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Kelly's 1908 directory has 321 entries for Cradley



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CRADLEY is a parish and extensive and populous district on the borders of Staffordshire, the river Stour separating it from Cradley Heath in that county; it has a station on the Birmingham and Stourbridge section of the Great Western railway, 2 1/2 miles east from Stourbridge, 4 south from Dudley and 9 1/2 south-west from Birmingham, in the Northern Division of the county, hundred of Lower Halfshire, Stourbridge petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery of Dudley and archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester. The town itself lies a little off the main road and forms part of a populous mercantile and manufacturing neighbourhood, in which the iron trade is carried on in all its branches; water is supplied by the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company and gas by the Cradley Heath Gas Company. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1799 from the civil parish of Halesowen. The church of St. Peter, erected in 1789, and until its consecration in 1798 a chapel belonging to Lady Huntingdon's Connection, is an edifice of brick, repaired in 1874-5, at a cost of about £4,500, and consists of chancel, nave, east porch and a brick tower added in 1876 and containing 8 bells, shown in the Vienna exhibition of 1873 : a new font was provided in 1867 and an organ built at a cost of £400 : there are 750 sittings, 350 being free. The register of baptisms and burials dates from 1785; marriages, 1802. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £250, in the gift of the rector of Halesowen, and held since  1892 by the Rev. Robert Henry Edmondson of Brasenose College, Oxford, and B.A. of Trinity College, Dublin. The great tithes are held by the lay impropriator, Mr Jeston Homfray. A vicarage house was built in 1899  by the parishioners, at a cost of £2,550. In 1852 a grant of land was made by the sons of the late Rev. George Biggs (a former rector of Halesowen) for the enlargement of the burial grounds of this parish, and a second enlargement of one acre was made in 1874. Here is a Unitarian chapel, built in 1796; the Baptist chapel, built in 1789, and recently rebuilt from designs by Mr A. T. Butler, architect, of Cradley Heath, at a cost of about £3,000, is an edifice of brick and terra cotta, in the Renaissance style, and will seat 450 persons; the Wesleyan Methodist chapel was erected in 1873, the Primitive Methodist in 1882, and the United Methodist chapel in 1856. Messrs. Harper and Moores Limited, Messrs. King Brothers and Messrs. Samuel Evers and Sons are manufacturers of fire bricks, clay retorts and crucibles, and proprietors of the Stourbridge clay. One mile from the northern extremity of Cradley, in a romantic, richly-timbered vale, is a spring of salt water, called the "Lady Well" highly esteemed  on account of its medicinal qualities; in the summer it is very much frequented. Viscount Cobham is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Alfred Homfrey esq. of Kidderminster, the trustees of the late James Holcroft esq. of Stourbridge, the Old Swinford Hospital, the trustees of Mrs. King, of Wollescote Hall, Stourbridge, Messrs. Joseph King and Co. Harper and Moores Ltd. Samuel Evers and Son, and Mobberley and Perry Ltd. of the Lye. The soil in general is a rich loam, and is noted for the cultivation of cabbage plants; it also produces potatoes and all kinds of grain, and forms excellent pasturage; and the lands on the north and west of Netherend (a part of the township of Cradley ) abound with thick coal and fire-clay. The area is 818 acres, including 6 of water ; rateable value, £19,760; the population in 1891 was 5,709, and in 1901, 6,733.

  Netherend, Colley Gate, Overend, Two Gates and Colman Hill are near the town.

  Parish Clerk, Joseph Fellows Bloomer.

Town Sub-Post, M.O. & T.O., S.B. & A. &I. Office- Miss Alice Christopher, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from Cradley Heath S.O. Staffs, at 7.30& 10.15a.m. & 2& 6.30 p.m.; dispatched at 8.45 & 11.10 a.m.. & 2.5,7.10 & 8.10p.m.;Sundays at 8.40a.m. & 6.40 p.m.

