Essington, Staffordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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. If any one knows of Elizabeth Perfect please let me know. I also remember a Michael Hinks who also lived in Sneyd Lane.

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 Lane playing fields, we always had a nosey into the box as it was pretty derelict by then (aged about ...Read full memory

A memory of Essington by David Hector

Schools

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 shot ) where we all rushed to get our halfpenny's worth of  'SUCK'. At the bottom left past the ...Read full memory

A memory of Essington by David Hector