NEWS (March 2022): Over and Under the Rowley Hills / Winter Teaser Answer

Over and Under the Rowley Hills

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 10th March at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew's Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Rob Broadbent who is well acquainted with the scenery and history of the Rowley Hills.

Rob takes us on a tour highlighting landmarks and quarries above ground and the Victorian era Netherton Canal Tunnel beneath.

The evening is a chance to hear about the highest ground in the West Midlands, Rowley Rag and the Pepper Pots!

Visitors are asked to pay £2 – exact amount appreciated. Wearing a mask is a personal choice.

2022 – Winter Teaser Answer

We asked if you could name this pub and the street where it can be found.

The Chapel House in Ruiton Street was opened c.1830 and carried the name until around 1880 when it became the Miners Arms. Holden's Brewery purchased the pub in 1949 and reverted to the original name in 2013.

Before local Methodists built their places of worship meetings took place in cottages and public houses. In this way the Lower Gornal cottage would have soon been referred to as "the chapel house". (In 1841 Five Ways chapel was built a few yards away.)

2022 Winter Teaser