Cavalier Dogs and Roundhead Rogues
The twenty-fifth Andrew Barnett Memorial Lecture takes place on Thursday 9th October at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Mary Bodfish, a favourite with local history groups and Chairman of Smethwick Local History Society.
Mary’s illustrated talk portrays the family tensions caused by the English Civil War as it ebbed and flowed around Birmingham (‘battle’ in April 1643), Wolverhampton, Walsall and Dudley (castle sieges in 1644 & ‘46) – local people took sides and there was much upheaval and damage.
Do come along and bring your friends.
As usual visitors are invited to come along. Individual talks cost £1. Annual membership of the Society costs £5 and gives free access to the programme of talks.
[Andrew Barnett (1909 – 1989) ~ Headteacher of Red Hall Junior School in Lower Gornal, co-founder of the Society and keen researcher of Sedgley Manor’s history. Barnett’s History of Sedgley is available in local libraries.]
The SLHS 2014 / 2015 Programme
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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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2014 Summer Teaser
The arms of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council were granted in June 1975. There are elements from the old County Borough arms as well as from the different authorities subsumed into the ‘new’ Dudley.
If you can identify the symbols from the Urban Districts of
Sedgley and Coseley send an email.
(And give yourself a pat on the back
if you know the location of the tiles.)