NEWS (May 2023): Picture Postcards from the Black Country / Spring Teaser Answer

Picture Postcards from the Black Country

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 11th May at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew's Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.

The very short Annual General Meeting is followed by a presentation - Picture Postcards from the Black Country.

Ian Bott, the ever popular Wednesbury based local historian and author, will be presenting an illustrated talk drawing from his extensive collection of Black Country memorabilia.

His slide show is a miscellany of evocative Black Country images selected from the once popular medium of postcards.

In 1870 the Post Office introduced blank cards - pictures followed twenty-four years later. The early years of the C20th saw Black Country folk not only sending cards from their holiday resort, but also receiving cards from home with pictures of local views! This appetite for images left a countrywide legacy for archivists and collectors to examine.

The evening is a must for photographers, picture postcard fanatics and history buffs. A great opportunity to see the sepia snaps of yesteryear.

Admission is £2 – exact amount appreciated.

2023 – Spring Teaser Answer

We asked for the location and name of this Victorian property, which was in the news.

Built in 1877/78 the Sedgley Board School in Ash Road on the Coseley/Bradley border carries the name Daisy Bank Schools. During 2023 demolition was in the air. Sedgley LHS filed a request for the stone carved names and foundation stone to be preserved.

2023 Spring Teaser