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Historic maps of Hadley Heath and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Hadley Heath maps

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Memories of Hadley Heath

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Worcestershire memories

When I Lived in Salwarpe Court

Hi, I lived here in 1950s in the mews flat next to the big house. My mother and father worked there, my mother as cook and housekeeper and my father as a driver and butler. It was then owned by the Warmans, there were 4 children, Carol, Mark, Bill and Allen. I went to the school in Salwarpe where I was taught by a Mrs Killminster. I also sang in the choir at the church. Mrs Warman went on to marry someone called Bryn Thomas. I have a lot of memories of Salwarpe and the farm where I spent a lot of time with Roger Morgan whose father was the dairyman who was also called Roger, and his mother was called Dolly. It would be nice to hear from anyone who lived here at the time or anyone who attended the local school. I hope to hear from anyone regarding this time, by the way my mother's name was May Haydon and my father's was Jim Haydon. I am Derek... Read more

My Memories of Salwarpe

I lived in the first house opposite the church, before we moved to Australia in 1963. Next door lived Dr Adenbrook (I think), next to the church lived the Hoods in the now college, mum worked for a Brenda & Bryan Mullens who lived down the lane. Dad worked for the Davis's who have 3 sons (could be more). I remember Christopher (who drowned in an accident, he was in the Army), Roger and I think Tommy, they owned a farm. I went to Fernhill Heath and can remember being dropped off by bus at the end of the road and running so we could watch the steam train that went under the bridge every night. My parents names were Phyllis and Barry Potter. My name is Sheila, I have an older sister Marina and a younger brother named Martin. There is a lot more I remember, the canal, squirrels in the trees in winter, swans swimming on the canel behind the house...


I moved to Chawson Crossing with my parents and sister Joan in 1935/36. My father was a railway worker and the house went with the job. The people next door were named Nicklin. I attended Salwarpe school with some of the Nicklin children. I remember a boy named Hinton, someone named Farr and a girl named Hadland, no relation, who lived at Ladywood. The headmaster at the time was Mr Frost who lived in one of the four cottages in Chawson. I sang in the church choir and remember helping to tune the hand pumped organ. My memory also tells me about the old mill behind the church and the culvert under the road that we used as a air raid shelter. I also recall a RAF training plane hitting a tree and crashing in the main road near the Copcut Elm pub. My sister did attend the school for a short time. We all moved to Worcester in 1943 and I finished my schooling at Stanley Road. These 80 + memories may stir... Read more

My Father's House

I remember my father's house in Station Road, it was called 'Wheatfields' and, as far as I know, had no street number back then. He had made a beautiful garden around it, flowers at the front and an orchard and vegetable patch at the back. When the apple harvest came in there were so many apples that he would put them in crates at the bottom of the driveway just outside the gates, and they were free for anyone to take.

I loved the beautiful countryside and our trips to the bluebell woods, the long walks we took in the wheat fields, the birds and the wild flowers, the red berries on the holly tree in the front garden in autumn, and how wonderful the orchard looked in spring when it was a sea of blossom and fragrance, and filled with the sound of bees working hard. I remember the warm summer evenings and picking daisies from the long green grass in the orchard, collecting wild blackberries and rose... Read more

My Wonderful Childhood Days

I remember the day we moved into this little village. It was freezing cold, must have been February, mum had put a heater on in the lounge & I was riding round it on my little tricycle, but I was only 18 months or so... We were waiting for our stuff to arrive including some carpets. I loved living in the village, I grew up there till the age of 12. I went to Claines Church of England school, then on to Witton Middle School in Droitwich. But I have wonderful memories, Mr & Mrs Goodwin in the post office, Mr Hadley in the paper shop (it was really only a shed on the side of the road lol) but we loved it. I can remember standing in there, I couldn't even see over the top of the sweetie counter.

My Home During School Holidays

Yorke Jones Ice Cream Factory c1955, Droitwich
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York Jones is the correct spelling i.e. no 'e' on York! In 1955, I was ten years old and would work here during school holidays. My Great Uncle (my Grandmother's brother), was Frank York-Jones, the Managing Director. His son, Alan York-Jones, ran the factory with my father, Dick Sinfield, who was the Finance Director. In this picture, you can see the two brine tanks against the back wall in the background. The brine was cold and would freeze the ice-lolly liquid in the metal moulds. This is where I would stand for ages putting the sticks in the lollies, before they froze completely. Later on we had all this automated. On the right are two large tanks where the ice cream would be 'cooked'. This was my Uncle Alan York-Jones' job. Once cooked, it would be pumped through to the machine on the left of the picture (there were two of these). The ice cream would be like Mr Whippy's ice cream as it came out, slightly cold but soft... Read more

Originally it Was A Salt Factory, Owned by John Corbett.

Yorke Jones Ice Cream Factory c1955, Droitwich
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This photo shows the back of the York Jones Ice Creamery. The factory was originally used by John Corbett, who built the Chateau Impney, to mine and package salt. The salt was pumped up from the well, just to the bottom left of the photo. This photo shows one of the York-Jones delivery vans which would supply ice cream to all the shops around the Midlands, but mostly Birmingham. The left hand side of the building would be for storage. The right hand side was used to house the steam room for cleaning all the equipment. The chimney shown in between the two buildings was above the furnace which supplied heat for cooking the ice cream and steam for cleaning.

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