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Caption for Wordsley, High Street C1965: This picture gives a tantalising glimpse of the wonderful Red House Cone, which belongs to Stuart & Sons, makers of crystal glass. Built of brick in 1790, the cone housed a central furnace around which glassmakers worked in what must have been hellish conditions. This is the only such cone to survive in the Midlands; it ceased production in 1936.

An extract from West Midlands Living Memories.

Memories of Wordsley

I used to live just down the way from this stile and went walks through Cally Wood firstly with my friend Pauline Ellett and later with my husband and grandchildren. It's a lovely wood and used to border the sandpit which is gone now. The sandpit was at the bottom of my friend's garden in (...Read full memory)

Although I lived in Collis St, Amblecote I went to Brook St, Junior School from 1951 until I went to Audnam Secondary in 1955. I remember it had an infants school attached and the little ones would have a sleep in the afternoon. Mr.Ballinger was our Head until he retired and Mr.Cartwright took over. The (...Read full memory)

What a web site ! What memories come flooding back. I lived at 69 High St, right opposite the Community Centre, from 1935 until 1959. Many of your older readers will remember Wood's bakery owned by my Father and Mother for over 50 years. I attended Lawnswood Road school (Miss Turner was my favorite teacher) and I (...Read full memory)

I was born in Sandfield and that's how my Mother always spoke of it not as Wordsley Hospital. Later on I went to Brook Street School. The teachers were; Mr Yardley, Miss White and Miss Bowater and Mr Cartwright. I lived in Collis Street, Amblecote so had a 15 minute walk to School. Afterwards I went to Audnam Sec (...Read full memory)

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