Summer teaser worth a bet!

2024 – Summer Teaser

A black horse in an unusual place! What's the story?

Send an email if you can unravel the tale.

2024 Summer 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!

2024 – Spring Teaser - Answer

These houses were standing until the 1970s.

We asked if you could name the street and find out what is happening there today.

The houses stood on the south side of Bilston Street (A463) in Sedgley near the junction with High Street. The photograph was taken in July 1971. The left hand block was the oldest with a date stone inscribed 'Built 1845'. The row was demolished in the late 1970s.

When this area was cleared Dudley MBC used the land to build a prefabricated Estate Office. At the time of writing (June 2024) it is part of a much larger site under development for an Aldi store due to open in October 2024.

2024 Spring Teaser

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.