Bilston, West Midlands

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Bilston, along with a selection of historic maps, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Bilston

Historic Maps of Bilston and the local area.

I used to visit two ladies in Bradley during the war years,Arvind and Bessie Walker. Bessie taught me at Stonefield junior school and always rode a bicycle to school.When I visited her home she used to take me on the back of her bike.As a treat in the days of rationing she used to feed me mock crab sandwiches which were actually a mixture of dried egg and chopped tomato! They were quite a treat in those frugal ...see more

My maternal grandfather, Thomas Mottram, owned The Hop Pole pub on Market Street - sold it in 1924. My paternal great grandfather, A E Webb, started a haulage company, centred at a house called Mendham, on Wolverhampton Street, which became Webb Bros. Any body remember these? My Aunt, Hilda Mottram was a primary school headmistress - not sure which one.

Added 04 January 2020