Town Sub-Post & M. O. O., S.B. & A. & I. Office, Windmill Hill - William Henry Adams, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Cradley Heath S.O. Staffs, 7.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; dispatched at 7.30 & 10.55 a.m. & 1.50, 6.55 & 7.55 p.m.; Sundays, 7.30 a.m. Nearest telegraph office, Cradley.

Wall Letter Boxes, cleared at:- Netherend, 7.35 & 11a.m. & 2.15 & 6.35 p.m.; Sundays 7.45p.m. ; Bridge Street, 9.5 & 11.15a.m. & 2.10, 7.10 & 8.15p.m.; Sundays 8.50a.m. Colley Gate, 7.30 & 11 a.m. & 1.55, 7.5 & 8.5 p.m.; Sundays 7.55p.m. ; Twogates, 8a.m. & 2.5 & 8 p.m.; Sundays at 8 a.m. ; Overend, 7.45 & 11a.m. & 2.15 & 6.50p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m.

County Police Station, Colley lane; William Nobes, sergeant in charge, & 4 constables.


PUBLIC OFFICERS.


Assistant Overseer, Rate Collector & Clerk to Parish Council, Edwin Bird, Colley lane.

Inland Revenue Officer, Thomas Wright, Talbot street.

Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Cradley District, Stourbridge Union, H. Ashley Belbin L.S.A. Colley Gate.

Overseer, Frank Hipkiss, Woodlands, Colley Gate.


PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of services.


Cradley Church, Rev. Robert Henry Edmondson B.A. vicar ; Rev. John Babington Garle Browne B.A. & Rev. Ronald John Beresford Irwin M.A. curates; 8& 10.45a.m. & 3& 6.30p.m.;daily, 7.40a.m. & 6.30p.m. ; baptisms, mon. 3p.m. ;wed. 7p.m.

Baptist, High Street; 10.45 a.m. & 6 p.m. ; thurs. 7.30p.m.

Primitive Methodist; 10.45 a.m. & 6p.m. ; thurs. 7.30 p.m.

United Methodists; Colley Gate (Stourbridge Circuit), Rev. S.O. Rider (supt); 10.30 a.m. &2.45 & 6 p.m.; thurs 7.30p.m.

Unitarian, Netherend, Rev. Arrowsmith Hyde Shelley; 11 a.m. & 6.30p.m.

Wesleyan Methodist, High Street, Rev. James C. Brewer; 10.30a.m. & 6 p.m. ; thurs.7.15p.m.


PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.


Under the control of the Halesowen Education Committee ; Thomas Edmonds attendance officer.

Church Street (mixed) for 410 children; average attendance, 360 ; Joseph Jaquiss, master.

Infants, erected in 1897 for 225 children; average attendance 190 ; Mrs C. A. Roper, mistress.

Church street (boys) built in 1871, enlarged in 1895, for 280 boys ; average attendance, 250 boys ; John James Homer, master.

Colley lane (girls) built in 1902 for 240 ; average attendance, 238 ; Miss Elizabeth Edwards, mistress.

Colley lane (infants) built in 1902, for 200 children ; average attendance, 197. Miss Ruth Lucy Wright, mistress.

Park lane erected in 1796 (the boys school was opened in 1872) for 260 mixed & 174 infants ; average attendance 236 mixed & 110 infants ; William Henry Guest master, Miss Amy Cox, infants' mistress.


Railway Station, Cradley Heath & Cradley, George Halford, station master.


Carriers to Birmingham - George Lloyd, Cradley Heath, & G. Green & son, Old Hill, pass through on tues. thurs. & sat.


(For other names in the district see Stourbridge; also Cradley Heath & Rowley Regis, Staffs.)


PRIVATE RESIDENTS.


Attwood John, Colley Gate House, Colley Gate

Attwood Wm, Elmsleigh, Colman Hill

Belbin Ashley, Colley Gate

Bissell George Simeon, the Hollies, Park road, Colley Gate

Brazier, Adam, Ivydene, Colman Hill

Brewer Rev. James C. (Wesleyan) The Manse, Lyde Green

Bridgewater Charles Edward, Sunnyside, Colley Gate.

