Newsletter from the History Group

The following articles report on some of the recent activities of the History Group.  Click on the article to read more.

On 14th October, the Group organised a repeat visit to the King Edward’s School WW1 exhibition to see their updated display focussing on the Battle of the Somme and the 52 Old Edwardians who were killed there. For those who missed the visit the article gives dates when the exhibition is open to the public by prior appointment.

On 13th November there was an  Armistice Day Commemoration at Brandwood End Cemetery to remember in particular those who died in the Somme campaign, including 2nd Lt Alabaster who is commemorated on the St Mary’s memorial.

The Group recently heard of an interesting  photograph of 2nd Lt William Furse in a photoframe , discovered by visitors from America, who intend to donate it to the Group when they visit the UK next year.


A report on the visit to the National Memorial Arboretum  at Alrewas in June2016 and other recent activities of the History Group can be viewed here (click to read).


St Mary’s Churchyard Project

The St Mary’’s Churchyard Heritage and Access Project is carrying out a survey of the memorials in St Mary’s churchyard, recording findings and investigating family histories.  If you are interested in joining the project, contact Becky Greenhill, Project Manager or the church office on 0121 449 2243.  Project newsletters are available to download from the Benefice website at .

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