There is quite a bit going on at the moment with regard to the history of Brown Edge. The Parish Council has applied for a grant for a History and Character appraisal, I am doing a talk to the Endonian Society about “The Early Years of Turners Buses” and my new book has just arrived ready to be distributed. I will be holding a book launch at the Village Hall on Saturday Afternoon 15th April from 2 pm till 4pm. If you would like to order a copy simply click on the image of the book to the right.
“Afowereets Owgun” is a new book about the North Staffordshire Dialect and the activities and pastimes of the people Brown Edge, a Staffordshire Moorlands Village.
Written by Peter Turner, it captures a way of life of a community that is simply disappearing, along with its language, hence the title “Afowereets Owgun”.
To order your copy simply click on “Order Now” .
I met this young lady recently and had a bit of a laugh about her time at school when she was always up for a game of football! She has done well for herself and actively pursuing a career in Law. Can’t help but admire her drive and enthusiasm.
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Good Neighbour Schemes.
The Community Council, with the support of Staffordshire County Council, has been involved over the past 12 months in a project seeking to address the issue of isolation and loneliness, often experienced by elderly, disabled or vulnerable people. This is a pilot project helping 6 local communities scattered around the county to set up their own Good Neighbour Schemes.
They are now trying to establish how many other communities in Staffordshire would like to set up similar schemes in their area and would be pleased to hear whether this is something that would be of interest to anyone in our community.
The current schemes are funded until August 2014 and they do not currently have any commitments from funders after this date, but if a substantial number of communities express a desire to have a scheme in their area, this may help us to secure the necessary resources to set up new schemes.
Anyone interested can contact the community council through this website by commenting on this page below.
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This is a photograph of the victorious Smallthorne and District Darts League who had competed in The People Darts League Championship Held at Rugby in the early 1950’s.
Mr Alan Hayes pointed out the lucky mascots worn by the players that were made by Mrs Burrows
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