Browne Rev. John Babington Garle B.A. Curate

Bullas Frederick, Clent house, Windmill hill

Bullas Stphn Walton ho, Colman Hill

Butler Jas. The Laurels, Colley Gate

Chapman Wm. Hawthornes, Colman Hill

Clewes Chas Hodgetts, J.P. The Park

Dakin Charles, Hatherton Lodge Colman Hill

Dakin George Frederick, Clent view, Windmill Hill

Darby Thomas, Fairview, Colman Hill

Edmondson Rev. Robert Henry B.A. (vicar) The Vicarage

Forrest Joshua, Woodland view, Beecher road

Foxall, Mrs, The Elms, Colley lane

Garratt H. Ernest, Holloway house, Colman Hill

Griffin Miss Aston villa Colley Gate

Hipkiss Frank Woodlands, Colley Gate

Homer, Thos. The Limes, Colley Gate

Homer Benj. Linton Ho Colman Hill

Hughes Mrs. Cleveland vil. Church rd.

Irwin Rev. Ronald John Beresford M.A. (curate)

Jennings Andrew, Netherend

Jones Mrs. The Firs Colman Hill

Meredith Joseph Arthur Albert, Aston Villas, Colley Gate

Oliver Mrs. Fern cots. Highfield road

Oliver Mrs. The Poplars, Windmill Hill

Roper Caleb, The Grange, Coleman Hill

Shelley Rev. Arrowsmith Hyde (Unitarian) Netherend Parsonage

Simon William Henry Sunny-dene, Colman Hill

Spencer B. S. Filose, Park house

Sykes Frank, Colman Hill

Sykes Richard, Clyndon house, Colman Hill

Tate Mrs, Colley lane

Twigg William, Highfield road.


COMMERCIAL.


Early closing day, Thursday 1 p.m.


Adams Arthur, boot repairer, Windmill Hill

Adams Charles, chain maker, Windmill Hill

Adams David, chain maker, Beecher road

Adams James, carpenter & draper, Furlong lane

Adams Jane (Mrs.) shopkeeper, Two Gates

Adams Walter E. joiner, Talbot street

Adams William Henry, confectioner & post office, Windmill Hill

Arthur William, maltster, Church lane

Ashmore George, horse slaughterer, Two Gates

Attwood Alexander, hame maker, Lyde Green

Attwood John, carter, Netherend

Attwood Joseph, chain maker, Mill street

Auden Arthur, Fish inn, High street

Auden John, Black Swan P.H. High street

Bagley Samuel, chain maker, Maple Tree Lane

Barnes Joseph, Maypole P.H. Cradley Forge

Barnsley Henry, cycle maker, Colley Gate

Bate Philip, chain maker High Town

Bate Samuel, chain maker, New street

Bate William Edward, greengrocer, Banner Street

Batham Daniel, beer retailer, High street

Beasley Caleb, carpenter, Park view,Two Gates

Beasley Charles, farmer, Two Gates

Beasley Charles, shopkeeper, Windmill Hill

Beasley Harry E. painter Furlong lane

Beasley Joseph, chain maker, High Town

Beasley Joseph, tip nail maker, Two Gates

Beasley Philip, grocer, High Street

Beasley Simeon, shopkeeper, Windmill Hill

Beddard Daniel chain maker, Forge Draft street

Belbin Harry Ashley L.M. & S.S.A. Lond. physician & surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator, Cradley district, Stourbridge union, Colley Gate

Bennett Clement, beer retailer Two Gates

Billingham George, foundry blacking manufr. Overend

Billingham John, shopkeeper, Two Gates

Bills Alfred, shopkeeper, Colley Lane

Bird Edwin, assistant overseer, rate collector & clerk to Parish Council, Colley Lane

