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.

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

Wednesbury As A Lad

I have too many memories to many to go into - apprentice Elec; at Patent Shaft steelworks, left Wednesbury aged 20 for 2 years RAF National Service, lived in south Yorkshire since 1954 - think about standing with fire watchers top of air-raid shelter Dangerfield Lane low side of No 92. Aged 12 in 1942 when parachute ...Read full memory

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