REPORTS of Christmas cards going on sale and posters at several pubs advising us to book early for Christmas, suggest Christmas is arriving earlier each year, and the West Bromwich Local History are also thinking ahead to the festive season.
They are banking on renowned local historian Ian Bott to break open the Christmas spirit, and on Friday December 5 he will be telling members and visitors alike all about how Christmas was celebrated here in the Dark Region in the days of yore, and probably more recently.
But well before December the WBLHS have three other meetings of general interest to woo historians of all denominations.
On Friday September 6, Ray Sturdy will speak from the lectern on the subject of Witley Court, the story of a Victorian Palace; on Friday October 3 Keith Hodgkins will use his great local expertise to take a nostalgic tour around West Bromwich; and in November, on Friday the 7th, Paul Handford will deal with the interesting subject about the role of British civilians in WWI during this year's commemorations of the start pof the Great war.
West Bromwich Local History Society meetings take place at All Saints Church, West Bromwich, at 7.30pm on a Friday evening unless otherwise stated, and all are welcome. If you have details of forthcoming local history events, don't hesitate to contact the Bugle.