SEDGLEY folk are being asked to share their memories of the village for a 'people's archive'.

A series of 'reminiscence cafes' are being held at All Saints' Church, where people can pop in and relay their tales of old.

The information gathered will form part of the Sedgley Community Archive Touchscreen project, which has been funded by the Midcounties Cooperative Community Fund.

Martin Jones, the project leader said: "Local people are invited to come in, have a coffee, and contribute their memories.

"Any photos, maps or documents they bring will be scanned and returned to them on the day and records will be kept in a permanent archive, and shared on a website we've recently started."

The next drop in session will be held on Friday (July 14) from 10.30am to 12noon.

It will focus on High Street and Dudley Street and anyone with memories of well known shops, building and the people who have worked or lived, is invited to pop in.

The lost grand houses of Sedgley will also be discussed and a further meeting at the same time on July 21, will concentrate on maps of central Sedgley from the 18th century onwards.