NEWS (November 2022): The Kinver Light Railway/Spring Teaser Answer

The Kinver Light Railway

The next meeting of the Society takes place on Thursday 10th November at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew's Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Dr Paul Collins the well-known Black Country transport enthusiast and author of over twenty heritage linked books.

Paul will be sharing his passion for trams by taking us on a four miles journey from Amblecote to Kinver. The unique tramway operated for thirty years at the beginning of the C20th.

Everyone is invited on aboard for a 'trip' to The Edge in a presentation of past and present images of the line.

Everyone is asked to pay £2 – exact amount appreciated.

2022 – Spring Teaser

We asked if you could head off and find the location for a tribute to an industrial pioneer (and name him).

The Abraham Darby The First memorial is at the junction in Woodsetton where Sedgley Road joins the Birmingham New Road. It was erected in 2021 to the 'Father of the Industrial Revolution'. He was born in the Wrens Nest area of Woodsetton in 1678 and is acknowledged as the first person to successfully use coke in the production of cast iron. Abraham did this in a furnace in Coalbrookdale in 1709. (The picture shows the head of one of six furnace workers depicted in the sculpture.)

2022 Spring Autumn Teaser