The speaker will be James Gallimore:
“People of Wootton’s Past”.
The Gallimores were Blacksmiths in Wootton for generations (up to 1905).
James’ great-grandmother was of the Walker family, who were wheelwrights, carpenters and coffin makers at the Lane Farm, Wootton.
Accounts books of both families are now held by the Staffordshire Record Office within a Gallimore archive, which contains other material that may be of interest to anyone
interested in Ellastone or in particular, Wootton history.
James has researched his family history extensively, he says that there are stories to tell –
e.g. of the circumstances of the suicide of Samuel Gallimore in 1750 and how he is linked to the early history of the Shire Horse, or of Jacques Rousseau observing Mr. Gallimore the blacksmith at work in the 1760s!
We meet at 2.30pm in the Parish Hall and the admission of £2 includes tea, biscuits and a raffle ticket. Please come along and join in this social afternoon as all new (and the regular) faces are very welcome.
The Ellastone Monday Club meets in the Parish Hall on the first Monday of the month (including Bank Holidays) at 2.30pm.
The club has been running now for 14 years. In the beginning it was for the over-60s, but now everyone is welcome. Each month there is a speaker or demonstration, followed by the all-important cup of tea and a chat.
We have a varied programme of speakers & films, and a Garden Meeting in the summer. Occasionally we go out for a meal. There is no fee for joining – you pay £2.00 when you come & this includes tea & biscuits. For further details please contact Jill: 324330.
Careline offers a FREE telephone befriending service to people living in the Derbyshire Dales and Uttoxeter area.
They aim to make people’s lives better by calling those who feel in need of support – they may be elderly, less able to get out, recently bereaved, feeling lonely or isolated. They offer friendship to the people they call and peace of mind to their family and friends.
They monitor people’s well-being and pass on useful information about the services available to them in their local community.
The service is completely free and available every day of the year including weekends and bank holidays. Click on the logo above for more information.
Press on the link below to learn some fascinating facts:
Please help us to keep this club going to share friendship, which is very important as we get older, but also for the not so old. It is a very good place to find out information if you are new to the village as several long-time members have lived in Ellastone all their lives and can quite possibly give you some history about your own house that you didnt know!