Tunstall Christ Church : High Street/Furlong Road, Tunstall, Staffordshire, ST6 5EJ
The 5th of 7 local history Talks.
Starts 8 pm promptly at Christ Church, Furlong Road, Tunstall 29th JUly 2014.
The first sod of Tunstall Park was cut in 1897, yet the park did not
officially open until 1908 on an unpromising industrial site. What were the reasons for the delays, and how did the park evolve as a much-loved municipal facility with the floral hall as its centrepiece? Mervyn celebrates its history.
The Talk will last approximately one hour. The admission charge is £3.
Handouts containing information and illustrations cost £1.
Mervyn Edwards was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1961 and became a Green Badge (Heart of England) tourist guide in 1989. He worked at the now-defunct Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum for four years, becoming Assistant Education Officer, and later becoming a local history tutor for the Workers' Educational Association and Project Officer for the Burslem Heritage Centre. He is a regular contributor to The Way We Were (published by the Staffordshire Sentinel newspaper) and has published nine books on North Staffordshire history prior to this one. Mervyn is a familiar voice on BBC Radio Stoke, Spokesman for the Potteries Pub Preservation Group and a leading member of Burslem History Club. He is also a successful artist and cartoonist and has completed 17 Potteries Marathons.