TIPTON LIBRARY will be hosting its annual History
Day on Saturday 28th September, which this year
takes local canals and railways as its theme.
The event, which is dedicated to the memory of the library’s
late friend Fred Barnfield who died this summer, will feature a
wealth of photographs and memorabilia on display, along
with film shows, and performances by local poets Brendan
Hawthorne and Billy Spake Mon.
Also on display will be the entries from the library’s recent
The winners were announced at the Tipton Canal Festival
last Saturday, 21st September.
Community Libraries manager Robert Hazel told us:
“We have judged the winning entries for the John Whitehouse
Memorial Medal photographic competition and the
winner of the First Prize for a photo taken in Tipton is Gordon
Payton, with his lovely photo of a traditional narrowboat
on the canal. Gordon wins
£75 and a medal.
“The other winner was
Melvyn Dodd who won the
prize for a photo taken outside
of Tipton, with this image
taken at Netherton.”
Grorty Pudding and Gray
Paes will be on offer at the
event, alongside a coffee and
cake sale in aid of Macmillan
The History Day will be open
to the public from 10.30am to