RLHS Newsletter April 2020

Due to the Coronavirus situation we did not have a meeting in April. However, we decided that we would continue to issue our monthly newsletter to keep everyone updated and the latest edition of our newsletter is now available and can be downloaded at:http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletters/2020_2_1_April_Newsletter.pdf  (web optimized pdf file of about 400 KB)

A link to the current newsletters and to an archive of the earlier version can be found at: http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm   (link to Redditch History Society Website)

The current situation regarding our monthly meetings at the Oasis Christian Centre, along with our other activities, is unclear and we will give a monthly update in the newsletter.

There is good news, however, as Derek has worked hard to produce our new annual Redditch Heritage Matters Journal and you can view this at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/rhm_annual_journal.htm

Take care and stay safe.

Anthony Green

Secretary, Redditch Local History Society

e-mail: anthony.green@RLHS.org.uk

web: www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk

April Edition of Redditch History Matters – final monthly edition.

Hello
Just to let you know that the latest, and sadly last, edition of our Newsletter, Redditch Heritage Matters, in the current format has just been published. I hope you enjoy its contents.
You can find details explaining this change and the future publications at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/secretary/announcement_rhm.pdf

This last edition, and all previous Redditch Heritage Matters, are available at the Redditch Local History Society web site at:
http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm
where you can read it on-line or download it as a pdf by clicking the appropriate icons. We will continue to publish this area of the website which will be linked as the RLHS Newsletter archive. Please look out next month for the new style newsletter.

Your Memories
We are still looking forward to receiving your Redditch memories to publish at the October/November Forge Mill exhibition. So, a thank you for those who have responded and a reminded to those who are still writing theirs, there are just under six months left to get them completed and submitted. I am sure there are many more memories out there that members have so please get writing so we will have plenty of time to process them. Please see the RLHS website for more details.
Headless Cross May Fayre
This year’s May Fayre at Headless Cross ins on Monday May 6th. We would very much like to have a presence there but that can only happen if a few members come forward to help set, run and take down that display. Please get in touch if you can spare an hour or two that day.
Next Meeting
Our next meeting is on Monday 13th May 2019 at 2:00pm and the talk is entitled “19th Century Rogues and Murders in Worcestershire” It will be given by Vanessa Morgan. The meeting is as usual at the Oasis Christian Centre on Plymouth Road and start at 2:00 pm. Visitors always Welcome.

Regards
Derek Coombes
Redditch Local History Society

February Edition of Redditch History Matters

The latest edition of our Newsletter, Redditch Heritage Matters, has just been published. I hope you enjoy its contents. This edition, and all previous Redditch Heritage Matters, are available at the Redditch Local History Society web site at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm

Remember Your Memories Exhibition: Don’t forget we want your memories for our 2019 Forge Mill exhibition. Please visit the RLHS website at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/activities.htm   for more details.

Newsletter Contributions: Please support the Society by writing a few words about research you have done, your history in Redditch or dig out some old photographs for us to scan and publish.

Snowdrop Weekend – St. Leonard’s Church, Beoley: On Saturday 16th. from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday 17th from 1:00 to 4:00 it is the Snowdrop event at St. Leonard’s Church in Beoley. As well as coming to see the snowdrops there are Children’s activities, stalls and displays to entertain you. The Moons Moat Conservation Group will have a display there and Derek will bring along a few RLHS items as well. Entry is free but donations are welcome. More details at https://www.stleonardsbeoley.org.uk/

Next Meeting: Our next meeting is on Monday 11th March 2019 at 2:00pm.  At this meeting the talk will be given by Mike Butler and he will be continuing the story of “The Regent Motorway Coach Company”. For details of our meeting programme please visit http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/meetings.htm

 

January Edition of Redditch History Matters

The latest edition of our Newsletter, Redditch Heritage Matters, has just been published. I hope you enjoy its contents. This edition, and all previous Redditch Heritage Matters, are available at the Redditch Local History Society web site at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm

where you can read it on-line or download it as a pdf by clicking the appropriate icons.

Remember Your Memories: Don’t forget we still want your memories for our 2019 Forge Mill exhibition. Please visit the RLHS website or contact me for more details.

Newsletter Contributions: I have now run out of contributions for the Newsletter. Finding or writing new items myself is time consuming when compilation and distribution of the newsletter itself takes time each month. Please support the Society by writing a few words about research you have done, your history in Redditch or dig out some old photographs for us to scan and publish. If we can’t get a regular supply of articles to publish we will have to revert to a much simpler newsheet  or perhaps just a quarterly newsletter.