Bird Henry, shopkeeper, Colley Lane

Bissell, James, haberdasher & chain maker, High street

Blackwell Bros. Shipping tackle manufrs. Colley Orchard

Bloomer John & Sons, millers (steam) hay & straw dealers & corn merchants, Bridge Street

Bloomer Charles, chain manufacturer, Ladysmith road

Bloomer David, chain maker, Ladysmith road

Bloomer Joseph Fellows, builder &parish clerk, Beecher rd

Blunt Felix, grocer Bridge street

Bowen Henry, chain maker Forge Draft street

Bowen Thomas, chain maker Forge Draft street

Boxley Charles, shopkeeper, Colley Gate

Boxley Philemon, chain maker Lodge lane

Brettell James, draper High street

Brettell James Alfred, grocer, Colley Gate

Brooke John, chain maker, Mill street

Brown Joseph, chain maker, Lyde Green

Burrup Albert, sign writer, Victoria street

Cartwright Samuel, shopkeeper, Bridge street

Chambers James, greengrocer, Windmill Hill

Chambers Thomas Henry, news agent, High street

Christopher Alice (Miss) tobacconist, & post off. High street

Clewes T.M. & Son, wool dlrs. Park mills, Colley Gate

Clift Edith, (Miss) dressmaker, High street

Clift James, chain maker, Banner street

Clift Elijah, chain maker New street

Clift Henry, haberdasher, High street

Clift Samuel, insurance agent, Furlong lane

Colwood Joseph, boot maker, new street

Cook Samuel, shopkeeper, High street

Corbett John William, painter & fruiter, High street

County Police Station (Wm. Nobes, sergeant) Colley la.

