FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Our regular monthly evening meetings are held at:
Tipton Green Methodist Church Hall, Park Lane West, Tipton, DY4 8LN.
Please note that there is no parking on Park Lane West. The church car park is accessed from the end of Waterloo Street.

Non-members are welcome to all Tipton Civic Society meetings on payment of a £2 entry fee.

Tuesday 6th September. 2pm.
A Guided Tour of St Edmund`s Church, Dudley.
Better known to many as `bottom church`, St Edmund`s is much more historic than most people realise. There is no formal charge for the tour but we suggest a voluntary donation of £5 to church funds.

Tuesday 27th September, 7.30pm.
Down the Fens; a Voyage into East Anglia.
An illustrated talk by Phil Clayton.
Phil takes us on a cruise along the Rivers Nene, Great Ouse and Cam, plus the mysterious Middle Levels, showing us the human and natural history of these fascinating East Anglian waterways.

Tuesday 4th October. 2pm.
A Guided tour of the Churchyard of St John`s, Kates Hill. 
Our tour of St John`s on 15th July left insufficient time to look at the exterior, so we have arranged another visit which will explore the churchyard, with its many notable burials, including our own William Perry, the Tipton Slasher. There is no formal charge for the tour but we suggest a voluntary donation of £5 to the church restoration fund.

Tuesday 25th October. 7.30pm.
Dudley`s Own Dambuster.
An illustrated talk by Rob Broadbent.
The story of a young man from Dudley who took part in the famous Dambusters` raid on the German Ruhr Valley dams in May 1943 by the RAFs Bomber Command`s 617 Squadron, and the role he played in the mission.

Tuesday 22nd November. 7.30pm.
An Evening with Alarum Theatre.
Alarum Theatre presents its latest performance, I Dig Canals.
Standby for winching and rocking, pulling and sweating, bucket hoists of mud and canal-clearing clobber. It`s 1970 and we`re off to a rally of boats on the Staffs & Worcs canal. On the way we`ll meet Sheila and Josie, Tina and Jean as they put on their sturdy boots and roll up their sleeves. Women labouring, cooking, boating, organising - united by a common cause - to save the Black Country waterways.
Entry to the performance is free to members but there will be an opportunity to donate towards the work of Alarum.

Friday 25th November. 7pm.
The Tipton Christmas Tree of Lights Switch-On.
The Tree of Light dedication service will take place at the St Paul`s Community Centre, Brick Kiln Street, followed by the switching on of the lights by the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Richard Jones.

Tuesday 24th January. 7.30pm.
A Walk Down Old Owen Street.
An illustrated talk by Keith Hodgkins.
In its heyday Owen Street was home to about a hundred shops which catered for every need, but from the late 1960s decline set in and the street was largely demolished in the early 1980s. The talk will take a nostalgic look at the old street to revive memories of Eades`s Chemists, Southern`s Furnishings, Jones`s Outfitters, Green`s Butchers, Georges Fish and Chips, the Black Cock Inn and many more.

For further information ring Keith Hodgkins on 0121 520 0080.








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