Our next meeting is on Monday 11th February 2019 at 2:00pm.  At this meeting the talk will be given by John Cartmell and he will be building upon his talk last year on Researching Your Family History

Derek Coombes, Newsletter Editor, Redditch Local History Society

December Edition of Redditch History Matters

The latest edition, and the final one for 2018, of our newsletter ‘Redditch History Matters’ is now available and can be found at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm

Of particular importance is our Forge Mill Exhibition for 2019 which is entitled “My Redditch Memories”.  We all have memories from our past. You may have been born and brought up in Redditch and have memories of your school days; your first job; what you did in your spare time; where you went shopping; a sport you played or a team you supported and probably many more topics.

You may have come to Redditch with your parents; to start a new job, or to move near your family or perhaps to retire here and you too have memories of Redditch.

You do not have to be a member of the Society to contribute. This is planned as a ‘living history’ exhibition of the town with collected stories about people and events in the town from a wide range of residents. We plan to make this a true snapshot of the town to create an important archive.

You can read more on how to contribute at http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/exhibition.htm

In view of the interest we have found on Facebook concerning pictures which we are finding difficult to identify, Derek has decided to add a regular “Where’s This” feature to the Newsletter starting in 2019. We look forward to your support.

Newsletter October 2018

The latest edition of our Newsletter, Redditch Heritage Matters, has just been published.

I hope you enjoy its contents. This edition, and all previous Redditch Heritage Matters, are available at the Redditch Local History Society web site at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm
where you can read it on-line or download it as a pdf by clicking the appropriate icons.

WW1 Centenary Commemorations
The society will be supporting the WW1 100 years Exhibition of the Fallen which also includes a tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. 1918- 2018 being mounted by Phillip Jarvis. This is being held at St. Phillip’s Church, Webheath, B97 5PD from Saturday 10th November to Tuesday 13th November. See page 7 of the Newsletter for opening times and more details.

Next Meeting
Our next meeting is on Monday November 12th, 2018 at 2:00pm. As usual it will be at the Oasis Christian Centre on the corner of Bromsgrove and Plymouth Roads. Doors open at 1:30pm. At the meeting we will have a selection of “Amusing stories and Redditch Memories” read by society members.

We are always looking for items for the newsletter. So, if you have research material, photographs or memories of old Redditch which you would like to share them with our members, please contact us. We would prefer this to be sent electronically, but if this is not convenient we can type up handwritten documents and scan photographs if necessary.

Derek Coombes, Newsletter Editor
Redditch Local History Society

Newsletter September 2018

The September 2018 edition of our Newsletter, Redditch Heritage Matters, has just been published. I hope you enjoy its contents. This edition, and all previous Redditch Heritage Matters, are available at the Redditch Local History Society web site at:
http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm
where you can read it on-line or download it as a pdf by clicking the appropriate icons.

On Saturday 15th September there is a Band Stand Event on Church Green from 12:00noon ‘til 4:00pm. The Society will have a stand there and we hope as many members as possible will support the event.

The Moons Moat Conservation Group are organising a Community Fun Day on Saturday 22nd September 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Moat site. We are looking for volunteers to man the RLHS stand that day. If you can help, even for just a couple of hours, please contact me.

The society will again be supporting the annual Apple Day at headless Cross on Saturday October 6th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Help setting up and taking down would be appreciated as well as support during the event.

Our next meeting is on the 8th October 2018 at 2:00pm. As usual it’s at the Oasis Christian Centre on the corner of Bromsgrove and Plymouth Roads. At this meeting David Morgan will give a talk entitled “An Eye on Needle making”.

The contributions barrel for the Newsletter is once again looking very dry. If you have research material, photographs or memories of old Redditch we would like to share them with our members. Please send electronically if you can but we will type up handwritten documents and scan photographs if needed.

Derek Coombes, Newsletter Editor
Redditch Local History Society

 

Newsletter August 2018

The latest edition of our Newsletter, Redditch Heritage Matters, has just been published. I hope you enjoy its contents. This edition, and all previous Redditch Heritage Matters, are available at the Redditch Local History Society web site at:

http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/newsletter.htm

where you can read it on-line or download it as a pdf by clicking the appropriate icons.

