Northfield, West Midlands
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Coolham House

I had happy holidays at Coolham House with my Auntie Jean and Uncle Douglas (Colonel Cameron) when I was about 10 years of age. I remember there was a prisoner of war called Coconi (an Italian) working on the farm. I remember driving a horse and trap to the village. I no longer live in the area and I wondered if it still existed.

A memory of Coolham by John Potter

Summers At Coolham House

I have enjoyed summers at Coolham House from 1991 until 2012. The structures have changed very little in decades. The wildlife is wonderful: deer, foxes, pheasants, a pair of white owls, robins, thrushes, martins, woodpeckers, and wonderful butterflies grace the land. I'd love to hear what it was like long ago.

The Post Office And Stores

My family and I lived in the post office and stores when this picture was taken. I am Christine Sheldon, one of the twins of the Sheldon family. We loved living there, my dad was the baker and the shop sold everything - and even had a tea room. My twin and I lit a fire in the attic once with straw and set fire ...Read full memory

A memory of Coolham by Christine Grigg