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.

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

Heath Lane

I moved from Elmdon Heath, Solihull to a Grocers Shop in Heath Lane approx. 1953 with my parents, Sister & Brother. We used to walk down to the Park when we could. As youngsters, you could in those days. A packed lunch + bread for the ducks if I remember. Whatever the weather, we would go. Wish I could find details of our ...Read full memory

Stourbridge Outdoor Swimming Pool.

Learned to swim there, of a fashion ( late 50's) (born in 54). Later in 70's courting. No elf and............ bombing, running and diving. Used to go, take a picnic and sunbathe all day. On cold days used to run backwards and forward between the indoor and outdoor, our own sauna, yes the indoor used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Stourbridge by Alan Tatler