Winter teaser answer and a terrace to ponder for the spring

2024 – Spring Teaser

These houses were standing until the 1970s.

Send an email if you can name the street and find out what is happening there today.

2024 Spring Teaser

The SLHS 2023 / 2024 Programme

The 2023/2024 Programme promises a season of informative and stimulating talks from local experts.

Take your pick from presentations covering body snatchers, entertainment venues, local films, working in coal mines, life and times of Nelson and, in May, the Windrush Generation in Walsall ... hopefully there's something for everyone.

Meetings take place at St. Andrew's Church on Bilston Street in Sedgley, and are scheduled for Oct / Nov 2023 and Jan / Feb/ Mar / May 2024. The Society is very friendly and, as always, visitors will be most welcome.

Sedgley Heritage Trails

During 2019 two trails were researched covering nearly forty places of interest within easy walking distance of Sedgley Bull Ring.

A leaflet was then prepared by Sedgley Evening Townswomen's Guild with support from Sedgley People's Archive and Sedgley Local History Society. There was specialist help and advice from Dudley MBC who printed the final version.

The trails can be followed using the street map alongside notes and pictures.

Follow this link to download a copy of the leaflet and enjoy the trails.

2024 – Winter Teaser Answer

This was a scene in Hurst Hill in February 2009. The recreation ground attracted the usual winter activities.

We asked if you could find the actual location and proper name.

The King George V recreation ground is on the east side of Horace Street, Hurst Hill, Coseley.

The steep slope leads to a grass football pitch.

It became a protected area in 1957 as part of King George's Fields a lasting memorial to King George V. He was Patron of the National Playing Fields Association from 1933 until his death in 1936. In 2008 the Association was renamed Fields in Trust. About 2,900 spaces are protected in perpetuity.

2024 Winter Teaser

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!