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Memories of our Meeting, 13 September 2003
"Sport and Recreation" P2

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Next in line, Kath Kiely shows her extensive display of local life to the Mayor while Jim Speakman looks on.  The Mayor must have found our meeting of interest.  He stopped and chatted at every display and stayed an hour and a half. Kath Kiely shows her extensive display of local life to the Mayor while Jim Speakman looks on. Then there was the local artist, Raymond Whitehouse.  He is seen here with our President, Trevor Genge, and our Secretary, Alma Darby.  We are all very keen on Raymond's delightful water colours of local canal scene and we hope he will find a publisher for them. Raymond Whitehouse.  He is seen here with our President, Trevor Genge, and our Secretary, Alma Darby. 
Derek Simpkiss with Barbara Richards and Sylvia Horton In the corner at the front of the hall was Derek Simpkiss with his collection of memorabilia of cock fighting.   Long ago this was a favourite sport in the Black Country.  Derek has accumulated one of the country's finest collections relating to this sport.  He is talking to Barbara Richards and Sylvia Horton.  Sylvia Horton, Kath Kiely and two members In the opposite front corner the raffle was being organised.  And very successfully too.  Here Sylvia Horton, Kath Kiely and two members conclude a sale of tickets.  We are very grateful to everyone who gave prizes - and to those who bought tickets!
Trips to sporting and recreational occasions were not complete without a packet of sweets.  Kath Kiely and Frank Sharman had gathered together many old fashioned sweets, from Ha'penny Spanish to Coltsfoot Rock. many old fashioned sweets, from Ha'penny Spanish to Coltsfoot Rock. John Hughes's display came next and, as always, John had many beautifully produced pictures of local scenes. John Hughes's display
Pam is discusssing the exhibits with the Mayor.  This was Pam Hughes' remarkable display of memorabilia of the Bilston Operatic Society, whose annual productions at the Grand are a great feature of local life.  Pam is discusssing the exhibits with the Mayor.  Frank Sharman had a display about sport and recreation, mainly in Wolverhampton Lastly along the wall, Frank Sharman had a display about sport and recreation, mainly in Wolverhampton.  He hopes to inflict his conclusions on this matter on this web site in due course.  Bad luck! The display included a lot of enamel badges from Dunstall Park horse racing and Monmore Stadium speedway.

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