NEWS (November 2018): Black Country Chapels / Autumn Teaser Answer

Black Country Chapels

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 8th November at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Ned Williams the popular Black Country historian and author of over fifty books.

Ned has selected images from his three books celebrating non-conformist places of worship. Stories abound in this look at the rich heritage of chapel life in our towns and villages.

An evening of fond memories is promised.

As usual visitors are invited to come along – admission 2. Annual membership of the Society costs 5 and gives free access to the programme of talks.

2018 – Autumn Teaser

Thomas Barratt was one of the bravest of the brave. Where was he born and what was his story?

In July 2017 this memorial plaque was placed on The Green (Roseville Gardens) opposite Silver Jubilee Park, Coseley.

Thomas Barratt was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. He was born at 9 Foundry Street, Coseley on May 5th 1895. (The street, now a cul-de-sac, still exists.)

The full story is here on the Comprehensive Guide to the Victoria & George Cross.

2018 Autumn Teaser