We are hoping to start a “Friends of Billingsley” group and as a first step, Bonnie & Mike Garvey at 7 Bynd Lane have offered to host an informal meeting on Tuesday 5th March from 7.30pm with cheese & wine. If you would like to come along please contact Revd David Poyner (01562 68638) or Bonnie & Mike (01746 552567)
Walking along Bind Lane and the Jack Mytton Way to explore the history and archaeology of New England and Bind Brook, with tales of vanished communities, a scandalous politician, mines and railways and medieval monks. Meet outside the Cape of Good Hope for a 2.00pm start. The walk involves some short steep hills where care is needed and is likely to be muddy; boots or wellingtons are strongly advised. (By parking a car at the turn to Rays Farm on the Main Road to Cleobury it is possible to avoid the more challenging sections). No charge, but donations to the church welcome!
“Miners, ironworkers and farmers in Billingsley and Chorley”
A guided walk, 2-4.00pm, Sunday 27th January
We will use footpaths to explore the history and archaeology of the woodland between Billingsley and Chorley, visiting forgotten communities, a medieval iron works, early farms and mines of all ages. Meet outside the Cape of Good Hope for a 2.00pm start. The walk involves some short steep hills and is likely to be (very!) muddy; boots or wellingtons are strongly advised.
Contact details: David Poyner, assistant curate, Severn Valley Benefice. Tel. 01562 68638
Please pop into church at any time this afternoon, between 2pm and 4pm, to enjoy a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a chat.
There will be a display of photos about farming in and around Billingsley.
All welcome and no charge, though any donations are gratefully received!
Saturday 18 August – 7.30pm.
Do come and join us in the church for a social evening.
David Poyner will tell the story of mining in Billingsley, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; followed by refreshments.