NEWS (November 2019): The Life and Legacy of Eliza Tinsley – Black Country Nail Mistress

The Life and Legacy of Eliza Tinsley – Black Country Nail Mistress

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 14th November at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Rebecca Wilton a costumed demonstrator at the Black Country Living Museum with a strong interest in canal history and the role of women in industry.

Rebecca has recently researched Eliza Tinsley the Victorian entrepreneur who lived in Sedgley at The Limes. On the death of her husband this amazing lady ran his nail and chain making business for over 20 years. She became a byword in Black Country industry and even today a Wednesbury firm bears her name.

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.

NOTE – This presentation is a change from the printed programme.