During the pandemic, the 2021 ~Society AGM was held on line via Zoom. This was very much appreciated, particularly by those Society members that live at a distance and cannot easily get to face to face meetings. To follow up on this, the Society has formed a “Virtual Heritage Group”, again using Zoom as the platform, which we hope many of our more distant or house bound members will be able to attend. In the first instance, while the capabilities of the technology are explored, we will be holding five meetings at roughly monthly intervals between February and June 2023. The programme is as follows.
Wednesday February 8th 7.30pm. An Ecclesiastical Affair. A talk by Chris Baker.
Wednesday March 8th 7.30pm. Mary Macarthur and the Cradley Heath Lockout. A talk by Andrew Homer.
Wednesday April 19th 7.30pm. Black Country Memories. An opportunity for members to send in an old photograph of Black Country people or places, or a more modern photograph of something that stirs their Black Country memories, and to talk about it to others for three or four minutes.
Wednesday May 10th 7.30pm. Francis Brett Young. A talk by Jack Price.
Wednesday June 14th 7.30pm. Black Country History Quiz Night.
More details are available at https://www.blackcountrysociety.com/virtual-heritage-group
The events will of course be free to all Society members who can register by sending a request for the Zoom link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include your Society membership number. Non-members will be able to register via the Society shop (for a small fee!) if there is sufficient Zoom capacity (we have a limit of 100 connections).
We look forward to meeting you in cyberspace!
Chris Baker and Andrew Homer