NEWS (September 2005): 2005/2006 Season Talk I

NEW SEASON: For A Glass Of Clean Water

Sedgley Local History Society's new season of talks begins on Thursday 8th September 2005 at 7:30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.

Trevor Genge has culled the archives to tell the story of how clean water was brought to the Black Country. His illustrated talk promises nauseating statistics, bizarre information and humorous anecdotes as the fight to pipe a decent supply into overcrowded communities was undertaken.

Cholera outbreaks in the C19th concentrated the minds of local politicians. Today we take drinking water for granted. In Victorian times the solution was not so simple. Hear the tale from the Manor's top historian.

Visitors are always welcome - don't hesitate to drop us a line if you've any questions.