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I am trying to trace a Tony Shaw and I assume he lived in Chadsmoor. I have a St. Chad's Church Sunday School Prize Book dated 1960 with his name on the inside and I wondered if he would be interested in having it back? I live in Nottingham so this book has travelled a distance. Inside the book is the (...Read full memory)

I remember finishing at Central Secondary School in June of 1957. I played with the soccer team a few times, we wore black and red shirts. I remember the Headmaster was a Mr Harris. The Civic in Hednesford was our favourite place, we all went there on Saturday nights for the dance. All the chaps wore their best "ted" (...Read full memory)

I remember well playing in the Chadsmoor School football team back in the 50s with the likes of Malcolm Beard and John "Hagger" Hale, and the sports teacher was a guy called Mr Boot. Also spent many happy hours at the Methodist youth club.

Is there anyone out there that used to go to the La Bammba Coffee Bar down the Walsall Road in 1965? I was a mod at that time, and spent many Saturday in the coffee bar then went to the pictures.

The row of houses mentioned earlier were re numbered in the early 1950s. Our row started at 206- 214. The row of houses we lived in were actually owned by my grandmother Minnie Garbett. She bought them sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s. I remember being told that she caused chaos by fencing off her (...Read full memory)

The following information relates to the opening of the Blake school in Hednesford. The Blake school was built to replace the Central Secondary school for boys which was in Burns Street Chadsmoor (where Chadsmoor junior school is now sited) The building of the school commenced in March 1961 and was taken over in December (...Read full memory)

I lived at no 134 Cannock Road oposite the Baptist Chapel. The first memories was of playing in the school band, I was on the triangle and we were took to the hall in Cannock to play for some soldiers, I don't if they enjoyed it as we were no Joe Loss band. The most that comes to mind was the shops in Chadsmoor, (...Read full memory)