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Exhibition and Christmas Party
24th November 2004
Springvale Social Club, Millfields Road

The catering staff at the former Bilston Steel Works Social Club had set out a marvellous buffet for us and this soon disappeared under a crowd of people.
 
David Fitgerald Plummer, Gerald Hanrahan, John Elwell and Jon George. While the buffet is served other members relax with convivial chat, among them David Fitgerald Plummer, Gerald Hanrahan, John Elwell and Jon George. Harold PearsonBlast Furnace Manager, Harold Pearson enjoys a half pint in the bar. 

Harold was hoping a few former workmates might be in attendance. He met the France family, who bought with them family photographs taken at the Steel Works many years before. Harold was able to identify various people on photographs.

Long time members Margaret & Arthur Weston enjoy a pint of the local brew while Alma looks on. Arthur was a Supervisor at Joseph Sankey's Bankfield Works whilst Margaret taught at local schools at St. Edward's, Bilston and Stowlawn Primary.  Margaret & Arthur Weston A group pose for an Express & Star publicity shot, including Trevor Genge, Alan Bickley, Barbara Presland, Sylvia Horton, Alma Darby, Kath Kiely and Sandra Aston A group pose for an Express & Star publicity shot,
Trevor Genge and friend Our worthy President, Trevor Genge, takes special care of a small friend he gained in the raffle. Many thanks to all those who gave prizes and who organised the raffle. Sandra Aston Sandra Aston looks through some of Kath Kiely's photographs in a quiet moment in the lounge.

But meanwhile everyone was moving into Springvale's large room for the rest of the afternoon's proceedings.

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