Essington, Staffordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Key Factory

The long low building to the rear of the picture I remember as the Key factory (Huffs), my mom worked there for some time and we would rush to meet her on payday to get our treat. It was one of the few places in Essington to employ women and is still there now I believe... To the right of the Key factory (out of shot) was the Scout hut, then the pit and the doctors surgery.

A memory of Essington by David Hector


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

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.