Cannock, Market Place c.1965

Memories of Cannock


This range of buildings was the Co-op, part of Walsall and Districts group of stores. They sold virtually everything you needed or if they didn't, you'd get it from D.W.Clarke's across the way. They always paid out a dividend to registered customers, possibly twice each year. Great queues of women would line up in a (...Read full memory)

Of course everybody know this building as Taylor's. However not everybody knows that there is another floor above the restaurant level. It can be clearly seen in the photo. This was the location of Cannock's Freemasons Temple for many years and may still be so for all I know.

Walhouse C of E School was an integral part of Cannock's very existence for some 175 years. Sadly there is no image of it on this archive. This is what one record says of it: Walhouse School was founded in 1828 by Mrs Ann Craycroft Walhouse of Hatherton Hall who gave £2,000 to buy the land and build a school and (...Read full memory)

I recall being in a Children's home in Cannock Chase, it would have been around 1965 to 1970. I cannot find a trace of it when searching online. I remember it was a very grand stately house with a very long lawn at the front with stables. It was near the woods and I think it was near a caravan park as I (...Read full memory)

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