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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 - 

31 October ~ Battle of Gheluvelt, Belgium
(First Battle of Ypres)

"The day the 2nd Worcesters saved the British Empire"
Field Marshal John French - 1st Earl of Ypres


"FIRM"

Gheluvelt 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 breakthrough. 
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 counterattack. 
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 village. 

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.


Welcome !

and why not visit us and enjoy _

Noye's Fludde

St. Cassian's Players' 2015 Production
Licensed by Boosey & Hawkes, Music Publishers, London
14001829

The full schedule of Rehearsal Times, Cast Details
and Background Information
via THIS LINK

Tickets priced at £6.00 (Children - under 12 - £3.00

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 !


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Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire.
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October 31, 2014