Cox Anna, (Mrs.) chain maker, Intended street

Cox Caleb, draper, Windmill Hill

Cox Daniel Sampson,shopkeeper, Furlong lane

Cox Enoch, chain maker, New street

Cox Harry, chain maker, Intended street

Cox Harry Vernon, Round of Beef P.H., Windmill Hill

Cox Herbert J. ironmonger, Windmill Hill

Cox Jemima (Mrs.) shopkeeper, Intended street

Cox Joseph, chain maker, Intended street

Cox Mary Ann (Mrs.) chain maker, High Town

Cox Stephen, chain maker, New street

Cox Thomas Geoffrey, butcher, Windmill Hill

Cox William, chain maker, Butcher's lane

Crampton Ezra, beer retailer, Victoria street

Crampton Henry, shopkeeper, Lyde Green

Crampton John, farmer, Netherend

Crampton Philip Henry, Horse Shoe P. H. Colley Gate

Crampton Thomas, shopkeeper & nailmaker, Two Gates

Cutler Frederic Edward, Rose & Crown P.H. High street & brewer Lyde Green

Dallow Richard, draper, High street

Darby Joseph, tailor, Windmill Hill

Davies George, printer, Windmill Hill

Davies James, haberdasher, High street

Davis Harry, shopkeeper, Butcher's lane

Davis William Henry, Robin Hood P.H. High Street

Davis William, fruiterer, High street

Dentith James, baker, High street

Dunn H. & Co. chain & cable makers, Lyde Green

Dunn W. & J. grocers, Windmill Hill

Dunn Eli, grocer, High street

Dunn Jim, boot maker Bridge street

Dunn Stephen, chain maker, Lyde Green

Edmonds Herbert, pawnbroker, High street

Edwards George, chain maker Little hill

Edwards William, chain maker, Little hill

Ellis Francis Joseph, Holly Bush P.H. High street

Evans James, chain maker, Two Gates

Evers Samuel & Sons, fire clay &fire brick manufacturers, Homer Hill

Farmer Stephen, grocer, High street

Feldon Sarah (Mrs.) shopkeeper, Two Gates

Fellows Joseph, chain maker, Two Gates

Fendall John, chain maker, Inhedge

Flavell George, hair dresser, High street

Fowkes Robert, secondhand furniture dealer, Colley Lane

Genner John, fishmonger, Bridge street

Gill Benjamin, boot maker, Colley Gate

Gill George, shopkeeper, High street

Gill George (Mrs.) shopkeeper, High Town

Gill William, chain maker, Mill street

Gillam James, chain maker, Lyde Green

Golden George, chain maker, Butcher's lane

Greaves David, butcher, Windmill Hill

Green Harry, odd work manufacturer, Banner street

Green John, chain maker, Lodge lane

Green Mary (Mrs.) shopkeeper, New street

Griffiths Frank, Lodge Forge P.H. New street

Grove Eli, chain maker, Beecher street

Halford George, station master, Cradley Heath

Harbach David Harry, anchor maker, Little hill

Harbach Walter, insurance agent, Overend

Harper & Moores Limited (Howard J. Moore, managing director) colliery proprietors & fire brick makers, Netherend (postal address Stourbridge)

Harper David, haberdasher, High street

Harris Andrew, chain maker, Victoria street

Harris Benjamin, shopkeeper, Ladysmith road

Harris Maria, (Mrs.) grocer, Windmill Hill

Harris Simeon, Old Two Gates P.H. Two Gates

Harrison Joseph, chain maker, New street

Harvey Albert, hair dresser, High Street

Hawkeswood Edward, Bull's Head P.H. & grocer, Overend

Hawkeswood William, coal dealer, High Town

Head Frank, confectioner, High street

Head John, shopkeeper, Little hill

Hemming Harry, butcher & grocer, Overend

Herrin Henry Jabez, Horse & Jockey P.H. Netherend

Hickman Arthur Samuel, tobacconist, Colley Gate

Hill Felix, chain maker, Intended street

Hill Frederick, chain maker, Lyde Green

Hill Maria Ann (Mrs.) shopkeeper, Netherend

Hingley John, fruiterer, Furlong lane

Hinksman Vincent, draper, Colley Gate

Hipkiss Henry& Co. iron forgers & anchor makers, Lodge Forge

Hipkiss Frank, overseer, Woodlands, Colley Gate

Hipkiss William, red & blue brick works & quarry owners, Lodge lane

Hodgetts Benjamin, butcher, High street

Hodgetts Charles, shopkeeper, High Town

Hodgetts Henry, chain maker, Two gates

Hodgetts Joseph, butcher, High street

Homer, Paul & Son, ironmongers & watch mas. High street

Homer Elizabeth, (Mrs.) shopkeeper, Cradley forge

Homer Henry, shopkeeper, High street

Homer John James, schoolmaster, Daziel vils. Beecher rd

Homer Thomas, solicitor, Colley gate

Ingley George Albert, Old Mogul P.H. Netherend

Jaquiss Joseph, schoolmaster, Lyndhurst, Highfield rd

Jasper James, Bridge inn, Bridge street

Jew Frank, shopkeeper, Beecher street

Jewiss Alfred, boot & shoe maker, High street

Jewiss Alfred, jun boot maker, Colley Gate

Johns William, potato merchant, Overend

Johnson Soloman, shopkeeper, Cradley forge

Jones & Lloyd, anchor manufacturers, Scotia works & Cradley forge

Jones Richard, confectioner & baker, Beecher road

Jones Samuel, baker, Colley Gate

Jones Thomas, shopkeeper, Two Gates

Kendrick William, chain maker, Two Gates

King Bros. Stourbridge fire brick & gas retort manufacturers, Netherend (postal address, Stourbridge); & at 46 Penn street, Curzon street, Birmingham

King Joseph & Co. coal masters & brick, tile & terra cotta manufacturers, Netherend (postal address Stourbridge)

