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

The Tivoli In Wartime

I remember the Sunday concerts at the Tivoli during wartime. These were produced in a very professional manner and were a wonderful morale booster for the local people during some very dark days. One Sunday the same concert was being performed at the Tivoli and The Empire on the same night and the artists were ...Read full memory


The picture of the Van in the main street of Hednesford is I think the Co-op grocery delivery van. Just below the woman was then a Co-op grocery store. The van was driven by a man by the name of Tommy; I unfortunately can't remember his surname. I worked at the Rawnsley Co-op branch in the 60s when I was 17, the Manager was Ron ...Read full memory


I remember Kings fish and chip shop in Uxbridge Street, it's now a Chinese takeaway, also Trabulis Cafe, soup and exra bread for 8d (old money). In the 60s we used to go for our dinner when I was at Littleworth Boys School (now Kingsmead Tech College), also the Anbatina Cafe in Market Street next to the Lichfield Laundry, all ...Read full memory

A memory of Hednesford by Allan Bishop