Heritage Open Day – Forge Mill
On Sunday 9th September the Friends Of Forge Mill will be hosting the annual Heritage Open Day at Forge Mill from 11:00am ‘til 4:00pm  The Society will have a display there and we hope as many members as possible will support the event.

Band Stand Event
On Saturday 15th September there is a Band Stand Event on Church Green from 12:00 ‘til 16:00 . The Society will have a stand there and we hope as many members as possible will support the event.

Moons Moat Community Fun Day
The Moons Moat Conservation Group are organising a Community Fun Day on Saturday 22nd September at the Moat site. We are looking for volunteers to man the RLHS stand that day.  If you can help, even for just a couple of hours, please contact me.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on the 10th September 2018 at 2:00pm. As usual it’s at the Oasis Christian Centre on the corner of Bromsgrove and Plymouth Roads. At this meeting Gil Barlow will give a talk entitled “The Growth of the Christian Church in Redditch in the 19th Century”.

Contributions to The Newsletter
The contributions barrel for the Newsletter is once again looking very dry.  If you have research material, photographs or memories of old Redditch we would like to share them with our members. Please send electronically if you can but we will type up handwritten documents and scan photographs if needed.

 

Derek Coombes, Newsletter Editor, Redditch Local History Society

 

Newsletter June 2018

The latest edition of our Newsletter, Redditch Heritage Matters, has just been published. I hope you enjoy its contents. This edition, and all previous Redditch Heritage Matters, are available at the  Newsletter link on the Redditch History Society website where you can read it on-line or download it as a pdf by clicking the appropriate icons.

Band Stand Event

On Saturday 16th June there is a Victorian Themed Band Stand Event on Church Green from 12:00 ‘til 16:00. Lots of activities going on including a Brass Band, Singers and a Circus Themed display. The Society does not have a stand there, but we hope as many members as possible will support the event.

Beoley Fete, St. Leonard’s Church

On Saturday July 7th it is the Beoley Fete at St. Leonard’s Church from 1.30 – 4:30. You can park at the Village Hall and there is a free minibus back and for to the Church. Tony will be there promoting the RLHS there and I’ll be there with details of the Moons Moat restoration project. Again, please support these local events.

Subscriptions & Data Protection

The new GDPR data protection legislation means we must be stricter about managing your personal data.  Therefore, if you do not re-join the society by the meeting on the 9th July this will be the last Newsletter notification you receive, and your details will be deleted from this mailing list. But all is not lost, you can re-join at any time and be added on again.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on the 9th July 2018 at 2:00pm. As usual it’s at the Oasis Christian Centre on the corner of Bromsgrove and Plymouth Roads. At this meeting we will be showing a film about Redditch Local History.

Contributions to The Newsletter

The contributions barrel for the Newsletter is once again looking very dry.  If you have research material, photographs or memories of old Redditch we would like to share them with our members. Please send electronically if you can but we will type up handwritten documents and scan photographs if needed.

 

Derek Coombes, Newsletter Editor, Redditch Local History Society

Newsletter May 2018

The latest edition of our Newsletter, Redditch Heritage Matters, has just been published. I hope you enjoy its contents. This edition, and all previous Redditch Heritage Matters, are available on this website by clicking on the ‘Newsletter’ tab, where you can read it on-line or download it as a pdf by clicking the appropriate icons. (features available varies on browser used)
May Fayre
I did not have space in the Newsletter to thank those who helped put up and run the RLHS stand at the recent May Fayre on Headless Cross Green, so thank you all. Thanks also to the members who visited the stand during the day and to those who did not make it, sorry you missed a great event. Hopefully we will see you at the Apple Day in October.
Subscriptions & Data Protection
2018-2019 subscriptions are now due. As we have mentioned, new GDPR data protection legislation means we must be stricter about managing your personal data. Therefore, if you have not re-joined the society by the meeting on the 9th July your details will be deleted from this mailing list. But all is not lost, you can re-join at any time and be added on again.
Next Meeting
Our next meeting on the 11th June at 2:00pm. As usual it’s at the Oasis Christian Centre on the corner of Bromsgrove and Plymouth Roads. The talk will be given by Ron Galivan and is entitled. “The Home Guard in Redditch”.
Contributions to The Newsletter
As always, can I ask for your input to the Newsletter. If you have research material, photographs or memories of old Redditch we would like to share them with our members. Please send electronically if you can but we will type up handwritten documents and scan photographs if needed.

Derek Coombes, Newsletter Editor