Stagecoach Inns to Indian Cuisine
The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 9th May at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.
The very short Annual General Meeting is followed by a talk – Stagecoach Inns to Indian Cuisine.The speaker is Samantha Badger, winner of the 2012 Wolverhampton Local History Symposium, with her presentation tracing the history of eating out and takeaways in Wolverhampton. Diligent research unearthed great stories from 1800 to 1970. On the way expect pies, fish and chips and the advent of more exotic foods.
Sam will be serving up a feast of historical titbits in what promises to be a most enjoyable evening.
As usual visitors are invited to come along. Individual talks cost £1.
2013 Winter Teaser
The remains of Sedgley Manor’s rich industrial past can still be found as shown in the above photo. We asked where is the site and what happened here?
The photograph shows the lime kilns on the west side of Wren’s Nest Hill and originally reached from Highland Road by a much longer Limepit Lane. Two still exist from a bank of at least four. The kilns were charged from the top with alternate layers of coal and limestone. Burning took place over several days at a temperature near 1000°C. The lime (quicklime) was drawn off at the base and transported away to be used extensively as a field fertiliser and in the building trade as a mixer.
The kilns are all that remains from a lime works built in the mid-1800s. They were in use until 1935 although extraction of limestone from the Hill ceased in 1924 necessitating the use of stone from Much Wenlock in the final years of operation.
2013 Spring Teaser
Land reclamation is not a new idea so what’s behind these gates? Send an email with your answer.
The SLHS 2012 / 2013 Programme
The 2012/2013 Programme is now available as a PDF.
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Sedgley Local History Society [SLHS]
Sedgley Local History Society [SLHS] is a Black Country group based in the village of Sedgley, which is situated at the northern tip of Dudley Metropolitan Borough and just 3 miles south of the centre of Wolverhampton.
Here, the heritage of the Manor of Sedgley, in south Staffordshire, is focused through its nine villages - Sedgley, Gospel End, Cotwall End, Upper Gornal, Lower Gornal, Woodsetton, Coseley, Ettingshall and Brierley. A history of people, places and events.
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