The Rise and Fall of the Whitehouses of Turls Hill

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Sedgley residents can uncover the fascinating story behind the rise and fall of one of Woodsetton’s most influential families at the Sedgley Local History Society meeting this Thursday, 14th May.

Lorna Stevens has spent more than 10 years researching the Whitehouse family, whose money was made and lost in coal mining and running blast furnaces during the Victorian era.

And, in the course of her research, Lorna has discovered some intriguing stories, papers and diaries which shed light on this famous local family’s dramatic fall from grace.

The Whitehouses, whose grand home was Turls Hill House (pictured above), had strong links to All Saints Church, Sedgley and St Mary’s, Hurst Hill.

The meeting, which starts with a very short Annual General Meeting before Lorna starts her presentation, begins at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Church, Bilston Street, Sedgley.

As usual visitors are invited to come along.  Individual talks cost £1.

 

 

 

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One thought on “The Rise and Fall of the Whitehouses of Turls Hill

  1. Interesting article! I’m distantly related to the Whitehouses on my dad’s side of my family tree — a 4th great grandmother was Hannah Maretta Maria Whitehouse, born 1741 to Daniel & Jane (Marsh) Whitehouse. 😀

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