Since our last issue we have to record the death of another of our loyal members, viz. Mr. Charles Strain: he joined at the beginning of the Society's life and rarely missed our meetings. We extend to Charlie's family our sincere condolences.
We have mentioned before that 1997 would see the hundredth birthday of the Alcester Victoria Silver Band: this occurred during March, when a celebration took place at the Trades and Labour Institute. The band played a selection of old and new pieces and the verve and professionalism of the music was a worthy introduction to its second century. The Local History Society joins the town at large in congratulating the Silver Band on its centenary and wishing its forthcoming Proms (in October) every success.
Tomb of Fulke Greville and his wife (16th C.)
Spring 1997 Index