May’s meeting of the Civic Society had updates on Brierley Hill in Bloom and the Christmas Festival; established some targets to make a difference in the town centre and discussed planning applications in the area.
These extracts from the County Express 100 years ago contain letters from Brierley Hill soldiers who were serving at the front in 1914 when the famous Christmas Truce took place. There is also an article which describes how much the town raised to send parcels to serving soldiers and where they were stationed.
Once again Brierley Hill will be a flurry of festive activity on Saturday December 6th.
We do hope that you can turn out for the event to have some fun and make the lights go on with a sprinkling community sparkle! Please spread the word.
This poem, by A. Billingham, published in the Black Country Bugle in January 1983, is really moving. The late seventies and early eighties were terrible times for local industry. Factories that had been providing employment for over 100 years disappeared, seemingly overnight. With them went the sports and clubs which provided social networks for local communities. The town has never recovered.
The Beggar’s Poem – written by the first vicar of St Michael’s Church, Brierley Hill, in the eighteenth century became so famous both Jane Austin (Northanger Abbey) and Charles Dickens (Nicholas Nickleby) refer to it in their novels.
Minutes of the meeting of Brierley Hill Civic Society held on 16th September 2014 at St Michael’s Church commencing at 5.30pm Present Pat Cobern, Joy Cooper, Stephen Dunn, Beryl Fisher, John James, Betsy Lafferty, Lorna Morrison, Maggie Norton, Emma Shelton, Jenny Sunter, Tim Sunter, Dennis Whittaker Apologies Cllrs Harris, Islam, and Martin together with Lorraine […]
Walk Works, a new Community Interest Company, founded by Vicki Smith and Fran Wilde aims to explore Black Country heritage and the arts through outdo events, mainly walks for looking and experiencing.
The good news is that they have been commissioned by the Office of Public Health in Dudley to run four walks along Brierley Hill Canal to demonstrate the contribution walking makes to helping us feel good.
On 14th September 1955 Brierley Hill Alliance became the first team to play an FA Cup tie under floodlights – an honour they share with Kidderminster Harriers. It is indisputable that Brierley Hill Alliance is the sole holder of the honour of being the first team ever to lose under floodlights. Here is the match […]
Minutes if the meeting of Community First Brierley Hill held at St Michael’s Church, Brierley Hill on 16th September 2014 commencing at 7.00 pm. Present June Bowen, Rachel Harris, David Hoskin, Tom McCormack, Peter Plant, Tim Sunter Apologies Graham Hudson Minutes of the previous meeting The minutes of the previous meeting had been circulated and […]
You are invited to the next meeting of the Community First Brierley Hill Panel which will take place on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at St Michael’s Church, Brierley Hill. The meeting will commence at 7pm. The agenda for the meeting is: Apologies Minutes of the previous meeting Matters Arising 4 Correspondence Applications for funding grant […]