Post may be a little patchy over the coming days. It’s Christmas, you know how it is. But I have a great photo-quiz coming up between the big day and new year, with prizes to be be won, so do stay tuned…
Here’s an interesting (and slightly daft) query for a pre-Christmas weekend. David Evans, reader, contributor and top Walsall Wood bloke, was very kindly given this commemorative jug by local history wonder Gerald Reece, when Gerald undertook his recent excellent talk in Brownhills.
I think this little jug may commemorate the opening of St. Johns Chruch Walsall Wood, or may have been made to raise funds for the renovation of the church, whose poor condition has been noted in your wonderful article recently.
I wonder how many examples were sold, and how many still exist?
I extend my sincere thanks to a certain gentleman from Devon for the gift of this beautiful artefact.
We don’t really know anything about it, and are interested if there are any other known examples surviving. Perhaps any pottery experts could suggest a date, or Walsall Wood church people maybe recall why it was made?
I’ve not really seen anything like this before for an ordinary local church (although lots of similar mementoes exist for Cathedrals and Abbeys, of course).
So, anyone got any ideas?