NEWS (November 2014): Black Country Zeppelin Raid

Black Country Zeppelin Raid

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 13th November at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Derek Nicholls a local historian from Tipton.

Derek has spent 18 months researching the deadly raid on Tipton, Bradley, Wednesbury and Walsall in January 1916 inflicted by a Zeppelin that had lost its way.

(With stalemate on the Western Front Zeppelin raids started in January 1915 with bombs dropped on King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth. During WW1 about 50 raids were made on Britain killing over 500 civilians and injuring over 1,300.)

As usual visitors are invited to come along – admission £1. Annual membership of the Society costs £5 and gives free access to the programme of talks.