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Formed 1982

  Programme 2014
The Society meets on the first Tuesday of each month between April and November with each meeting starting at 7.30pm at the Methodist Hall, Green Lane, Blythe Bridge unless published otherwise.
Guests are most welcome and are encouraged to join the Society.
We publish a monthly Newsletter covering a wide variety of local and national historical topics.
Members undertake projects throughout the year to further an interest in preserving our local and cultural heritage including an archaeological dig during the summer months.
For further details please contact the Secretary;- Lev Wood
e.mail;- or alternatively by telephone on 01782 388241.
Programme 2014
  April 1st Grandma was a Suffragette with Barbara Andrew.
The fight for female suffrage during the early part of the 20th century.
  May 6th Headlines and Deadlines with Geoff Browne A look at how our local papers have responded to major incidents, how they are published and how they can get it so badly wrong
  June 3rd Pits and Pots of Old Longton with Phil Rowley. A gentle stroll along Uttoxeter Road to view how things have changed since this road was the hub of the local pottery and pit industry.
  July 1st Historical Checkley Village with Clive Smith and Margaret Johnson.
A walk around the historical local village including a visit to the 13th C St. Mary’s church.
  August 2nd/3rd 100th Anniversary Commemoration for the Start of the Great War;
Publication of our own research booklet plus other activities to be announced
  August 5th Lots of Pots with Lance Bates. An insight into the history and development of the humble chimney pot with the owner of the only national chimney pot museum and foremost local authority of the subject
  September 2nd Next stop Van Diemen’s Land with William Cawley. An alternative view to a long holiday to Australia with reference to local people who took up the option of transportation ‘down under’.
  October 7th The Legend of the Stones with Shaun Farrelly. The myth and magic that surround the building and use of pre historic stone circles. A must hear for the pre historian.
  November 4th Staffordshire soldiers of World War I with Steve Booth. To commemorate the centenary for the start of the Great War hear how Staffordshire men responded to the call to arms!  
NB the above represents a provisional programme to be confirmed March 2014.
Committee Members
  Chairman Secretary Treasurer  
  Mr. Barry Harvey Mr. Levison Wood Mr. Levison Wood  
    Cheadle Road    
    ST11 9AX    
    Tel: 01782 388241