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Thursday 21 November

Betley's history reflected in St Margaret's church

The medieval church of St. Margaret's occupies a central place in the historic village of Betley, North Staffordshire. Unusually, its core consists of Spanish Chestnut timber dragged from nearby Balterley woods, with a Stuart chancel restored by the Egerton family and side aisles reconstructed by the famous Victorian architects Scott and Moffatt. There are memorials to the Tollets, who corresponded with Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale, First World War commemorations and links with community events from the Civil War to more recent times.

Our speaker John Whitehead, a past chair of the society, needs no introduction and, as a former vicar of St Margaret's, has an intimate knowledge of the church and its place in the community

The meeting will start with the AGM, which is usually very brief!

Our meetings are held in the Scout and Guide Hall in Cheshire Street and start at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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