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Article/Information Date Comments
Sedgley, The Official Handbook 18 Mar 2012 Circa 1930s. Contains brief history of town as well as business adverts
Sedgley in a Nutshell 2 Sep 2011 Downloadable formats added
(Kindly transcribed by Ray Battersby)
Thomas BARRATT VC 31 May 2011 New picture of Thomas added
Cannon Industries Page 24 May 2011 Addittions to 'Sport Section' and a 'Transport Section' added
1844 Tithe Map of Sedgley 24 Sep 2010 Kindly supplied by David Harrison and Paul Wakelam
Updated Trams page 12 Mar 2009 Article from the Times of London, dated 23 July 1881
Scandalous divorce story 2 Aug 2008 Vicar's wife caught with the Choir Master
Sedgley Sundries 15 Jul 2008

a book by Edward Nayler c.1900 with many stories, anecdotes of the village and people
~ Very kindly supplied by Janice Hughes ~

The mystery church portrait 13 Jul 2008

Who is the mystery man?

The Duce family of Ettingshall 19 Jun 2008

The story of a typical Black Country family by Julie McNeill

Historical Notes on the Catholic Mission of Sedgley 27 Apr 2008

1924 book by the Very Revd. Canon Hymers

John Cornfield, Coseley's Poet 25 Apr 2008

Updated with a link to new photos

Chartist Riot of 1842 12 Dec 2007

New article

Thomas BARRATT, VC 21 Feb 2007

Updated with more information.

Sedgley Beacon Tower 29 Nov 2006

Updated with new external links

Front Page 12 Aug 2006

New front page - purely cosmetic :)

The Story of the Ancient Manor of Sedgley by E.A. Underill 31 Jul 2006 This is the standard history of Sedgley.

I understand that the book was self published by Mr. Underhill, financed by preselling the book to local people with a promise to include them in the text.
All Saints Vestry Minute Book 25 Jul 2006 The parish vestry minute book, dating back to 1896. The annual vestry appointed parish officers and originally dealt with the poor law rate.
Very kindly transcribed by Christine Buckley
John CORNFIELD - The Coseley Poet 22 Jul 2006 The Life and Times of John CORNFIELD by Allison GALE
Abraham Darby and Dud Dudley 17 Jul 2006 Sedgley's Men of Iron; Dud Dudley and Abraham Darby –
Keeping it in the Family! by Carl HIGGS
Murder, Mayhem, Trials and Tribulations in Sedgley 15 Jul 2006 Further details - The accidental shooting of John GRAINGER (aged 13) by Rupert HICKMAN in 1865 at Gospel End.
(Thanks again to Judy Mellowes for this story)
Sedgley Beacon Tower 16 Jun 2006

New photos added courtesy of Faye LLOYD in NZ.

Murder, Mayhem, Trials and Tribulations in Sedgley 25 Apr 2006 Another story added : The accidental shooting of John GRAINGER (aged 13) by Rupert HICKMAN in 1865 at Gospel End.
(Thanks to Judy Mellowes for this story)
The Centenary Celebrations of the Cannon Iron Foundries in 1926 28 Mar 2006 A scanned copy of the Centenary Booklet (very kindly supplied by Jill LOACH) that was given to each employee can be seen here
Google Earth 22 Jan 2006 Various locations highlighted in the Sedgley Parish
Photo Gallery 5 Dec 2005 Now YOU can upload your favourite Sedgley photos and your family photos for everyone to see (Registration required)
Ancestral Photographs 3 Nov 2005 Updated page devoted to your Ancestral photographs Submissions welcome
Famous Sedgleyites 21 Oct 2005

Some Sedgley born people who have made a name for themselves

All Saints Parish Church story 14 May 2005

Some of the history of Sedgley's parish Church

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