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Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society Diary Dates For 2012

Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society

Diary Dates For 2012

Monday 6th FebruaryAGM at the Museum of Cannock Chase, commencing at 11.00am prompt.

Quarterley Meetings for 2012

Wednesday 7th March – Sinking of Lea Hall – Speaker – Alan Dean

Wednesday 16th May – Licensed Mines – Speaker – Brian Rollins

Wednesday 4th July – History of Bridgtown

Wednesday 3rd October – Life and Times of Robert Smillie

All talks will be held at the Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, WS12 1TD,  starting at 3.00pm and are open to the general public – admission free.

Special Date

Saturday 28th April 2012

The Dedication Ceremony of the extension to the original Miners’ Monument in Hednesford Town Centre, will take place.

The Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch will officiate and music will be provided by the Rugeley Power Station Band and the Cannock Chase Orpheus Male Voice Choir.

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Chasewater Railway Museum and Other News

Chasewater Railway Museum and Other News

Friday 4th March.

The Headteacher, Alan Dean from the CCMHS and one of the sponsors.
Members of the School Council

Some members of Chasewater Railway joined the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society at the unveiling of two Information Signs at Littleton Green Community School this morning to commemorate Littleton Colliery. These signs have been sponsored by local Funeral Directors Faragher Maguire of Hednesford.

The sign on the other side of the school was unveiled by a local Councillor.

The school is on the former colliery site in Stafford Road, Huntington, Cannock. The short ceremony took place at 11.00am followed by a tour of the school by the Head Teacher and light refreshments in the new community cafe.

The school is an excellent facility for the local community, and not just during school hours – there are lots of after-school activities and the school is open 364 days per year.  Everyone we spoke to were proud to be associated with the school, and justifiably so.

Class 08 getting ‘Linda’ ready for bed!
Bagnall engine ‘Linda’ returned to Chasewater Railway on Wednesday, March 2nd after a weekend on duty at the Ribble Steam Railway.‘Linda’ at Riverside – One of Bob Anderson’s excellent photographs

Also on Wednesday, the items in the only display case not catalogued were numbered and photographed.  The majority of these items were from the Hornby companies.Hornby Dublo 3 rail 0-6-2 tank No.69567Hornby ‘0’ gauge LMS brake vanHornby ‘0’ gauge 0-4-0 Tank.

My thanks to Godfrey for pointing out that I don’t know where I am on which day!!  We were in the Museum last Wednesday, not Tuesday, when I was at New Cross Hospital having my eyes looked at  – not my brain! Honest!