 4DF. Starting at 7.30pm. Meet in the courtyard car park at 7.15pm, located up the main drive, over the little bridge and through the gap in the yew hedge on the left.
The tour is approximately two hours. Cost £7.50

For bookings and more details for the above tours, contact Helen Cook 07975 765 554 or helenjoy.cook@btinternet.com.

WEDNESDAY August 8th An evening’s walk, around Historic Amblecote Holy Trinity Churchyard with Nick Baker who has some fascinating historic and humorous stories of prominent local people who are buried there. Meet on the car park by the Church hall in Vicarage Road, Amblecote DY8 4JA, for a 6.30pm start. 

September 12th Ned Williams – ‘A Quarry Bank Adventure’
A one-off talk looking at the work Ned did with Mount Pleasant Local History Group, the way we dealt with Quarry Bank’s relationship with Brierley Hill and what we made of Amblecote?

October 10th. Jim Wall – ‘The Past Beneath Your Feet’
Jim Wall, secretary of Bloxwich Research and Metal Detector Club, will be talking about the archaeological finds he has helped unearth in the North Midlands.

November 14th Nick Baker – Studley Court Military Hospital in WWI. A history of the Red Cross Voluntary Hospital located in what is now Mary Stevens' Park in Stourbridge, betwen 1914 and 1919.

December 12th  Christmas Social – An evening with local interest.
Includes seasonal refreshments.