Cannock, Staffordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Cannock and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

A Fifties Lad In Cannock

The Crown Hotel dating back to the reign of Queen Anne circa 1702. Demolished to make way for hideous 1960s architecture, Dickie Wright's butchers shop and cottage on the corner of Church Street, the bandstand where Bob Simmons stood selling the Express & Star evening newspaper, Watkiss's seed and corn shop, later to ...Read full memory

A memory of Cannock by Chris Ingram

Yates Record Shop, Bridgetown School, Town Shopping With Mum And Cannock Park

All of the above comes to mind and stands out above all other memories for me. A weekend trip to Yates with my eldest sister to buy popular chart singles, hop scotching on the tiles of Woolworth whilst mum shopped, drinking dreadful warm milk out of triangle paper cartons at school, and last but not least, splashing in the paddling pool and playing (mini-golf) put - in at the park. Happy days!

A memory of Cannock

Childhood Memories We Never Forget

To anyone reading this; I was born Valerie Harding and lived in Wedges Mills and I remember so many things about my childhood in Cannock. The Maypole dancing at John Woods school, attending Church each Thursday while attending Walhouse, and then walking in a 'crocodile' in twos back to school afterwards. ...Read full memory