Stourbridge crystal open meet

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STOURBRIDGE SWIMMING CLUB. CRYSTAL OPEN MEET. WOLVERHAMPTON CENTRAL BATHS. Programme of Events. Saturday 23rd March Crystal Open Meet Entry is now open to our Crystal Open Meet which will take place in March Entry details can be found under the events tab, Crystal. 15th: Closing date for BSC Open Meet entries. 16th/17th 20th/21st Boldmere SC Levels 2&3 Open Meet 9th: Stourbridge Crystal Open.

Fun for kids of all ages at Stourbridge's Crystal Leisure Centre this half term

Open age swimmers Laura Cranshaw, in freestyle and breaststroke, and Paul Wilkes, in freestyle and butterfly, were double winners and there was also a double win for 11 year old Braiden Hartles in freestyle and butterfly. In the 15 year old age group Rob Stanley took a fine first in m freestyle and added a second place in backstroke.

stourbridge crystal open meet

The other individual winners on the night were Amelia Tompkin and Ricky Monk in the 11 year old breaststroke and Dan Ruckwood in the open backstroke. Second places were taken by Dan Bridgman 11 yr backstrokeSophie Bridgman 13 yr butterfly and freestyle and Rachael Fellows open butterfly. Against a strong Worcester A team Redditch finished second in seven of the eight relay events but kept a superb win for the last event of the night — the open age freestyle relay where Rachael Fellows, Craig Newton, Suzanne Britt, Dan Ruckwood, Laura Cranshaw and Paul Wilkes finished the evening in great style.

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stourbridge crystal open meet

Stratford Sharks 99, 5. Club captainPaul Wilkes took the award for the Senior Sports Personality of the year after another successful season, becoming County Champion in the 50 and m butterfly and m freestyle and unbeaten in individual races for the club. Chris has picked up this role with results that speak for themselves. Another was John Northwoodand his son Harry C.

stourbridge crystal open meet

One of the most accomplished glasscutters was George Woodallwhose campaign led to the building of the Wordsley School of Art. The ' Red House Glassworks ', a foot high glassmaking cone, survives and has recently been restored. Lead-crystal cut-glass from Wordsley's heyday is now rare and collectable. Glassworking continued in the area, albeit at a reduced scale, until the s.

Wordsley was the headquarters of the Royal seedsmen, Webbs of Wordsley.

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Their grounds covered thousands of acres. A Workhouse was opened at Wordsley in and became fully operational inbecoming a military hospital during World War I — but became Wordsley Hospitala civilian hospital, after the end of World War II in The buildings had been extended during its time as a military hospital but it was further expanded afterwards, the final extension being a state-of-the-art maternity unit that opened in However, the hospital closed in with its services being moved to an expanded Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.

Most of the buildings were demolished in to make way for housing, but parts of the hospital were saved for conversion into housing.

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These include the chapel and the old workhouse buildings. Construction had begun following the donation of land from the Earl of Dudley. The building was designed by architect Lewis Vulliamy.

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This replaced the ancient parish church at Kingswinfordwhich was reopened ininitially as a chapel of ease. Much of the historic fabric of the village has been subject to demolition over the decades.

Victorian terraced housing, shops and glassworker cottages - now so valued elsewhere - were replaced en masse by large housing estates built either in the s modernist style or the s Barratt style.

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Village buildings that were formerly highly notable fine relics of the Victorian and Edwardian era, such as the Wordsley Hospital and the Wordsley School of Art, have recently been demolished or redeveloped.

Wordsley Hospital closed inwith its functions being transferred to Russells Hall Hospital. Some of the less significant buildings were demolished inbut most of the older buildings are being refurbished and incorporated into the new housing development.

The fine Wordsley School of Art, built in had fallen into disrepair and was demolished at the end of