||This is St.Mary's church, next door to where we met
at Holy Trinity Social Club. We often start
these reports with a note of the weather and you can see
that it was a fine and sunny Spring day, with the
flowering trees and shrubs doing their best.
||Inside the hall, preparations were under way early.
Reg Aston gets instructions on the technicalities of
Henry Metzger's tv and video set up.
|Reg had already set up his display of photos about
Education In Bilston. Here are three of the boards
||... and here are two more boards and large display
folders containing even more photos - but you can't
really see them for Eric and Wynn Woolley and other
||Just one of the photos - this one of special
interest because it shows Holy Trinity School, which had
been in the hall just next to the hall we were in.
||And, of course, tea had to be ready. Megan and
David Fitzgerald-Plummer make sure it is.
|Here are some tea cups. Your reporter thought
that this was quite a nice photo, so he put it in here.
||On arrival members set about a nice cup of tea,
dispensed by Kath Kiely.||
Barbara Presland and Bill Pope check everybody in - and
it did seem to be everybody, as the room was full. In
fact 107 people were counted in
||Various educational stereotypes were wandering
around: the headmaster appears from his study with
a cup of tea; and a scruffy schoolboy stops tearing the
place up for long enough to have his photo taken.
|At the more respectable end of the spectrum John
Workman and John Goalby get the world organised.
||Barbara Presland sells raffles tickets to the
assembling throng. ||