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West Midlands Living Memories

West Midlands Living Memories

The photo 'Wollaston, the Centre 1959' appears in this book.

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Caption for Wollaston, The Centre 1959: The centre of Wollaston is often referred to as Wollaston Junction, recalling the time when two tram routes met here - one came from Stourbridge, and the other was the Amblecote to Kinver Light Railway. The trams ended in 1930, but buses had been running since 1914. Even today, a bus passes this traffic island every few minutes.

An extract from West Midlands Living Memories.

Memories of Wollaston

My name George Conquest, I lived at 12a King Street before it was rebuilt. I used to play in Mary Stephens Park, and the swan pool, the 'rec', and the sand pit at the top of King Street where C&V coaches were based. I went to Wollaston school then on to Brook Street (now Woodlands). I have revisited the home (...Read full memory)

Lovely to find a photo of the road in which I lived as a young boy. I lived at the Fruit and Vegetable shop (owned by my Uncle Norman Evans) which stood on the corner of Cobden Street and Bridgnorth Road. It can be seen about halfway along the right-hand side of the photo titled Wollaston, (...Read full memory)

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