THE BLACK COUNTRY MEMORIES CLUB
Memories of our meeting, 29th November 2003
St. Leonard's Church P3
||It was a bit of a day for printers. We tend to
forget that Bilston did a lot of printing. Here are two
printers. On the left is Terry Cowern, who was with John
Wilkes but now runs his own printing business in Newport. On
the right is Alf Timmins who was with John Price for years.
He has written an account of his time there and we hope to have it
on the web site before long.
||And this is Arthur and Margaret Weston. Arthur
worked for more than 40 years at Sankeys and was able to give us a
great deal of help in identifying many of the photos which David
Squire had lent us. Margaret was a teacher in Bilston - as was
her mother, Mrs. Chance.|
|We had a raffle, organised by Kathy Kiely and Alma
Darby, seen here trying to get our chairman to make the draw.
There were lots of excellent prizes and we are very grateful to all
those who donated them.
||Here are more members and friends inspecting Sandra's
wedding photos display ...
||... and that's Reg Aston on the left and Tom Larkin in
||More people having tea and a chat, including Sandra and
Reg, George Philpott and Olive Topliss and her son, Peter. On
the table is Olive's photograph of local volunteers setting off for
the Boer War.
||We had had a remarkably good day, so let's end this
report with this panel from the bridge just behind the
church. It seems to be about what the Club is about.
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