Wordsley, The Common c.1955

Memories of Wordsley, the Common c1955


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)

This picture is the memorable part of our route, a walk from Belle Vue where I lived until the late fifties. My father would take me for walks on Sundays when the weather was good, which it seemed to be most of the time, we would walk up the common which was then all countryside. We would climb over the stile in the photo (...Read full memory)

I was seven when we moved to Wordsley and we lived at 3 Hope Street. I remember walking up to this stile many times, with my mum and brother, and later when I came up here to play in the woods on my own with friends. Many times when we came to the stile there would be a couple of old men sitting, smoking pipes staring across the road to the fields.

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