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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.

Growing Up

I was born in 6 Hedgefield View, Dudley on 4th January 1947, this is where my life's journey started and at 5 years of age I attended the junior school, then the secondary modern (or the big school as it was known locally), leaving in 1961. Growing up was a very eventful process and I recall many happy times as well as many not so ...Read full memory

My Early Years Living In Dudley, West Midlands.

I was born in Dudley West Midlands, up till the age of 7 yrs old I lived in Cannock staffs. when my Dad changed jobs we came back to Dudley, My mother became a church Caretakers for the Congration church, which isn't there now, we moved from there and went to live in The high street, on the ...Read full memory

A memory of Dudley by Janet Pelling

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