We have received a number of photographs from Steve’s collection and are sorting out those which will be added to our collection. There are also photos on other subjects which we may well post over time.
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This LP came from one of the bric-a-brac outlets, not really our museum object but of interest to Brownhills people, of which I am one!
I think the picture is from 1906
Brownhills Co-operative Choral Society
The musical tradition of Brownhills goes back many years and the present Choir, under its conductor Mr. Deryck Langford, unites a wide variety of musical interests and talents. Until 1949 local music makers had the opportunity to sing in the Brownhills Choral Society or the Brownhills Co-operative Male Voice Choir. On January 19th, 1949, it was agreed to the amalgamation of the choirs. The Brownhills Co-operative Choral Society was thus born, under the auspices of the then Education Department of the Walsall and District Co-operative Society.
Conductor: Deryck Langford, Accompanist: Linda Ewins Smith, Organist: Trevor Barratt.
Under the leadership of its first conductor, Mr. George Fullelove, the Choir developed an extensive repertoire which included oratorio and light musical compositions. Their autumn concert of ‘Brass and Voices’ in Walsall Town Hall has become a well-established annual event.
The Choir regularly presents concerts in aid of local charities and continues to enter Music Festivals throughout the country, including the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 1974/5/6 &7. They had the honour of being invited to sing in International concerts during their last two visits.
The Chasewater Railway Museum has maintained its status, first achieved in 2011, as a fully Accredited Museum, as awarded by Arts Council England.
The award of Full Accreditation is valid for approximately three years, at which point the museum will be invited to provide a return to demonstrate continuing compliance with the Accreditation Standard.
Thanks and congratulations to all who have helped maintain this standard during the past few years, and the museum looks forward to this support continuing in the future.
Our thanks also to our visitors – our efforts would be rather pointless without you.