Huge turnout for Sedgley MBE George Cox

George Cox, MBE

There was a huge turnout at the funeral of George Cox, MBE at All Saints’ Church, Sedgley, on Friday 1st March.

Lining the path to the 3pm service in church was a guard of honour consisting of Sedgley Scouts and Sedgley Morris Men, who George knew and worked with over the years.

There was a Bible reading from John 14 by George’s brother-in-law Dave Towner and tributes by Andrew his son and granddaughter Elisabeth. Andrew spoke at length about George’s life, with special mention of his military service in World War II with the Royal Marines, his long career with Mander’s in Heath Town, Wolverhampton and the award of his MBE by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2009 for services to the Sedgley community.

See the gallery below for a slideshow of images in memory of this much-loved Sedgley resident.

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Crafty way for Sedgley residents to spend their weekend

Get crafty this Saturday at Sedgley Live Craft Fair

This Saturday, September 24, Sedgley Community Centre plays host to a vibrant festival of arts and crafts featuring some of the best in local creative talent.

The Sedgley Live Craft Fair, organised by the Reverend Stephen Buckley from All Saints’ Parish Church, will have stalls and displays featuring local favourites such as Beacon Crafts and Woodsetton Designs, along with displays of quilt-making and woodturning.

During the event, which runs from 10am until 4pm at Sedgley Community Centre in Ladies’ Walk, refreshments will be on offer, including delicious cupcakes made by local confectioners.

According to Helen Davies from Beacon Crafts, in Sedgley’s Bullring, last year’s event was a huge success and the organisers are hoping this year’s event will be even more popular.