I joined the local history society in 1990, I found that one of the items that they had was a transcript of the Burial register of St Johns Church. As I was the postman at the Church I decided that when I retired I would transcribe the Baptism and Marriage registers – this is what I am doing at the moment.
There are many entries of interest, but two are regarding Aston Villa Players:
- the Marriage of Joseph Henry Hampton (known as Happy Harry Hampton) in 1906 (EP 18/2/3/4)
- the Burial of Thomas Edgar Ball (known as Tommy Ball, the first Footballer to be murdered in England) in 1923 (EP 18/2/4/4)
With special thanks for this article to: Roger Henney