Remembrance Parade 2016

Remembrance Sunday has always been a special day for our nation and indeed for the town of Coleshill, a day in which the community joins together to remember those who died in World War One and all conflicts since. As Mayor of Coleshill it was an honour to lead the parade through the streets of Coleshill and to see many residents young and old gathering to show their support.

Remembrance Sunday 2016 was particularly significant as it took place during the centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, July 1st-November 18th 1916, the largest battle of the First World War on the Western front.  Twenty-four men from in and around Coleshill died during this battle and were remembered during the wreath laying and the roll of honour by all present, including relatives of some of the fallen still living in Coleshill and the surrounding areas today.

It takes a great many people to organise the remembrance parade and church service and my sincere thanks go out to everyone involved: to Roy Charlesworth and all at the Coleshill branch of the Royal British Legion for organising the parade and poppies which lined the streets and adorned each shop window; to Coleshill Parish Church, the Reverend Nick Parker for delivering a poignant and thought-provoking service and the wider church ensemble and congregation for being gracious hosts; to Coleshill Town Band for leading the parade with dignity; to my Sergeant At Arms, Simon Toon, for his assistance in organising the parade and his knowledge of ceremonial protocols; to the uniformed organisations, their standard-bearers and leaders, 1st Coleshill Brownies, 5th Coleshill Brownies, Water Orton Scouts, Coleshill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, Shard End Sea Cadets, 2504 Sqn Air Training Corps and the Girl’s and Boy’s Brigades; to the Marshals who kindly volunteered to help with the road closures, standing guard to ensure the safe passage of the parade; to the MER for providing the lead and rear cars and first aid assistance; to Coleshill Primary School for allowing the parade to muster and disband from the school grounds; to Town Clerk, Colin Greatorex, and all officers and staff of Coleshill Town Council who ably assisted with the organisation of the event, and finally thanks to the people of Coleshill for always supporting the parade.

Cllr Mrs. Sue Wallace

Town Mayor

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Pop-up Christmas Cinema at Coleshill Town Hall

Bear Paw Productions will be bringing back some cinema magic in the lead up to Christmas 2016. Throughout December we will be screening some of the most loved Christmas film at Coleshill Town Hall.
The Town Hall will be transformed into an amazing venue based on the theme of each film. Every evening will bring a little piece of Christmas magic and we would love you to be a part of it.

Events are being held each evening on the following dates:
Friday 2nd December – The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (raising money for Make-A-Wish UK)
Friday 9th December – Elf (raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital)
Friday 16th December – Love Actually (Raising money for British Heart Foundation)
Friday 23rd December – The Polar Express (Raising money for Air Ambulance)

Doors open at 6.30pm with the film starting around 7pm.

For the last 2 screenings Coleshill Town Band will be playing traditional Christmas carols and you take your seats to add a little more magic to your night.

Food & drink will be available to purchase on the night, including mulled wine, beer, hot chocolate, red & white wine, Bailey’s, popcorn, sweets, mince pies, gingerbread biscuits etc.

The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (PG)

Our first screening follows the magical story of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe’. Be prepared to wonder through our very own wardrobe full of fur coats into a winter woodland scene. Inside you’ll be able to dress up as some of the characters at our very special photobooth, grab a delicious hot chocolate and a bag of homemade popcorn, then find your seats among the snow.

Elf (PG)

The brilliant comedy ‘Elf’ staring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel will be shown on our big screen this December. Don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggins and miss out on tickets for this one. Just like Buddy we can’t help but make amazing amounts of decorations for Chirstmas. So Coleshill Town Hall will be covered in paper snowflakes, giant sweets and Christmas trees.

Love Actually (15)

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without watching the stories of eight very different couples in the lead up to Christmas Day. ‘Love Actually’ is the must see romantic comedy of the season. Coleshill Town Band will be playing some traditional carols as you collect your tickets, purchase some snacks and find your seats in the snow. It’s going to be a festive night for couples, friends and family.

The Polar Express (U)

Finally our festive season will end with a magical journey to the North Pole on ‘The Polar Express’. So get your pyjamas and onesies at the ready as we discover the sound of the Christmas bells and remember to never stop believing!

Link to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/bearpawproductionsuk/

Link to the website where you can order tickets:

https://bearpawproductions.wordpress.com/

Mum2mum market comes to Coleshill Town Hall

DRAGON’S DEN BACKED MUM2MUM MARKET LAUNCHES IN COLESHILL – 26 June  2-4pm

Mum2mum market nearly new sales provide an opportunity for parents to make money selling on their outgrown baby clothes and equipment to other families.

With over 20 stalls the market offers a huge choice of pre-loved baby and children’s items at a fraction of the high street price, where  buyers can make serious savings.  Goods for sale range from large items such as designer prams, large toys and cots to toys, books, baby equipment and clothes from newborn to age six.

Click on the event on facebook for sale previews: https://www.facebook.com/events/1726187787653960/

Admission is £2 on the door, kids are free, and admission for the last half hour of the sale is free.   Refreshments will be available on the day and exclusive discounts are on offer from baby/children’s photographer Images by SJ Baldock.

For more information about Mum2mum Market and for details of how to book a stall, please visit www.mum2mummarket.co.ukmum2mum

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Afternoon Tea hosted by Coleshill Remembers

On Saturday 23rd May the Town Hall was filled with Coleshill residents past and present enjoying Afternoon Tea hosted by Coleshill Remembers. The event was organised to bring together families with a connection to the Great War in Coleshill so that Coleshill Remembers could document and collate their histories.

Guests were invited to spend the afternoon sharing family stories of local men who served in WW1, the daily lives of those who stayed behind, and the work of those who volunteered to help in local convalescent hospitals for wounded servicemen.

Displays were presented showing the research completed so far by Coleshill Remembers, complemented by photographs from the Coleshill & District Civic Society archives and artwork produced by pupils at The Coleshill School.

One of the organisers, Dr Jane Veevers, described the afternoon as

“a great success thanks to the hard work of everyone involved and the many guests who attended to share their stories.”

If anyone was unable to attend but is interested in the Coleshill Remembers WW1 project, please get in touch via the website (www.coleshillremembers.co.uk) or by telephone on 01675 463326. We’d love to hear from you.