Bilston, Town Hall 1968

Neg. B353004

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As at Tipton and Wednesbury, the 30 ft seam of Thick Coal was near the surface at Bilston.Though there is evidence for coal pits at the time of Edward I, Bilston came into its own during the 19th century. In 1827 local mines produced an estimated 317,000 tonnes, and by the mid 1860s output was around 10 million tonnes. The population expanded from 6,900 in 1801 to 24,000 in 1861.

Memories of Bilston

The Ford Anglia

I owned the Ford Anglia 105E parked on the road outside the church in the bottom left hand corner of the photograph. I rang the bells at the church and usually parked in that place. The car, Harry Potter blue, registration ADH 532B, was sold to pay the solicitors fees on our first home in Wellington. I have many happy ...Read full memory

Bilston Born

I was born in Bilston at my granny's house although we moved to Tipton when I was 6 but I spent most of my life around the area and have fond memories of Bilston market (the old one), it was magical when I was small. I was born in Moxley, my granny's house was behind the Quasi Arc factory (not sure of the spelling), it became the ...Read full memory

The Fields Us Kids Used To Play On.

Many years ago, about 1951, us children myself and my brothers and our friends used to play on the fields where now Bilston Colledge is situated off the Wellington Roa in Bilston. We had such fun playing on those fields, running up and down the bonks, as us Bilstonians would say, and also jumping the rusty ...Read full memory

A memory of Bilston by Pauline Powell

Bilston Town 1947, My School Days

My name is Pauline Powell, my maiden name was Bromley. Where I lived on the corner of Moseley Road in Bilston there was a farm on the corner of the road called Dickie Bevan's farm, can anybody remember it? Us kids used to have fun there. I was one of four children and I have fond memories of St Leonard's, me ...Read full memory

A memory of Bilston by Pauline Powell

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