NEWS (October 2019): 2019 Barnett-Genge Lecture: The Restoration of Bilston Town Hall /  Summer Teaser

The Restoration of Bilston Town Hall

The fifth Andrew Barnett & Trevor Genge Memorial Lecture takes place on Thursday 10th October at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley. The speaker is Keith Hodgkins chairman of Tipton Civic Society and passionate Black Country heritage campaigner.

Keith was project manager for the restoration of Bilston’s Grade II Victorian building. Over two million pounds was spent between 2005 and the reopening in September 2008.

This is the inside story of how work progressed on a civic building with a fascinating history – discoveries made and problems solved.

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.

[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.]

2019 – Summer Teaser

We asked if you could tell us the purpose behind this metal post that can be found in Highfields Road, Coseley.

The cast iron post is thought to mark the boundary between parishes. The ‘S’ for Sedgley and on the face opposite ‘B’ for Bilston. It is possible the boundary was also between two urban district councils.

2019 Summer Teaser