Cannock, Market Place c.1965

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Caption for Cannock, Market Place C1965: Between 1801 and 1901 the industrialisation process brought tens of thousands of people into Staffordshire. The population of Cannock rose from 1,359 to 23,974; Wolverhampton from 12,565 to 94,187. During the same period many rural places saw either a gradual increase or loss in population. Eccleshall went up from 3,734 to 4,186 but Gnosall fell from 2,246 to 2,085.

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Hi I lived in chadsmoor more moss street have great memories went to burns street school and then belt road girl's school and Blake lived there from 1967to1973 loved every minute remember teachers at Blake Mrs Richards games teacher Mrs Jones religious education and miss Wayne dance I remember school backed out infield (...Read full memory)

I lived in Cannock from 1963 to 1970. We lived on the Longford Estate in Leamington Close, we were the first family to live in that house after it was built. I went to Bridgetown Primary School and started year 1 in Calving Hill Comprehensive but we moved back to Scotland before I completed my first year in (...Read full memory)

The Crown Hotel dating back to the reign of Queen Anne circa 1702. Demolished to make way for hideous 1960s architecture, Dickie Wright's butchers shop and cottage on the corner of Church Street, the bandstand where Bob Simmons stood selling the Express & Star evening newspaper, Watkiss's seed and corn shop, (...Read full memory)

The pictures in Francis Frith nostalgic photos, bring to mind the Cannock I remember. Even the pictures from 1955, the year of my birth, show places I recall. I would go with my grandad and John Brogan, in the old open backed van, to Cannock station to collect the newspapers to be delivered to other (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Cannock, Market Place C1965: Between 1801 and 1901 the industrialisation process brought tens of thousands of people into Staffordshire. The population of Cannock rose from 1,359 to 23,974; Wolverhampton from 12,565 to 94,187. During the same period many rural places saw either a gradual increase or loss in population. Eccleshall went up from 3,734 to 4,186 but Gnosall fell from 2,246 to 2,085.

An extract from Staffordshire Photographic Memories.

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