Archive for April, 2014

The prize dedication, 10 December, 1888.

The prize dedication, 10 December, 1888.

The Cats Whiskers charity shop gets an old book – Read about P Roobotham and the Bloxwich Sunday Morning School…https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/walsall/cats-whiskers-and-the-bloxwich-boy/

Ernest's attests, 3rd May 1915 (National Archives)

Ernest’s attests, 3rd May 1915 (National Archives)

The story of Ernest Thomas: singer, baker, father and son… https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/wyrley-landywood/the-harrisons-club-great-wyrley-war-memorial-history/harrisons-fallen-introduction-and-ernest-thomas/

The Harrison's tablets, unveiled in July, 1921

The Harrison’s tablets, unveiled in July, 1921

Read the story of the Harrison’s Club war memorial tablets; planning, unveiling and eventual re-siting …..

https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/wyrley-landywood/the-harrisons-club-great-wyrley-war-memorial-history/

Cannock War Memorial, Market Place

Cannock War Memorial, Market Place

Ever wondered how war memorials come about? – Well, read the story of the Cannock War Memorial, from planning to unveilling – and finally to changing…

For James Garrett Watson and his mother, Charlotte.

https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/cannock/the-story-of-the-cannock-war-memorial/

Boundaries of Little Wyrley, 1718

Boundaries of Little Wyrley, 1718

A 1718 description of the meares and boundaries of the manor of Little Wyrley – it describes features, such as old oak trees, which have been cut down, so it may refer to a fossilised medieval landscape….https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/other-places/the-boundaries-of-the-manor-of-little-wyrley-1718/

A Leap of Faith

Posted: April 3, 2014 in Family History, Mysteries
The dedication to Guy Peirson in 'The Drummer's Coat'

The dedication to Guy Peirson in ‘The Drummer’s Coat’

Have you ever flicked through an old book in a second-hand bookshop or at a charity shop and found a dedication written inside, with names and a date, and wondered just who they were? If so, then this story is for you… https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/articles-other/a-leap-of-faith/

The first part of a three-part history of the Walsall Imperial: Built in 1868 as the Agricultural Hall, it has been a corn exchange, public venue, concert hall, theatre, cinema, bingo hall and finally a Wetherspoon’s pub…https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/walsall/the-walsall-imperial-1/

The Imperial, 1899

The Imperial, 1899