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AMBLECOTE HISTORY SOCIETY EVENTS 2017

Meetings are held in the Lehr Studio at the Glasshouse Arts Centre, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, DY8 4HE - Starting at 7-30 pm

INDOOR MEETINGS JANUARY TO MAY

Wednesday 18th January AGM - Dave Berry - 'A Day in Court'. A lighthearted look at experiences in court.

Wednesday 8th February - John Butterworth - 'Editing the Black Country Bugle'. This is the only weekly nostalgia paper in the country. How it started, the characters and some of the amazing stories we have covered; and how we have reunited people after years apart.

Wednesday 9th March - Andrew Lound - 'Titanic, the Midlands Connection'. Over 70% of the Titanic's interior was manufactured in the Midlands. Based on his own research, Andrew tells the story of the Midlands industrial work on the ship and the fate of local passengers. The talk will be presented with Andrew in White Star Line uniform.

Wednesday 8th March - David Taylor - 'Where did the Nail Makers Go?'. David explores the decline of the handmade nail-making industry in the second half of the 19th century and its effect on the people of Wombourne.

Wednesday 10th May - Graham Fisher MBE - 'A New Home - The White House Cone'. Graham Fisher, a respected expert on all things glass, talks about the exciting new museum and heritage development at the former White House Glassworks.

OUTDOOR MEETINGS APRIL TO JULY

Please contact the Society for more detailed itinerary, costs, meeting times and bookings (Helen Cooke 01384 395034)

Saturday 1st April - WW1 TRAINING GROUNDS ON CANNOCK CHASE.
A guided tour by coach with David Dunham and Geoff Longmore. Visiting Brockton Camp and Practice Trenches - A Great War Hut - British and German War Cemeteries - German Hospital & POW Camp - The Glacial Stone...and much more.

Saturday 10th June - CANAL TOUR.
A spectacular 6 hour voyage right through the heart of the Black Country, taking in both Dudley and Netherton Tunnels, down the striking flight of locks at the Parkhead Conservation Area, Bumble Hole and the impressive Cobbs Engine House, Netherton Tunnel and up the flight of Factory Locks on the Birmingham to Wolverhampton Main Line.

Wednesday 12th July - LOCAL WALK.
Around the Withymoor area with Geoff Longmore.

INDOOR MEETINGS SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER

Wednesday 13th September - 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!"

Wednesday 11th October - Max Keen - 'The English Civil War in Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourbridge'. How did the Civil War between King and Parliarment affect these local places?

Wednesday 8th November - Ray Sturdy - 'The Real Dad's Army'. True memories of our wartime Home Guard.

Wednesday 13th December - Mary Bodfish - 'From Christmas Past to Christmas Present'. Behind all the elements of the great festival of family and fun we celebrate today, there is a history that stretches back through the Victorians, the Tudors, the Romans and all the way to our most remote pagan ancestors.