As before, the captions bring to life this ever popular way of presenting local history. Trevor Genge, one of the Black Country’s leading local historians, has put together another fine collection of black and white photographs including a chapter on the Cannon iron foundry. Some fascinating information surrounds the many photographs. The Woodsetton born ironmaster sets out his account of smelting iron using ‘pit-coale’ or ‘sea-coale’.As usual they are brought to life with informative captions recalling people, places and events. Later edition updated with a new collection of photographs and commentary. The author describes the book as 'a pot-pourri of Sedgley & Gornal horticultural history'. This is a truly remarkable record now reprinted from Bagnall’s 1854 edition and available from The Kates Hill Press, Dudley. Usually the site is associated with Dudley, but Sedgley Manor looms large in its past.
Please note that some of the other sites listed under the local history section below (such as Sedgleymanor.com) also carry genealogical information. This second selection of over 100 original pen & ink sketches includes notes on churches, the nail trade, local families, education and so on. However, from his extensive notes Trevor Genge edited enough material to reflect Andrew's fine contribution to local history. The book was an immediate sell out in the Sutton series 'Britain in Old Photographs'. Another comprehensive collection of black and white photographs with detailed captions. Following a now familiar pattern with sections on schools, churches, public houses, shops etc.If you want to suggest a resource (book, web site or something else maybe) that we haven't yet referenced, we'd be pleased to hear from you. Check out our Educational Resources page aimed at supporting the teaching of our local history. the wealth of material available covers all aspects of village life.The meticulously researched and annotated text is supported by over 200 illustrations making this book a goldmine for local historians and a fascinating read for residents.Copies available from Dudley Art Gallery, Dudley libraries and Black Country Living Museum.'s Charlotte Dawson has somehow got even more outrageous than asking her date to show his bum.
Last night's (September 7) episode saw Charlotte go on a date with Shauny from the mixer and all was going well until she spotted the waiter, who she proceeded to have a shot with while Shauny was in the toilet.The judge, who is based in Wolverhampton, said the children were all under five and could not be identified.She said social services bosses at Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council had asked her to make decisions about the children's future.A blow by blow account of Sedgley Urban District Council’s post First World War house building programme in Sedgley, Upper Gornal and Lower Gornal.Intriguing details are drawn from Council records, newspaper reports, archives etc. Reference copy in Dudley Archives, Mount Pleasant, Coseley.Please note that genealogy isn't a prime interest of SLHS - it's a huge specialist area in it's own right.