Seasonal Greetings from Sedgley's Nine Villages

Black Country Chapels

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 8th November at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Ned Williams the popular Black Country historian and author of over fifty books.

Ned has selected images from his three books celebrating non-conformist places of worship. Stories abound in this look at the rich heritage of chapel life in our towns and villages.

An evening of fond memories is promised.

As usual visitors are invited to come along – admission 2. Annual membership of the Society costs 5 and gives free access to the programme of talks.

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.

Please contact us if you have any comments, suggestions, contributions or questions.

Please note that genealogy isn't a prime interest of SLHS - it's a huge specialist area in its own right. We provide a list of useful sites on our genealogy links page that will help you to begin your research, however if you have a specific query drop us a line!

2018 – Autumn Teaser

Thomas Barratt was one of the bravest of the brave. Where was he born and what was his story?

Send an email with your answers.

2018 Autumn Teaser

The SLHS 2018 / 2019 Programme

The 2018/2019 Programme promises another set of informative and stimulating talks from local experts. Returning favourites Ned Williams and Ian Bott will be covering chapels and Frederick Hackwood, an influential Black Country historian. In March the irrepressible Max Keen will appear in many guises to tell the story of Dudley Castle.

Meetings take place at St. Andrew's Church on Bilston Street in Sedgely, and are scheduled for Sept/Oct/Nov 2018 and Jan/Feb/ Mar/May 2019. The society is very friendly and, as always, visitors will be most welcome.