NEWS (October 2017): 2017 Barnett–Genge Lecture: Looking at Shops

Looking at Shops

The third Andrew Barnett & Trevor Genge Memorial Lecture takes place on Thursday 12th October at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Ned Williams the well-respected Black Country historian and author of over fifty books.

Ned’s presentation, Looking at Shops, will offer some ‘retail therapy’ as he recalls Black Country shopping from corner shops to department stores. Famous names and shop fronts abound in this trip down memory lane. An evening of nostalgia is promised.

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.

[Schoolteachers, Andrew Barnett and Trevor Genge were co-founders of the Society in 1984. Andrew launched the Sedgley Local History Museum (closed 2004) and Trevor published five books on the Sedgley Manor villages. Both were avid researchers and staunch supporters of conservation projects.]