NEWS (October 2012): Upstairs, Downstairs/Coseley Scouts

Upstairs, Downstairs

The twenty-third Andrew Barnett Memorial Lecture takes place on Thursday 11th October at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Patricia Boyd, a favourite with local history groups and much in demand.

She is talking about the real world of the Victorian servants – forget Downton Abbey come and find out how staff ‘in service’ worked in the ‘big houses’.

Patricia is a gem of a speaker and certain to inform and entertain with tales and anecdotes. Do come along and bring your friends.

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.

[Andrew Barnett: 1909 – 1989 Headteacher of Red Hall Junior School in Lower Gornal, co-founder of the Society and keen researcher of Sedgley Manor’s history. Barnett’s History of Sedgley is available in local libraries.]

Coseley Scouts Centenary

This year 1st Coseley celebrates a 100 years of scouting. The September reunion will include a display of old photographs and memorabilia. However, the group are struggling to put together their history. They would appreciate help with pictures, artefacts, newspaper cuttings and information about the Bayer Street headquarters.

If you can assist, please email 1st Coseley Scouts.