This is the gateway to
the village of Chaddesley Corbett, North Worcestershire, G.B. - the
surrounding area, the people who live here - their business
undertakings - their social and artistic activities - their
sports and entertainments - etc -
October ~ Battle of Gheluvelt, Belgium
Battle of Ypres)
day the 2nd Worcesters saved the British Empire"
Marshal John French - 1st Earl of Ypres
Park, opened 17 June 1922, commemorates this battle and the Worcester's
sacrifice, including the death of Captain Gerald Ernest Lee who died
while commanding D Company, 2nd Battalion.
The German attack on 30 October captured
the village of Zandvoorde, but did not achieve the expected
The crisis came on 31 October when a number of German troops broke into
the British lines south of Gheluvelt.
After a prolonged bombardment the village was captured though the
advancing Germans suffered heavy casualties.
They were now in a position to launch the final attack on Ypres.
The situation was restored by a dramatic
Brigadier General FitzClarence, command of the 1st (Guards) Brigade,
found the last reserves, 364 men of the 2nd Worcesters,
and sent to them to retake Gheluvelt château, just east of the
The British regulars crossed 1,000 yards
of open ground, losing a third of their men, and then launched a
bayonet charge against some 1,200 German troops outside the château. After
a short but brutal fight the Germans fled.
The Worcesters had restored the
British line. The Germans never again came as close to breaking
through our defences.
Players' 2015 Production
Licensed by Boosey & Hawkes,
Music Publishers, London
The full schedule of
Rehearsal Times, Cast Details
and Background Information
via THIS LINK
priced at £6.00 (Children - under 12
On sale in January
The village of Chaddesley Corbett is
located within the Parish of the same name, in the Wyre Forest area of
rural Worcestershire, half way between Bromsgrove and Kidderminster.
Chaddesley Parish encloses the village of Chaddesley Corbett and the
hamlets of Lower Chaddesley, Cakebole, Longmore, Brockencote, Red Hill,
Mustow Green, Harvington, Danesford, Bellington, Barnett Brook, Hill
Pool, Sion Hill, Drayton, Drayton Mount, Bournes Green, Tanwood Cross,
Tanwood, Bluntington, Dor Hall and Woodrow; all of whom guard
their identity jealously.
Well you do; this is English Village life we're talking about !
How to find us
Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire.
DY10 4NT. G.B.
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October 31, 2014