NEWS (February 2012): Hackwood’s Wednesbury

Hackwood’s Wednesbury

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 9th February 2012 at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Ian Bott, well-known Wednesbury local historian, writer and collector of Black Country stories.

His illustrated talk celebrates the life and hometown of an influential Black Country and Staffordshire historian, Frederick William Hackwood. He is of particular interest to the Society as author of Sedgley Researches [1898]. The book is still highly regarded by today’s researchers.

The evening will appeal to all who cherish Hackwood’s legacy of nearly thirty books on local history and wish to see images of the village in which he was born and began his career as a schoolteacher.

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