Kirton Thomas, chain maker, Two Gates

Kite Alfred, Crown P.H. Lyde Green

Knowle John, greengrocer, Colley Gate

Leah John William, china & glass dealer, High street

Littlewood John, shopkeeper, Park road

Mapp Charles, carpenter, Colley Orchard

Mason Brothers, chain manufacturers, Mill street

Mason James, farmer, Overend

Meacham Arthur, baker, Park road, Colley Gate

Meredith Joseph Albert, builder & contractor; all kinds of building repairs & sanitary work executed & sewerage work undertaken, Furlong lane

Mole Albert & Son, blacksmiths, Colley lane

Mole Joseph, chain maker, Maple Tree lane

Morris Edward, shopkeeper, High street

Nobes William, police sergeant, County police station, Colley lane

Oliver Austin Witham, tailor, Overend

Oliver, Eliza (Mrs.), beer retailer, Park side

Oliver Frank, Talbot hotel, brewer, maltster & farmer, Colley Gate

Oliver John, beer retailer, Park road

Oliver John, carpenter, Colley Gate

Oliver William Harry, beer retailer, Furlong lane

Parker Caleb, shopkeeper, Forge Draft street

Parsons Joseph, shopkeeper, Intended street

Partridge Thomas, chain maker, New street

Payton Arthur, pattern maker, Deneholme, Beecher rd

Payton Thomas, pattern maker, Highfield road

Pearce Charles, shopkeeper, High street

Pearson Harriet (Mrs.), fishmonger Colley lane

Pearson Joseph, fried fish dealer, Colley Gate

Peasall William, shopkeeper, Overend

Perry Harry Ridgdale, grocer, Two gates

Plant William, fried fish shop, High street

Proffitt Daniel, beer retailer High Town

Radford Harry Charles, butcher, Colley Gate

Rawlins David, chain maker, Lyde Green

Raybould Richard, shoe maker & furn.dealer, High street

Reece Henry, chain manufacturer, Maple Tree lane

Reece Thomas, chain maker, Forge Draft street

Roberts Edward, shopkeeper, Banner street

Robins George, Sun P.H. Overend

Robinson Harriet (Mrs.) shopkeeper, Colley lane

Robinson Howard, painter, High street

Robinson John, shopkeeper, High street

Robinson Stephen, boot maker, High street

Rock Joseph, chain maker, Beecher road

Rockett Frederick, upholsterer, Colley Orchard

Roper, George Albert, White Lion inn, Colley Gate

Roper Hubert, furniture dlr. & draper, Colley Gate

Rowley Alice (Mrs.), British Arms P.H. Furlong lane

Rudge True Ann (Mrs.) china & glass dlr. Colman hill

Salt Arthur, grocer, High street

Saunders John, beer retailer, Lyde Green

Scotthomer Harry, model engine & small tool maker, Beecher street

Shaw Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper, High Town

Shaylor George Henry, shopkeeper, High street

Sheet Iron Workers (The) Ltd. Galvanizers, Mill street

Sidaway Joseph, butcher, High street

Smith James, blank botl maker, Banner street

Smith Percy, hair dresser, Colley Gate

Southall George & Son, chain makers, Banner street

Southall Benj. grocer, Colley Gate & Windmill Hill

Southall Charles, chain maker, Lyde Green

Southall George, chain maker, Ladysmith road

Southall Joseph, china & glass dealer, High street

Spencer Martha (Mrs.), grocer, Windmill Hill

Sprake Edward, blacksmith, Church lane

Stafford John, chain maker, Netherend

Stevens Annie (Mrs.), Black Horse P.H. Overend

Talbot Shadrack, confectioner, High street

Tallis Alice (Miss), teacher of music, Lyde Green

Tate Jsph. Mirari, furniture dlr. & builder, Windmill Hill

Tate Lucy (Mrs.), beer retailer, Netherend

Tate William, butcher, Colley Gate & High street

Taylor C.L. maltster, Furlong lane

Taylor Eli, shopkeeper, Overend

Taylor George, boot & shoe dealer, Colley lane

Taylor Samuel, beer retailer, Two Gates

