Wordsley, High Street c.1965

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Caption for Wordsley, High Street C1965: The shop next to the post office used to belong to E C Whitney, a manufacturer of clerical clothing such as cassocks, surplices and stoles. Most churches in Britain were supplied by Whitney's in the early 20th century, and there was also a sizeable export market. The property is occupied by an undertaker's today, and the post office is now a dental centre.

An extract from West Midlands Living Memories.

Memories of Wordsley


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)

I remember Wordsley as a small boy to a young man. I went to Lawnswood School now a Music College? I lived in New Street which is further up the high Street ,than this picture. I remember the Chip Shop, the first shop you see in this picture on the far left. It used to be our Friday teatime treat or sometimes Saturday. I (...Read full memory)

I remember Fox Hill (Fox Bonk) and sliding down on cardboard in the summer and sledges in the winter. I remember John, Colin, Mike and Ian, all kids from around the 'Bullring' - Church Road, Mount Road and Ryder Street. I also remember swimming in the cut at Bell's Mill or fishing under the bridge. And the rope swing - (...Read full memory)

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