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My Lydbury North Grandfather was given this certificate

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 03, 2014

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AS readers will be aware my Christmas memory was published in The Bugle (January 2 edition).

It was regarding my Great Aunt Annie Robinson who lived in Lydbury North in Shropshire.

Mrs Taylor from Wordsley followed up with a letter from her friend whose friend lives there now. Lydbury North school was recently saved from closure and is still thriving, as it was 100 years ago when my Grandfather Bill Robinson attended there.

He and his siblings Joe, Dick, Annie and Catherine were all pupils there. During World War One pupils from this school were involved in "sending comfort" to the Armed Forces and I enclose two certificates awarded to Bill for his efforts in 1915 and then in 1916.

It may not be directly associated with the Black Country but of course our branch of the family came to Swindon in 1937.

Swindon, near Himley, is I believe part of the Black Country.

I would really like to know whether it was money or clothing that was collected for the war effort as I'm sure similar efforts were made throughout the country. Does anyone have any similar memorabilia? Kind regards.

Chris Robinson,


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