THE BLACK COUNTRY MEMORIES CLUB
23rd May 2007
Holy Trinity Social Club
After days of rain we had a nice sunny day, with only a few
clouds, and only fluffy ones that brought no rain. Outside the
Holy Trinity Social Club poppies had struggled through the car park
tarmac - as the picture at the top of the page shows.
||As always our Committee members turned up early to
put the show on the road and, as usual, Bill Pope was at
the entrance desk, busily checking the membership list
before getting everyone to sign in and visitors to pay
||Reg Aston had sent up a vast display of photos with
emphasis on our theme for the day - entertainment in
Bilston. And Henry Metzger set up a sound system
on which he played music "in the mood".
|Sandra Aston set up a delightful display about
Bilston weddings, seen here being admired by our
Chairman, Alan Bickley.
||Frank Sharman had a display about local man Jim
Morgan, which included many photos from his
weightlifting and body building days in the 1930s, when
such activities were popular. He also had several
display cases of local badges and medals, many of which
related to local sporting activities.
||And Reg had even more photos about local
entertainment, seen here with some of David
Fitzgerald-Plummer's tin toys, of the sort which once
entertained children and now entertain adult collectors.
||Reg had also laid out albums of even more local
photos. And when everything was nearly ready the
workers take a break, as does a local bobby soxer (is
that what they were called?).
|A good supply of tea is, of course, essential to
these occasions and as members and visitors started to
come in our bobby-soxer gained some work experience in
the catering line. Megan Fitzgerald-Plummer is
pouring tea and with her are the sisters, Mary King and
||Our President, Trevor Genge, checks the arrangements
with David Fitzgerald-Plummer ...
||... as do Reg Aston, Gerald Hanrahan and Alan
||Lots of people came along - in fact Bill counted in
108 people. In the centre (with the glasses) is
Mrs. Alan Tranter. It was good to see her after
her recent bereavement: Alan Tranter was a great
repository of Bilston history.
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story of the day
||And everyone settled down to inspect the displays,
talk over old time sand enjoy a cup of tea. Olga
France (with her back to the camera) chats to Alan
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