Dudley, West Midlands
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Birdcage Walk In The Beginning

I remember when Birdcage Walk was first opened. My husband John and his father William cleaned the Windows of most of the shops there. It was like a little community, it had everything. Paper shop, wet fish shop, butchers, clothes shops and even the Dudley Herald newspaper office was there. Happy days.

A memory of Dudley by c.slimm

Last Year At School

Hi. I am looking to contact old school friends Joan Blake, Brenda Green, Pat Brown, Shirley Newlands, I would like to hear from you. Aileen

Fatso & Friend

It was 1970 before I found myself working in theis enclosure with 'Fatso' the male lion and his mate, whose name I, unfortunately cannot remember. I began working at Dudley zoo in 1970 as the Giraffe Keeper and was moved to the 'Cat Round' some three months later. I was responsible for the care of the lion and tiger enclosures, ...Read full memory