NEWS (February 2011): Time Gentlemen Please! – A Gallery of Pub Signs/Winter Walks

Time Gentlemen Please! – A Gallery of Pub Signs

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 10th February 2011 at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Ian Bott a well known Wednesbury local historian, writer and collector of Black Country stories. His slide show is a miscellany of evocative images of pub signs from near and far as Ian celebrates the centuries old tradition of naming inns.

Sedgley Manor gems include the Crooked House, the Stump, the Painters Arms and Jolly Crispin as well as the ubiquitous Red Lions, Swans and Bushes. The history of the name of your favourite pub is bound to be explained.

The evening is a must for history buffs and pub trivia aficionados – indeed for anyone who has passed a pleasant hour or two soaking up the atmosphere of a hostelry.

As usual visitors are invited to come along – cost £1

Winter Walks

It’s tempting to survey winter scenery from the warmth of a centrally heated room or the comfort of a climate-controlled car. Yet a stroll in the Manor will burn off those extra calories and allow you to see some stunning Black Country vistas.


The photograph shows the Turls Hill bridleway restored in 2009. Take the chance to dawdle along a lane at least 400 years old joining 'Upper Sedgley' and 'Lower Sedgley'.

Wrap up warm, put on suitable footwear and hit the trail to discover the Manor’s rural delights.

Turls Hill bridleway