THE BLACK COUNTRY MEMORIES CLUB
ST. LEONARD'S CHURCH FETE
Saturday 19th July 2003
St. Leonard's church was holding its fete and asked
the Club if we would put on a display. There was a wedding at the church
during the afternoon, so it seemed a good idea to take weddings as our
theme. So Sandra Aston plundered her collection of old wedding photos and
Reg Aston found a lot of suitable old photos of Bilston and set up their
displays, which stayed there all of Saturday and Sunday. Luckily the weather was fine - the excessive heat and closeness accompanied
by occasional storms, which we had all suffered from in previous days,
||By the time your reported managed to get there
things were in full swing. Outside the church were jumble
stalls and raffles ...
||... not to mention a master of ceremonies who not
only sang but also ...
||... introduced a local line dancing team who gave a
great performance ...
||... which not everyone could be prevented from
Are line dancers the new morris dancers?
||And the stalls continued to do a roaring
trade. Your reporter somehow managed to acquire two packets
of soap and a model of a Dulux dog. But these things can't
||The first thing you came across inside the church
was the coffee shop, which was doing a roaring trade.|
||The church was selling copies of the newly
published history of the church. It's not only a very
interesting read but contains many excellent pictures, old and
new - large size versions of which can be seen on the display
boards at the back of this photo. It only costs £5
and is highly recommended.
||The vicar, Chris Thorpe, was everywhere and this
might have been the only moment he sat down during the day.
That's part of Reg Aston's great display in the background.||
to find out what was going on inside the church, click here