Cannock Wood Archived News

Art Exhibition & Open Gardens.

Published 8 June 2010

Cannock Wood & Gentleshaw Village Hall will be holding its second annual Art Exhibition in the village hall on 3rd & 4th July from 12.00noon until 7.00pm. Admission is £2.00 and this includes a glass of wine. Please come along and support local artists and crafts people. If you would like to exhibit any works of art, photographs, pottery or ceramics, wood turning or carving please contact Gary Powis on 01543 674993 for details. Also on that weekend Cannock Wood Gardening Club and Gentleshaw WI are organising Open Gardens in the two villages. Programmes will admit each person to all of the gardens and cost £3.00. Refreshments will be available at some gardens and also at Gentleshaw School. Gardens will be open from 11:00am until 5:00pm each day. For details of the open gardens contact Maureen Allen on 01543 683246. Why not combine a visit to both events.

Terry Burns MBE

Published 8 June 2010

Terry will be remembered by many people of both villages as a hard working community-minded man who put the interests of the villages first in many ways. He was a member of the group who were responsible for raising funds for the building of the Village Hall and served on its management committee for many years in various roles. He was also involved in village football and cricket teams for many years but most people will no doubt remember him for his work with CWAGMS. Together with his family he worked tirelessly to entertain people all over the country with professional musical productions of many kinds. His community work led to him being awarded the MBE in 2007, an honour which he appreciated but also dedicated to all who had helped him in his work. He will be sadly missed. His funeral will take place on Monday 14th June at 1.00pm at Christ Church, Gentleshaw.