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The Nailerís Cottage 1840 -2013

by   Mark Clifford

Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall

Wednesday April16th 2014

at 7.30pm

Everyone welcome

The story of nail making as a cottage industry contrasts with the lives we lead today and yet will surprise you with the role of women and early industrial unrest as mechanisation developed after 700 years. The names of our own houses and cottages often betray a home that doubled up as a work place.  I wonder how many houses of the future will be named after the employment currently carried out.  Do our living spaces betray the work once plied within their walls or have recent renovations ironed out the industry once crucial to the survival and pride of the family as it provided for itself?

Mark Clifford is the Nailer's Cottage Project Officer at Avoncroft Museum and a popular speaker we are pleased to welcome back and when you have learnt all about it please visit this cottage and many other exhibits at Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove. http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/ for details.

You are most welcome to attend this meeting.  All enquiries to Rob Blakeway 01562 777679.

All lectures are held in Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall - starting at 7.30pm
except March 20 and September 18 which will begin at 7.0

All are welcome to the meetings - Members only on visits and walks

Admission - Members £2.50: non-members £3.50

Enquiries to Rob Blakeway - 01562 777679

or e-mail:-  robin@hblakeway.freeserve.co.uk  



February 19th

Two Local VCs from Brierley Hill    
1879 Zulu War 24th Regiment


Max Keen
March 19th

followed by - 
Sarajevo 288th June 1914
Why the World went to war



Sylvia Clift

April 16th 


The Nailers Cottages 1840-2013
Last project at Avoncroft Museum

Mark Clifford


May 21st

Winged  Heroes
Story of Pigeons used in the war


Stewart Windrop
Summer break

 Walks and Visits 
to be organised for members.


To be advised.
September 17th 


Medieval Chaddesley

Professor Christopher Dyer


October 15th

Stories from the 
Worcestershire Archives

Paul Hudson


November 26th


History of Croome Court

National Trust


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