NEWS (October 2005): Newsflash (ish) and The Andrew Barnett Memorial Lecture

Newsflash (ish)

Could there be a link between Woodsetton and Ironbridge?

The Andrew Barnett Memorial Lecture

The sixteenth Lecture takes place on Thursday 13th October at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.

The speaker is Robert Earnshaw, a Warden at the Wren's Nest National Nature Reserve. His illustrated talk, The Geological and Industrial Past of the Wren's Nest, covers the area's rock formations and man's use of the rich mineral deposits. It was the UK’s first geological NNR in 1956 and next year’s 50th Anniversary will be celebrated with organised walks, activity trails, souvenirs, a calendar and a host of yet to be announced events.

The talk is one of the highlights of the Society’s 2005/2006 programme and an opportunity to hear about Dudley's internationally acclaimed natural feature thought by many to be worthy of World Heritage status.

As usual visitors are invited to come along. Individual talks cost £1 or a full year’s membership is a bargain at £4.

[Andrew Barnett: 1909 - 1989 ~ Headteacher of Redhall Junior School in Lower Gornal, founder member of the Society and keen researcher of Sedgley Manor’s history. "Barnett's History of Sedgley" is available in local libraries.]