Welcome to Sedgley Archives Project test website!
We have started this website for a free trial period of a month - should it prove suitable for our Project, we can retain the information we have placed here, and continue to a yearly contract.
Our Project aims to bring together information about Sedgley that has been collected for exhibitions over the past 7 years, focussing on 12 main topics:
We have developed 12 main themes which we'll be exploring in the coming months at our Cafe Reminiscence sessions.
In addition, we aim to gather new information and insights on these themes through a pilot programme of 'Reminiscence Cafes'.
We have already held four of these, and after a break for the summer, will continue at community venues in Sedgley in the autumn of 2017.
SEDGLEY MAP FROM 1958
Burrow's Pointer Map of Sedgley, 1958.
At our final cafe of the summer, we discussed the Burrow's map of Sedgley, published in 1958.
We are very grateful to the Midcounties Cooperative Community Fund for their support which has enabled us to run this pilot project and thereby explore the most effective ways of presenting and archiving the material we collect.
Some work we have done for exhibitions and events that have led to the pilot project:
Year by Year - personal reminiscences of Sedgley people covering the years 1952-2012 were collected for our 2012 exhibition 'Sedgley's Diamond 60' that celebrated Her Majesty the Queen's 60 years on the throne:
Dudley Street and High Street
As we go along, we are adding comments of local people about the people who worked in the shops and lived in the houses in the two main roads passing through the village.
Ron Baker's drawings of Sedgley High Street
The Lost Grand Houses of Sedgley.
After a summer break, we will continue our sessions from late September.