NEWS (January 2023): Autumn Teaser Answer

Beyond the red car and truck on the opposite side of the road is open ground in School Street, Coseley. Until 1968 it was the site of a very important building. We asked if you could name the premises.

The offices of Coseley District Council,(later known as Coseley Urban District Council), faced onto Green Street. Opened in 1895, the two storey administrative centre housed a council chamber, committee rooms, offices and a mortuary. Eventually a fire station was added.

Coseley U.D.C., one of the largest in England, was a prolific builder of council houses, schools and even one swimming pool.

Coseley Council House closed in April 1966 on the formation of an expanded Dudley Borough. Two years later no trace of the civic building could be seen.

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