Aldridge Christmas Tree Festival – with a historical treat in store!


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Continuing the burst of Christmas events (Where the devil did Christmas come from all of a sudden?) there’s a wonderful Christmas Tree Festival at Aldridge Methodist Church running today (Saturday 5th December 2015) right up until 7pm tonight, and from 12-4pm tomorrow – and there’s a fine historical twist, too.

At the festival, there is a display by the Aldridge Great War project, featuring Sue Satterthwaite and Len Boulton who are publicising and selling their book on the Great War history of Aldridge Manor as a Military Hospital.

Linda Mason had this to say about it:

The Aldridge Great War Project have a lovely display on this weekend at the Christmas Tree Festival at The Methodist Church Anchor Road Aldridge. The display compliments their recently published book, ‘A Patriotic Endeavour – Aldridge Manor House as a Military Hospital 1915-1919’.

You can buy a copy of the book at the Festival and at £9.99. It’s a bargain and a lovely present too. Do go along and have a chat with Sue and Len and ask about the developments since the book was published! Say Linda (or Bob!) sent you to bother them…

Thanks to Len and Sue for revealing and sharing a wonderful piece of history, and to Linda for the tipoff. This is just one of several excellent local history books available this Christmas – look out for my features of the coming days.

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