Meeting – 5th November 2019

October 5th, 2019 by JCope

Our next meeting at St Saviour’s Church Hall is on Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 8.00pm when we will have a presentation on ‘The Earl of Dudley’s Railway’ by Ned Williams. 

In 1829, while George Stephenson was building his “Rocket,” the Earl of Dudley ran “Agenoria” on his pioneering Black Country railway linking his collieries with the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Although it rarely carried passengers, this railway grew into a huge complex industrial system that centred on the Earl’s Round Oak Steel Works at Brierley Hill.  This talk covers the system, as well as its history, the locomotives and men who served the line, including how this all relates to the remains that can be seen today.

On Tuesday 3rd December 2019 we will be enjoying a presentation of ‘Christmas Songs Through the Ages: From Boar’s Head to Bing’ by Richard Churchley.

Richard is an experienced local historian, specialising in areas of Worcestershire, Warwickshire and North Gloucestershire. He combines his historical and academic research interests with performing music, both solo and in various bands, playing a wide variety of instruments. This promises to be a festive and entertaining evening.

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