NEWS (March 2006): Spring Round Up

Trains and Trams

The next meeting of the Society takes place on WEDNESDAY 8th March 2006 at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.

Dr Paul Collins, the well known local historian and rail enthusiast, will be sharing his passion for trains and trams with a talk and slide show covering the Black Country and beyond. This is a celebration of C20th travel – an evening of pure nostalgia.

Paul has written over fifteen heritage-linked books and has an outstanding collection of pictures and slides used to illustrate his material and presentations.

As usual visitors are invited to come along - admission £1. Full membership of the Society costs £4 and gives free access to the programme of talks.

Summer Teaser Result

Summer Teaser

The question was: "The Manor's buildings have become extremely well known through Trevor Genge's five books. However, this 2005 photograph might cause some head scratching. Where is it? The Victorian building has an interesting past. Can you help the Society with dates & uses?"

Our regular eagle eye, George Cox, was the only person to identify the old Victorian National School in Temple Street, Lower Gornal. Today it is the headquarters of 2nd Lower Gornal (St. James) Scout Group. In the early part of the C20th, as Church House, it housed local curates.

Winter in the Manor

Summer Teaser

The last few days of 2000 saw the Manor carpeted with snow. There has been nothing like it since. Will the five year spell be broken in the coming days? [This seasonal shot was taken in Sedgley's Vicar Street Garden in December 2000].