Essington, Staffordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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


I was five and walked down this road to the infants school on the left (you can just see the school railings). My future primary school (St Johns) is in the old building to the right. There was a little sweet shop on the left (out of ...Read full memory

A memory of Essington by David Hector

Sneyd Lane

I used to stay with a school friend in Sneyd Lane Essington when I was about 14. We went to Ely House School in Wolverhampton. We used to go riding somewhere around there and our friend Sylvia Merrick also lived in Essington. ...Read full memory

Hells Angels In The Box

I'm not sure if the box was still in use in 1965. I remember it better about five years later when Hells Angels used it as a type of den. We (a few mates and I) used to walk the railway line from the pithead to Broad ...Read full memory

A memory of Essington by David Hector