Autumn talks postponed, but Geopark success for the Black Country

Autumn talks postponed

The continued disruption to everyday life caused by Covid-19 has impacted on all social activities and meetings.

The 2020/21 programme of talks will now begin in January 2021.

Until then take care and stay safe.

2020 – Summer Teaser

Demolition can leave behind some tell tail fragments. Here a wall is the clue. Send us an email naming the long gone building once behind the wall.

2020 Summer Teaser

Black Country Geopark

In July 2020 UNESCO announced an area within the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton would be designated as a Global Geopark.

Initially forty Geosites are highlighted including six locations in Sedgley Manor - Wren's Nest NNR, Cotwall End LNR, Sedgley Beacon, Castle Hill Zoo & Woodland, Coseley Canal Cutting & Tunnel and Holloway Street Sandstone Quarries, Upper Gornal. All have free public access except the Zoo & Castle .

Check out the full story and details of all the Geosites.

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!