Taylor Thomas, draught nail maker, Two Gates

Taylor William Ernest, greengrocer & conf. Colley Gate

Thomas William, beer retailer, Two Gates

Thompson Harold, painter & wardrobe dlr. Two Gates

Tibbetts Philip, hay & straw dealer, Overend

Turner Ishmael, shopkeeper, New street

Walker Edward Taylor, chain maker, Lyde green

Walker Felix, chain maker, Lyde green

Walker Mary (Mrs.) chain maker, Lyde Green

Walker William, chain maker, Lyde Green

Wall William, greengrocer, High street

Watts Albert, chain maker, Windmill Hill

Weston Benjamin, chain maker, Intended street

White James Henry, grocer, High street

Whittaker George, boot maker, Overend

Willetts Annie (Mrs.) grocer, Netherend

Willetts Charles, chain maker, Ladysmith road

Willetts James, china & glass dealer, Windmill Hill

Williams John, grocer, Beecher street, Colman Hill

Williams Sarah (Mrs.) chain maker, Butcher's lane

Woodall Harry Arthur, tailor, Colley Gate

Woodall John, Blue Ball P.H. Church lane

Woodhouse Edward, chain maker, Banner street

Woodhouse John, confectioner, Colley Gate

Worton Adam, chain maker New street

Worton Albert, chain maker, Beecher street

Worton Charles, chain maker, Banner street

Worton Harry, chain maker, Intended street

Worton Solomon, chain maker, Beecher street

Worton William, chain  maker, Beecher st, Colman Hill

Wright Thomas, inland revenue officer, Talbot street

Wyatt Richard, butcher, High street



Notes by Jill Guest


Although William Attwood's address is given as Colman Hill, the house was in Drews Holloway. Other big houses in Drews Holloway - Fairview, Linton House, Hatherton Lodge for example - addresses given as Colman Hill.


Assistant Overseer, Rate Collector & Clerk to Parish Council, Edwin Bird, Colley lane: at the time of writing (April 2003) his house is up for sale, next but three up from Cradley Library.

Thomas Edmonds, schools attendance officer: see Peter Barnsley's Cradley, page 13

Adam Brazier, Ivydene Colman Hill: trustee of Cradley Wesleyan Chapel, author of volume of poems "Daisies"

Thomas Homer, the Limes, Colley Gate: known as Lawyer Homer; see Peter Barnsley's A Cradley Album page 26

Sykes Frank, Colman Hill: house called Hillcrest, see Peter Barnsley's A Cradley Album page 4

Attwood Alexander, hame maker, Lyde Green: hames - two curved pieces of iron or wood forming part of the collar of a draught horse.

Batham Daniel, beer retailer, High street: founder of Bathams Brewery

Beasley Simeon, shopkeeper, Windmill Hill: great great grandfather of Jill Guest

Beasley Charles, shopkeeper, Windmill Hill: brother of Simeon Beasley

Beasley Caleb, carpenter, Park view, Two Gates: brother of Simeon Beasley

Davies George, printer, Windmill Hill: see page 6 & 10 of Peter Barnsley's Cradley

Dunn, W. & J., grocers, Windmill Hill: see page 11 of A Cradley Album.

Perry Harry Ridgdale, grocer, Two gates: see page 7 of A Cradley Album

Tate, Joseph Mirari furniture dlr & builder, Windmill Hill: see page 6 of Peter Barnsley's Cradley.



      




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Kelly’s 1908 directory

Entry for Cradley in Kelly's 1908 directory, first page



Entry for Cradley in Kelly's 1908 directory, second page



Entry for Cradley in Kelly's 1908 directory, third page



Rev Robert Henry Edmondson B.A. vicar of St Peter's



Rev. Ronald John Beresford Irwin M.A., curate of St Peter's



William Attwood of Elmsleigh, Colman Hill, solicitor, worked with Benjamin Hodgetts. Picture courtesy of Mrs E Southall, who was in service to Mr Attwood.