NEWS (January 2007): Shops in Sedgley/Autumn Teaser Result

Shops in Sedgley - Memories of the 1940s and 1950s

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 11th January 2007 at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.

Members and visitors are invited to come along and share their memories of shops, shopkeepers and shopping in the 40s and 50s. The Society is keen to see photographs, adverts and memorabilia from those years with the intention of producing a booklet on the village centre’s pre-supermarket era.

These open evenings usually turn up rarely seen items from family collections as well as providing a chance to recall stories about past events and well known characters.

Start the New Year by sharing your memories and ‘treasures’ at this friendly gathering. It’s an ideal evening to reminisce about shillings & pence, feet & inches; pounds & ounces, and gallons & quarts!!

Autumn Teaser Result

Autumn Teaser

This is arguably the oldest cast iron gate post still standing in the Manor - put up around 1824 in the reign of George IV, the monarch responsible for building the Brighton Pavilion. The gateway opened onto the drive of an important house, but which one?

Martin Reeves led the queue to name the house – Ellowes Hall in Lower Gornal. The decorated post still guards the old coach road off Moden Hill. Some rusty railings are intact, but the cast iron gates, lodge and Hall have long gone.