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Historic maps of Dawley and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Dawley maps
Dawley area books
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Memories of Dawley
Chapel Street General Store
My parents (Ken & Gwen Gardner) bought a small general store on Chapel St, when I was aged 5 in 1969. My memories are lovely and will always be with me. Our next door neighbour was Mr Jim Curtis, always remember him, a lovely man who had a Monkey Puzzle tree in his garden and used to give me rhubarb over the fence from his garden. My best friend was an old lady who lived over the road named Mrs Gittins, I spent many a lovely hour with her making jam tarts and cakes in her lovely kitchen which always smelt of home baking. We used to have these with afternoon tea in the sitting room or on a nice day out on the lawn of her beautiful garden. On one of these occasions I got stung by a bee on the bum as I sat on the grass. I still have a Birthday card that she gave me for my 7th Birthday. I loved that lady so much and... Read more
The Last Supper Plaque
I made a copy of an old Coalbrookdale last supper plaque, when I was an apprentice at the allied (Ketley). I donated it to Reverend Peter Clay, who had it cleaned up and finished with a brass coating. It now hangs on the left side of the church facing the congregation. This church is important to me because it is where we got married, our boys were baptised and where we renewed our vows (25 years later), Reverend Peter Clay was there to meet us afterwards.
George Thomas York of Woodlands Farm,Dawley
My 2x Gr.Grandfather, George Thomas York farmed at "Woodlands" in 1845.
He was conficted for stealing a horse and given 10 yrs transportation to Australia.
Wife and 3 children left behind. Has anyone any knowledge of this or related to him ?
Many thanks. June.
When my dad Derick John Jones was born in 1944 he lived in a row of houses called Dill Doll Row or Dill Da Row as some people called them, they were situated at Sandy Bank, Doseley, just behind the Cheshire Cheese pub at Doseley. My dad lived there with his mum Lily Oliver, his stepdad Billy Lee and brother Pete Lee, these people have all since passed away. It would be lovely if anyone has any memories of my family especially Lily Oliver as she died before I was born. In his teenage years my dad worked at the Johnston pipeworks at Doseley, he had his photograph taken with a group of other people, some had retired and had received clocks, this photo can be seen in the Dawley Book. For a short while my dad also lived in what is known as the squatters cottage which was built on pit waste ground at Burroughs Bank, Little Dawley, dating from 1830, his uncle Johnny Round and a lady called... Read more
It used to be all fields around Dawley Bank before thay started building houses and Telford town centre. When we were kids, we could play out all over the place without any threat to us, we could build camps in the woods and Tarzan swings. Plus we could go scrumbing, we used to go down to No Man's Land, which was Iron Bridge as it was known then.
W. Oakes And Son, Late 1950s And Early 1960s
My late grandparents and mother were all born in Dawley. I remember as a small child the electric green milk float bearing the name W.Oakes & Son that used to serve the area at the time, FAW 145 was the registation. A chap called Jimmy used to deliver the milk to New Road in Dawley. Great times from an era sadly gone forever.
Madeley - as it Was
I was born in 1949 in Victoria Road, Madeley and have many memories of life as it was in the 1950's onwards. I remember Jones' buses, Pooles the cobblers, Carters, Stodd's the Drapers, Shums the chemist, and most memorable of all, Nellie Oakes' shop in Park Avenue. It was always a delight to visit there to purchase four chews for a penny and sherbert and liquorice. The small shedlike store was packed with boxes of stock but Nellie knew every item she had. Vinegar was kept in a wooden barrell outside.
My Grandfather, the late William (Billy) Jones and his mates used to sit on the wall down the gully, (a narrow lane, which is now the road which runs along side Elcocks Coaches) just smoking Woodbines and sharing their stories of life down the pit. Although Grandad enjoyed a pint of beer he would never sit in a pub instead he would send us down to the Barley Mow in Court... Read more