quarrybankhistory.org

is the web site of the

MOUNT PLEASANT LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

WE MEET EVERY FRIDAY AT 1.30 pm IN THE MOUNT PLEASANT METHODIST CHURCH DURING SCHOOL TERM TIME.

     The group has met weekly during term time at the Mount Pleasant Primary School, Mount Pleasant, Quarry Bank, Staffs. (now the West Midlands), over the last 17 years. For the schools 110 th birthday in 1997 the Head Teacher, Mrs Gail Bedford, felt it would be fitting to produce a book commemorating the occasion.

     And so M.P.L.H.J. was born. Social historian and well known author Ned Williams, without whom none of the books would have been published, and a numberof past pupils met to share memories and old photographs of their days at the school. The group grew quickly and when the book "110 Not Out" was published, they were enjoying themselves so much, and had accumulated so much local information and photographs, that it was aggreed to continue to meet with the hope of producing more books. The group continues to recieve the full support of the Head Teacher, Jo Hartill, and all of her staff.

     The group was originally funded by the W.E.A., but the funding was eventually withdrawn and the group became self-financing.

     Over the years the group has evolved, with some members leaving and, sadly, some passing on, but, we do have a number of the original members still active, including the oldest who is 90 years young !! We generally have about 20 members come to the meetings, which are always very friendly and completely informal. There are often heated discussions, and invariably much laughter.

>     Due to pressure of space in the school, the group has moved it's meeting place a few yards along Mount Pleasant into the Weslyan Methodist Chapel, Mount Pleasant. We still meet during term time at 1.30pm.

     We are continuing to research the history of Quarry Bank, but, because the surrounding areas of Brierly Hill are somewhat neglected, our interests are spreading outwards into these areas.

     We are always on the look-out for interesting stories of people and places (as recent as yesterday), information to help our understanding of our area, and, of course, those photgraphs that show life 'as it was'.

     If you think that you can help, even in a small way, do get in touch, or why not come to one of our meetings, come and see us, say 'Hello', and have a cup of coffee and a biscuit. YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME !

     Front page.     Some of our members enjoying a lovely spring day at Himley Hall.

     ©  M.P.L.H.G.  2013