Wednesbury, West Midlands
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Home Colonial

I can remember my Aunt Marjorie working in the Home & Colonial in the Marketplace. I used to sit in my pram outside and she would bring me something nice. I can still remember the smell of the cheeses and hams.

A memory of Wednesbury by Paul Oakley

Celebration Fireworks Panic

To celebrate some milestone in Wednesbury's history, there was a bonfire and firework display at Hydes Road around about the 60's. To ensure everyone's safety, the fire brigade were given the job of setting off the fireworks. The area was fenced off for extra safety. I reckon there must have been about 2000 ...Read full memory

A memory of Wednesbury by Ron Hall

On The Market And Such...

Dad used to take me to help on the market stall he had right outside Woolworth's as he and mom had a Ladies & Children's Wear in Birmingham.  His cousin was Mayor at the time - hence the prime spot? I remember the Tilley Lamps, and the stout lady who ran the fruit and veg stall on the visible corner, who used to ...Read full memory