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2016

   
 

Information Required

We are seeking photos and information on those men of the district who served in WW1.  Those that died

have been researched, although any additional information would be welcome, and are looking to  include

everyone who served in the 1914-18 war. 

Please contact Lynn Weaver 077 1767 2360 or lweaver@bgdhg.co.uk or download the pdf form and send to us.

WW1 Questionnaire


 

June

10th Birmingham Lives History Fair

 
 

Sunday, 12 June - 11am - 4pm   Admission 1 with programme

Girl Guide Headquarters, Trefoil House, Brownsea Drive, Ellis Rd., Holloway Head, B'ham B1 1QL

 

Over 28 stalls showing photos and memorabilia on Birmingham and the Midlands - all on one floor.  Details:-

0121 602 3728  Email: k.clenton@blueyonder.co.uk

 
 
 

 

Centenary of the death of Albert Harvey Blundell & Joseph Hodgetts

 

Mar

Monday, 21 March 2016 - 11am

Bartley Green Gt War Committee are holding an event at the War Memorial in Romsley Road to commemorate the centenary of the death of Private Albert Harvey Blundell, 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment and Gunner Joseph Hodgetts, RFA 'Y' 17th Trench Mortar Battery.

 

Albert, or Harvey as he was known, lived with his aunt and uncle Perry in Woodgate. Joseph was married and lived with his family in Stonehouse Lane.

 

We are trying to trace any relatives of the above to invite them to the event which will include the laying of wreaths and poppy crosses. If anybody is, or knows any relatives we would be grateful if they could contact lweaver@bgdhg.co.uk

 
 
 

 

July

St Michael & All Angels Church

St Michael & All Angels new church was consecrated on 12th July 1966 and is celebrating its 50th year.  If you

any documents or photos (Marriages, baptisms) please contact Revd Ruth Atkinson.

 
 
 
 

 

 

St Michael & All Angels Churchyard

As previously stated, Stage 1 is now complete.  Unfortunately, due to funding and circumstances beyond our control, Stage 2, (to return the perimeter to its original wall and railings) has been put on hold.  However, we are still keen to have contact with people whose relatives are interred here.

 
 
 
2015 Spring Newsletter (extracts)  
 

 

 
Oct.2014

A presentation was given on a selection of Birmingham Victoria Cross Heroes.  Also in attendance was someone in the Birmingham Pals uniform to add to the occasion.

 
Nov.

The Local History Trail and Birmingham V.C. Heroes presentations were given to pupils at St. Michael's School.

Pupils and teachers took part in re-enactments.

 
Feb. 2015

A Meet & Greet evening when several new faces attended, primarily to view our records to assist with their family history research.  We welcomed the new Vicar of St. Michael's, the Revd Ruth Atkinson as a member.

 
Apr.

An excellent presentation by one of our members on the life of Harry Vincent and his Harvino/Bluebird confectionery business.

 
May

In conjunction with the Bartley Green Remembrance Committee, an event was held at the Bartley Green Social Club for the 70th Anniversary of VE Day.

 
May

Our Annual General Meeting was held at the Visitor Centre, Woodgate Valley Country Park.

 
May

Several of our members joined St. Michael's on Rogation Sunday.  Some joined, and some left, halfway through and of the 15 taking part, 8 completed the nine miles.

 
 

Two books had now been produced, one professionally, for WW1 and WW2.  The WW2 is a work-in-progress and is priced at 2.50.

 
     
     
If you know of an event that may be of interest please let us know and we will add here