2014 Events

19Feb

The History of pottery

Speaker: John Christopher

Wednesday 19 February 2014 at 7.45pm at St. Mary's Church Centre, The Village, Kingswinford, DY6 8AY

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26Feb

The Power of Balance: Avery’s and the Great War.

Speaker: Andrew Lound

Wednesday 26 February 2014 at 7.30pm at The Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ

This presentation prepared as part of the Great War Centenary Commemoration looks at the war from the point of view of W&T Avery Limited at Soho Foundry. Many of its employees volunteered to fight; many were in reserved occupations as Avery’s produced vital material for war. With exclusive access to the Avery Archive it is a presentation that will shed a new light on the famous firm. Accompanied by music, sound effects and rare film. .

19Mar

The History of Dudley Castle

Speaker: Max Keen

Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 7.45pm at St. Mary's Church Centre, The Village, Kingswinford, DY6 8AY

Max will cover the history of the castle from 1071-1932. .

26Mar

The Earl of Dudley (1835-1885) Hero or Villain?

Speaker: Dr Trevor Raybould

Wednesday 26 March 2014 at 7.30pm at The Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ

Thwarted by the blizzards of January 2013, last year’s President attempts again to reveal the role of perhaps the most influential man in the 19th Century Black Country. .

23Apr

Who Wrote the Shakespeare Sonnets?

Speaker: Ben Alexander

Wednesday 23 April 2014 at 7.45pm at St. Mary's Church Centre, The Village, Kingswinford, DY6 8AY

An intriguing question, hopefully Ben will entertain and educate you with the answer. .

23Apr

Stage Coach Inns to Indian Cuisine: A History of Fast Food in the Black Country 1800-1970

Speaker: Dr Samantha Badger

Wednesday 23 April 2014 at 7.30pm at The Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ

Former local college lecturer Sam considers the changing eating habits of the inhabitants of the Black Country over the last two hundred years. .

21May

Subject to be confirmed

Speaker: Dr Chris Upton

Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 7.45pm at St. Mary's Church Centre, The Village, Kingswinford, DY6 8AY

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19Jun

AGM and Buffet

Speaker: John Sparry

Wednesday 19 June 2014 at 7.45pm at St. Mary's Church Centre, The Village, Kingswinford, DY6 8AY

Bound to be an entertaining evening with John doing the speaking. .

Details of other events will be added as they are notified to us.

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