Due to the current coronavirus outbreak and recent government advice the Wall Heath Village Heritage Day we have taken the decision to postpone the event. We do hope to announce a new date for the event later in the year.
Wall Heath Community Association are staging a Heritage Day at the village Community Centre on Saturday 28 March, 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 11.30am until 4pm with the opening ceremony being performed at 12.15pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The annual Skittles Evening was again a “sell out”. The winners, pictured below, were Bob Harbon and Jill Smith with Community Association vice chairman , Colin Smith also getting in on the photo opportunity!
The Wall Heath Horticultural Guild held their annual Christmas Quiz at the Community Centre. Sixty members not only enjoyed the Quiz but also the excellent “Pot Luck Supper” . Pictured are the members of the winning team.
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.
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.
Another innovative move by the Community Association was to stage a Craft Fair after a lapse of more than ten years.
The event took place on Saturday 1 December 2018 and with twenty stalls displaying high quality home made merchandise there was much to grab the attention of those who attended and it is estimated that almost two hundred and fifty people took the advantage of being able to purchase Christmas gifts.
Children were not forgotten with a face painter and a magician on hand to entertain the many children who came along.
Plans are already in hand to make this successful enterprise an annual event.
Wall Heath Community Association craft fayre will be held at Wall Heath Community Centre on Saturday 1st December 2018 from 1pm until 4pm.
There will be a variety of stalls plus a Children’s Entertainer.
Refreshments will be available and admission is free.
The event poster can be downloaded by clicking on the picture below.
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.
The Annual Wall Heath Horticultural Guild Show held at the village Community Centre was once again a great success.
Attendance was on a par with previous years but encouragingly the number of entrants showed a significant increase.
The next meeting of the Horticultural Guild will be held at The Community Centre on Tuesday November 6 which will include the presentation of the Annual Awards as well as tips on how to make your own Christmas decorations by Linda Hickman. The meeting commences at 7.30pm and non members are very welcome to come along.