Stretch your legs in the grounds of Himley Hall, then pop indoors to see two cracking exhibitions.
Artist Geoff Tristram describes himself as ‘artist, cartoonist and comedy writer’. This exhibition features every aspect of his work – from cats and classic portraits to politicians and snooker players. It is impossible to leave the room without a big smile on your face – the cartoons for Ravensburger puzzles are a hoot and the books are hilarious. The show is titled Forty years watching paint dry! Enjoy.
Next door The Earl of Dudley Estate: Eight Centuries of History showcases archive material from the Earl of Dudley Estate Collection which has recently been fully catalogued with the aid of a national grant. Of particular interest is the development of the Himley site from moated manor house to today’s Palladian style mansion.
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The SLHS 2013 / 2014 Programme
The 2013/2014 Programme is now available as a PDF.
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Sedgley Journal No. 7
The Society’s latest occasional news-sheet covers local flags and workhouses.
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.
us if you have any comments, suggestions, contributions or
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.)
2014 Spring Teaser - Answer
This structure, with a roof the size of West Bromwich Albion’s
football pitch, is nearly ninety years old. Discover its purpose and
The Shavers End [Number Two] reservoir was built at a cost of £41,000 on the west side of Limepit Lane and came into service in 1928. Constructed in concrete and steel, it holds around seven million gallons and the top water level is 743 feet above sea level. At least two windmills have stood in Shaver’s End.