Bringing Dudley Castle's history alive at the March meeting !

The History of Dudley Castle

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 14th March at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.

The speaker is Max Keen with his unique approach to events in British history.

Max’s illustrated talk follows the heroes and villains of Dudley Castle from 1071 to 1933 with its sieges, political intrigues, royal visits, ghosts and great fires. Meet Max in medieval and Civil War costumes as he takes us through centuries of castle life.

A ‘dramatic’ evening – not to be missed.

As usual visitors are invited to come along – cost 2.

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!

2019 – Winter Teaser

This brand new public war memorial was dedicated in time for the Remembrance Service in November 2018.

Send an email naming the location.

2019 Winter 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.