Old Swinford, West Midlands

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Old Swinford, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Old Swinford

Historic Maps of Old Swinford and the local area.

My mother was raised as a child in the Labour In Vain public house in Oldswinford, Stourbridge from about 1910. It was owned or “kept” by my Great Grandparents.

After our fine glass of bitter, Dad spoke to the landlord. "Excuse me," Dad said, "but do you know anything about a mouse on the gates of the parish church?" The landlord was most genial and tried to help but had to admit that he had never noticed any mouse even though he had lived in the parish all his (...Read full memory)