The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 13th
May 2010 at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street,
The short Annual General Meeting is followed by a presentation - The
Mark Cooper, secretary of the Bowmen of England Archers, is
telling the story of a famous English weapon of war and bringing along
modern longbows and arrows. This promises to be a fascinating evening
and should hit the target with members and visitors. Find out more
about the Bowmen
of England Archers
As usual visitors are invited to come along – cost £1.
2010 Spring Teaser
We asked if you could identify the location of this postcard scene
from just outside the Sedgley Manor boundary (a
stark reminder of damage caused by industrial activity in the C19th and
The postcard, from around 1900, shows Himley’s Siden House [an old Black Country name for sunken house], earlier known as the Glynne Arms [after Sir Stephen the landowner] and today called The Crooked House. Built in 1765 [a disputed date] as a farmhouse it acquired its tilt in the mid C19th when coalmine workings collapsed. Life as a pub started around 1850.