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Christmas Fayre 2022

On Saturday December 3rd we will be holding a Christmas Craft Fair. The Stalls will be stocked with a wide range of excellent products so that Christmas Shopping could be completed in one day!

Admission is free and the Fair will be open between 11am and 4pm with the official opening being performed by Alderman Dave Tyler, President of the Wall Heath Community Association.

Wall Heath Village Heritage Day

Wall Heath Community Association are staging a Heritage Day at the village Community Centre on Saturday 13th November 2021, admission is FREE. Almost two hundred photographs will be on display showing what life was like in the community in the past with some photographs almost one hundred years old. That number of photographs means that on show will be buildings which have long since felt the force of the demolition hammer. In addition groups from around the village have supplied photographs of their members, past and present, so that the number of faces runs into several hundred. Village groups have also been invited to have their own display. Support from the Community has been very encouraging with over thirty individuals, groups and businesses agreeing to part sponsor the event. The Heritage Day will be open from 11.00am until 4pm with the opening ceremony being performed at 11.30am by The President of the Community Association, Dave Tyler.

Further details of the event can be found by downloading the Wall Heath Village Heritage Day Leaflet (4 page pdf file) or by contacting Terry Church Tel 07974 428261. Email terrychurch6@gmail.com

Wall Heath Village Heritage Day Poster

2021 AGM

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Wall Heath Community Association was held by “Zoom” on Tuesday 9 March.

After fourteen years in position as Chairman Pam Horwill has decided to step down from office. During her tenure Pam has worked tirelessly and overseen a gradual expansion in the activities offered by the Community Association so much so that prior to the enforced lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Community Centre was in use every day of the week. Happily Pam’s experience and expertise will not be lost as she has agreed to stay on the Committee and serve as Vice-Chairman.

As Pam’s successor we welcome as Chairman Colin Smith who is well versed in the activities of the Association, having been a member of the Committee for six years, for the last two of which he has served as Vice-Chairman, Colin has been the leader of the Tuesday afternoon Kurling Group for the last five years. We wish Colin well as he assumes his new role.

Christmas Craft Fayre Success

On Saturday November 16th Wall Heath Community Association held it’s first Christmas Craft Fair at the Community Centre and what a success it was! Although an accurate count was not possible it is estimated that over seven hundred people attended. The majority of those who came along were from the village although the event also attracted visitors from the surrounding districts and beyond. Stallholders and visitors went away happy and enquiries have already been received for next year’s Fair.

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A walk round Wall Heath event

A “walk round Wall Heath” was well received with tickets limited to twenty five to ensure that the walkers gained maximum input from the walk leader, John Sparry.

Commencing at the Community Centre John outlined the progress made by the Community Centre since it’s initial life in a couple of huts which had also provided accommodation for the Land Army Girls.

Proceeding across the playing field the walkers paused to cross High Street by the Wall Heath Inn , difficult to believe that less than sixty years ago steam trains passed over the A449 on the way to delivering coal to Ashwood Basin.

The basic history of St Andrew’s Church was imported before proceeding to the junction of The Parade with Foundry Road where we learned that Yew Tree Cottage was the first village school.

Along Foundry Road several landmarks of relevance were pointed out before turning into Dudley Road where John told us about the building of Grove Park and the village schools.

a walk round Wall Heath on Dudley Road

Walking down Enville Road we learned of the building of the Shopping Precinct and reaching Chapel Street the building used as a Chapel over a hundred years ago is still standing.

The many and varied attractions available at the long demolished Yew Tree, were a source of amazement.

Our walk concluded with tea and home made cakes, provided by members of the committee of the Community Association.


a walk around Wall Heath near the cross roads

a walk around Wall Heath event

Hand Made Poppies for Remembrance Day

The appeal to the people of Wall Heath to “get involved” by producing hand made poppies to enable a display to be organised outside the Community Centre drew a magnificent response from the villagers with over two thousand poppies forming a memorable tribute to the fallen of the two World Wars. As a further act of remembrance a “Silent Soldier” was purchased to complement the display. The photographs show the magnificent result of so many people contributing to the end product. The display was staged from November 5th until November 19th.

Wall Heath Community Centre Remembrance Day 2018