News – Local History Forum, 9-10-2012

Local History Forum

 Hosted by Chasewater Railway Museum 9-10-2012

It was the Chasewater Railway Museum’s turn to host the Local History Forum on this occasion.  There was an excellent turn-out of the local societies, including the Museum of Cannock Chase, the Friends of the Museum of Cannock Chase, and the local history Societies of Bridgtown, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley and Norton Canes, Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society, plus of course, Chasewater Railway Museum.  If I have not mentioned any organisation, please let me know and I apologise.

If any local Society would like any event mentioned on this blog, please drop me an e mail at:  chasewaterstuff@gmail.com

The two hour meeting began with a brief talk by David Bathurst on the history of the Chasewater Railway, followed by tea and biscuits and general chat amongst the societies.  Many of those present took advantage of a tour of the Heritage Centre and Museum led by our man Godfrey, whose help was also invaluable when it was time to wash up!!

Joe came in to work on one of his Meccano models, which attracted quite a lot of interest, and in front of Joe can be seen one of our latest exhibits, a 7-lever signal frame from Hemyock on the former Culm Valley line

Thanks to the members of the Museum staff who helped with the refreshments and the setting up and putting away of everything used during the morning, especially Joan for help with the refreshments and Barry and Adrian for a lot of fetching and carrying.

Finally, special thanks to Yvonne Cooper from the Museum of Cannock Chase for organising the event and getting the societies together.

Below are lists of events for the next few months from two of the societies:

NB – the first one of the Friends of the Museum is tomorrow (Wednesday) evening 10-10-2012.

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