NEWS (May 2018): Made in the Black Country / Spring Teaser

Made in the Black Country

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 10th May at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.

The very short Annual General Meeting is followed by a presentation – Made in the Black Country.

The speaker is Chris Smith, local history author and editor of the community magazine Village Voice.

Chris’s passion for delving into the archives promises to make this a very entertaining evening. Stories cover the familiar as well as the less well-known items manufactured by the skilled workers living in our towns and villages.

As usual visitors are invited to come along – cost 1.

2018 – Spring Teaser

There was a surge in church building in the early decades of the C19th as the government eased restrictions on creating new parishes and made a considerable contribution to Church of England funds. Money was allocated throughout the country by the Church Building Commissioners. 

We asked you to name this new church in Sedgley Manor that received nearly 9,000.

Christ Church in Coseley was opened for worship in 1830. This Lady Chapel was created in 1888, altered in 1897 and refined into its present configuration in 1910. The influence of the pre-Raphaelite movement is much in evidence.

2018 Spring Teaser