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RELEASE: 3rd Oct. 2016

TDCS at Family History Open Day, Tamworth Central Library, 1st October 2016


The Civic Society had a stall for the first time at the annual Family History Open Day which was held in Tamworth Central Library on Saturday, 1st October, 2016.  We enjoyed chatting to visitors and fellow stall-holders, and displaying our work.  Visitors were eager to sign our petition to save Wilnecote Board School. We were delighted to recruit two new members at the stall, taking us to 115 as we pass the first anniversary of our public re-launch.


The only black-spot was a theft from member Diane Wells who was running a stall for Tamworth History Group.  Diane had made her table even more welcoming with a floral ornament. A tubular glass vase with an artificial cream rose arrangement. A very pretty and distinctive gift from France for her 60th birthday off her husband John, who died this year. 


Recently-widowed Diane is obviously upset by the loss of such a sentimental item. She is a popular and hard-working volunteer with Tamworth History Group, the Hodge Lane Local Nature Reserve, Tamworth in Bloom, the Civic Society, The Peel Society and the Heritage Trust, and in leading on the restoration of Amington War Memorial and the unmarked grave of WW1 soldier Fred Stokes. Her friends are dismayed that she was the victim of such a despicable and mean act. 


If you know anything about this matter, please inform staff at Tamworth Library, in the hope that John's special gift to Diane can be returned.  It appeared somewhere new as of 1st October. Someone will notice.  Someone knows something.  No crime is petty for the victim.


(Photos. S. Biggs)

Welcome to Civic Society member number 115 - Mrs Pauline Peace

The TDCS stall

The TDCS stall

Diane's ornament is visible here on the table before its theft.