Year by Year

The following stories were contributed by local people in for 'Sedgley's Diamond 60' - an exhibition at All Saints' Church Hall, celebrating 60 years of the Queen's reign in 2012. 

 

THE 1950s

1952: The Accession of Queen Elizabeth by Des Round

 

1953: Gordon Monckton’s wedding at All Saints

 

1953: Beauty Contest Winner Jean Prosser

 

 

1954: National Service with Regimental Police by John Holman

 

1955: All Saints Choir in the 50s by Dan Price

 

1956: Goodyear by Rob Lavender

 

1957: Cycling memories of Sedgley by Tony Hart 

 

1958 Starting at Baggeridge Brick by B Naylor 

 

 

1959 'EVERYDAY' BY DAVID MELHUISH 

BUDDY HOLLY'S 'EVERYDAY' BY DAVID MELHUISH

 

1959  Austin 7 Mini by Mavis Gosling

 

 

THE 1960s

1960: All Saints’ Youth Club in the 60s by Jane Hartshorne

 

1961: Driving a delivery lorry for Butlins by Edward Bradley

 

1962 Lesley Guy, All Saints’ verger by Ruth Barnard (his daughter) 

 

1963: My first day in Sedgley by Pauline Gregory

 

 

1964: The day I met Mick Jagger by Martin Jones

 

 

1965:  Sedgley High Street in the mid-60s by Jean Timmins

 

1966: The Old Council House by Chris Lloyd

 

 

1967: Dormston School Cruise by Sue Allen

 

1968: Closure of Baggeridge Colliery by Austin Moseley

 

1969: HW Atkins Undertakers, High Holborn by Derek Atkins

 

1970s

 

1970 The Methodists and Congregationists join by Iris Jones

 

 

1971: Francis Barnett's Daughter's Baptism at All Saints

 

1975: Fancy Dress at All Saints Garden Parties by Andrew Lavender

 

1976: Lil Parton's Garden Parties by Pam Parton

 

1977: Ann Ridge Silver Jubilee Street Party

 

1977: Roses for the Queen by Kerry Ball

 

1977: Opening Jubilee Hall by George Cox

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339062376.pdf

 

1977: All Saints and St Chads memories by June White

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339062153.pdf

 

1977: Arcal Lodge see The Queen by Cllr Tina Westwood

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339062499.pdf

 

 

1978: Bingo at the Clifton by Shirley Teach

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060115.pdf

 

1979 Closure of Bilston Steel Works by Andree Hickey

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060335.pdf

 

 

1980s

 

1980: Queen Mother's 80th birthday parade by Geoffrey Bangham

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060386.pdf

 

1982: The Falklands War by Bob Hill

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060435.pdf

 

1983: Princess Anne opens Baggeridge Country Park by Mrs M Stanley

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060484.pdf

 

1984: The Miners Strike David Melhuish

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060527.pdf

 

1984: Joining the Townswomens Guild by Joyce Garner

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339062546.pdf

 

1985: All Saints' Chalice by Mary Cleaver

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060585.pdf

 

 

1985: 'A blast from the past' by David Melhuish

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339062615.pdf

 

1987: Bert Bissell by Val Trinder

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060627.pdf

 

1988: BD Price superstore opens, by Dan Price

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060685.pdf

 

 

1990s

1992 The day I was Lady Penelope by Anna Jones

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060844.pdf

 

1995: Revd Eric Petrie The Battle of the Dialects

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060877.pdf

 

 

1995:  Noah's Ark Mother and Toddler Group by Jenny Lavender

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339062732.pdf

 

 

1996: 'Dare to be a Daniel' by Sheila Kendrick

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060921.pdf

 

1999: Taking over Sedgley Community Centre Over 50s Club by Beryl and Stan Dodd

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339060967.pdf

 

2000s

 

2000: My licensing at All Saints' by Revd Stephen Buckley

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061018.pdf

 

 

2001 May Day Parade and Maypole dancing by Rob Jones

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061067.pdf

 

2002: Dudley Earthquake by Joanne Sweetland

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061106.pdf

 

2003 Gardening Club, by a Club Member (anon)

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061150.pdf

 

 

2005: England v Australia 2nd Test by Tony Hart

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061207.pdf

 

 

2006: Sedgley in Bloom by Debbie Moodie

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061260.pdf

 

 

2008: St George's Day Celebrations by Cllr David Caunt

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061335.pdf

 

 

2009 Funeral of Bobby Thomson by Len Millard

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061369.pdf

 

2010s

 

2010: Princess Anne opens the Beacon Centre by Suki Virk

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061431.pdf

 

2011: Civic Service by Cllr Michael Evans

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061500.pdf

 

2012: Ring of Bells for Doug Smith by David Smith

http://www.gornalandsedgley.org.uk/content/pages/documents/1339061569.pdf

 

In addition, items of interest from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s have been selected from the Dudley Herald newspaper, copies of which are held on microfilm at Dudley Archives. Here is a selection of cuttings from these decades: 

1920s 

1930s

1940s