Stourbridge, West Midlands
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

A Well Spent Life In Stourbridge

Most of my life was spent in Stourbridge although I came from Amblecote and went to school in Wordsley. Mom used to take me to Mary Stevens Park as I took my son in later years. I used to love the swingboat seesaw and the roundabout where you had to hang on. There was also a paddling pool that was ...Read full memory

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Worcester Street

My grandfather was a dentist in Stourbridge from before WW1 until 1961. He had his surgery and dental workshop in a large house in Worcester Street. In fact the house had two addresses: 64 Worcester Street and 1 Pargeter Street. My father and his three brothers and three sisters all grew up here and with breaks for war ...Read full memory

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Shopping In The High Street

I was born in 1946 and lived in a house in South Road, not far from Jimmy Parkes the butcher. This was, of course, well before the advent of supermarkets. My mother and I used to walk from South Road, along Clifton Street and down Lion Passage and then Lion Street into town every Friday for the weekly shop. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Stourbridge