Stories for the exhibition

10th - 12th June 2016


Here are all the articles in our Archive of Gornal and Sedgley stories 1952 -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  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




1970 The Methodists and Congregationists join by Iris Jones

1971 Francis Barnett Daughters Baptism at All Saints

1975 Fancy Dress at All Saints Garden Parties by Andrew Lavender

1976 Lil Partons 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

1977 All Saints and St Chads memories by June White

1977 Arcal Lodge see The Queen by Cllr Tina Westwood


1978 Bingo at the Clifton by Shirley Teach

1979 Closure of Bilston Steel Works by Andree Hickey





1980 Queen Mothers 80th birthday parade by Geoffrey Bangham

1982 The Falklands War by Bob Hill

1983 Princess Anne opens Baggeridge Country Park by Mrs M Stanley

1984 The Miners Strike David Melhuish

1984 Joining the Townswomens Guild by Joyce Garner

1985 Mary Cleaver All Saints Chalice


1985 A blast from the past David Melhuish


1987 Val Trinder Bert Bissell

1988 BD Price superstore opens by Dan Price




1992 The day I was Lady Penelope by Anna Jones



1995 Revd Eric Petrie The Battle of the Dialects


1995  Noahs Ark Mother and Toddler Group by Jenny Lavender


1996 Dare to be a Daniel by Sheila Kendrick



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



2000 My licensing at All Saints by Revd Stephen Buckley

2001 May Day Parade and Maypole dancing by Rob Jones


2002 Dudley Earthquake by Joanne Sweetland


2003 Gardening Club by Club Member


2005 England v Australia 2nd Test by Tony Hart


2006 Sedgley in Bloom by Debbie Moodie


2008 St Georges Day Celebrations


2009 Funeral of Bobby Thomson by Len Millard



2010 Princess Anne opens the Beacon Centre by Suki Virk

2011 Civic Service by Cllr Michael Evans


2012 Ring of Bells for Doug Smith by David Smith


In addition the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s have been covered by research in the Dudley Herald newspaper, held on microfilm at Dudley Archives. Here is a selection of cuttings from these decades: