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Kelly's 1936 directory has 270 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 Stourbridge division of   the county, hundred of Lower Halfshire, Stourbridge petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Dudley and diocese of Worcester. It is governed by the Halesowen Urban District Council.   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 Connexion, 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: In 1933 the church was restored at a cost of £5,000, and a new organ was installed: there are 750 sittings. The register of baptisms and burials dates from 1785; marriages, 1802. The living is a vicarage, with residence, net yearly value £450, in the gift of the rector of Halesowen, and held since 1929 by the Rev. Ernest Albert Toulouse, of Lichfield Theological College. A vicarage was built in 1899. 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; a second enlargement of one acre was made in 1874 and a third enlargement of two acres in 1922. Here is a Unitarian chapel, built in 1796; the Baptist chapel, built in 1789, and rebuilt in 1907 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; there are Methodist chapels erected in 1873, 1882 and 1856. Messrs. King Brothers (Stourbridge) Ltd. and other firms are manufacturers of fire bricks, clay retorts and crucibles. 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 T.D. (lord-lieut.) is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are the Old Swinford Hospital, Messrs. King Brothers (Stourbridge) Limited, Harper and Moores Limited, Samuel Evers and Sons Limited and Mobberley and Perry Limited. 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; the population in 1931 was 8,049.

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

Town Sub-Post M. O. & Tel. Call Office (telegrams dispatched only. Letters from Cradley Heath, Staffs.

Town Sub-Post & M. O. Office, Windmill Hill. Letters from Cradley Heath, Staffs. Nearest T. office, Cradley.

Police Station, 32 Colley lane


Collector of Rates, Edwin Bird, 40 Colley lane

Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Cradley District, Stourbridge Public Assistance Committee, J.D.W. Sheddon M.B. Ch.B.Birm. M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. Chapel house Registrar of Births & Deaths, Halesowen Sub-district, Alfred Hill, 36 High street


St Peter's Church, Rev. Ernest Albert Toulouse, vicar

St. Katherine's Mission Room, Beecher street

Mission of the Good Shepherd, Lyde Green

Baptist, High street

Methodist, High street, Rev. Taylor Richardson

Methodist, Colley Gate (Stourbridge Circuit), Rev. W.P. Hill (supt.)

Mission Room, Banner street (undenominational); various services

Unitarian, Netherend, Rev. A.J. Heale

Railway Station. - Cradley Heath & Cradley (G.W. Rly)

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


(For T N's see general list of Private Residents at end of book.)

Attwood William, 8 Drew's Holloway

Barnsley M.R., Bro Dawell, Colman hill

Bird Edwin, 40 Colley lane

Blackwell W.H., 4 Drew's Holloway

Bullas Hugh, Walton ho. Colman hill

Cartwright Hubert, 34 Beecher road

Clare William, 109 Furlong lane

Cooper Mrs. H., Bella Vista, Colman hill

Cox Herbert, Holloway ho. Drew's Holloway

Cox James, 1 Drew's Holloway

Dakin Charles F. Hatherton lodge, Drew's Holloway

Dakin Mrs. 118 Colley gate

Fellows Vernon, The Grange, Colley hill

Fox Thomas, 1 Colley lane

Green Richard J.P. Colley Gate house, Colley gate

Grice Hy, The Bungalow, Colman hill

Harbach William, 7 Drew's Holloway

Heale Rev. Alfred James (Unitarian), Netherend

Hickman Arthur S. 116 Colley Gate

Hickman Joseph, 9 Drew's Holloway

Hipkiss Frank, 111 Colley Gate

Hodgetts V.R., Fairleigh, Colman hill

Holden Walter, Hilldene house, Drew's Holloway

Homer Mrs., Clent house, Drew's Holloway

Jones Hubert B. 56 Furlong lane

Jones R.P., Overdale, Colman hill

Lee William, Linton house, Drew's Holloway

Mole Joseph G. Froneithyn, Colman hill

Newton H.C. The Park, Park road

Raybould G.N., Hafod, Colman hill

Reece Mrs. 12 Drew's Holloway

Richardson Rev. Taylor (Methodist), The Manse, Lyde green

Rock Albert, Holloway house, Drew's Holloway

Seeley Mrs. 1 Colley lane

Shedden John D.W., M.B. Chapel ho.

Southall Walter B. Colman hill

Toulouse Rev. Ernest Albert (vicar), Vicarage, Colley gate

Westcott V.R., Park house

Willetts Charles, jun. 6 Drew's Holloway

Willetts Harold Drew, Colman Hill house, Drew's Holloway

Woodhouse Caleb, 11 Drew's Holloway


Early closing day, Thursday


Abbiss & Sons, decrtrs. Overend rd

Abbiss Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkpr. Overend rd

Adams Jas. (Mrs.), draper, 6 Furlong lane

Adams Jas. A. grocer, 38 Furlong la. Cradley Heath 6048

Adamson Edith (Mrs.), grocer, 24 Lyde green

Auden Harry, grocer, 27 Two gates

Bache Ellen (Mrs.), draper, 21 Maple Tree la

Barclays Bank Ltd. (branch) (11 to 2, tues. & fri.), 21 High st. (Cradley Heath 6391); head office, 54 Lombard st. London E C 3

Barnbrook Maud (Mrs.), ladies' hairdrssr. 68 High st

Bate Sarah (Mrs.), greengro. 16 Banners st

Bate Selina (Mrs.), shopkpr, 27 New st

Bates Geo. shopkpr. 32 High st

Beasley Alfd. tailor, 25 Windmill hill

Beasley Thos. decrtr. 30 Ladysmith rd

Beddard Raymond, printer, Windmill hill

Billingham & Hackett, decrtrs. 26 Colley la

Billingham Henrietta (Mrs.), shopkpr. 64 Two gates

Bills Mary (Mrs.), shopkpr. 7 Colley la

Bird Annie (Miss), shopkpr, 126 Colley gate

Bird Edwin, rate collector, 40 Colley la

Blackwell Brothers, iron mers. Toys la.    Cradley Heath 6171 & 6307

Bloomer John & Sons, millers, Bridge st. TN Cradley Heath 6594

Bloomer Jsph. & Sons, chain mfrs. & colliery furnishers, Ladysmith rd. Cradley Heath 6105

Blunt W.C. & F.A. grocers, 19 Bridge st

Bowen Wilfred, grocer, 28b Windmill hill

Boxley Florence (Mrs.), shopkpr. 78 Windmill hill

Brettell Nellie (Mrs.), shopkpr. Barrack la.

Buttery Saml. Gate P.H. Colley gate

Cameron J.A., M.B., Ch.B.Glas. surgn. (attends) 9 Highfield rd

Carradine Annie (Mrs.), ladies' hairdrssr. 63 Lyde grn

Cartwright G. & Sons, plastering contrctrs. Furlong la. Cradley Heath 6576

Cartwright Jas. Shopkpr. 115 Two gates

Chambers Thomas Henry, news agent, 56 High street

Clarke Wltr. greengro. 29 High st

Clewes T.M. & Son, woollen mers. mop head, rope, twine & waterproof manufacturers, Park mills, Colley gate. TA "Clewes, Cradley;"   TN 6118

Clewitt M.E.(Mrs.), fancy draper, 9 Talbot st

Cook Harry Victor, beer retlr. Park la

Cooke Jsph. H. hairdssr. 39 Windmill hill

Cooper Caleb, newsagt. Overend rd

Cope Ossian, boot repr. Windmill hill

County Police Station 32 Colley la. Cradley Heath 6051

Cox Harry Vernon, Round of Beef P.H. 33 Windmill hill

Cox Sarah (Miss), chain mkr. 10 Intended st

Cox Wltr. Shopkpr. 3 High st

Cox Wm. newsagt. Mogul la. Netherend

Cradley Chain Manufacturing Co. chain makers, Mill st. Cradley Heath 6284

Cradley Conservative & Unionist Club (J. James, sec.), Colley gate

Cradley Labour Club (Clifford Willetts, sec.), Colley gate

Cradley Liberal Club (Edgar Dunn, sec.), 3 Colley lane

Crampton Albt. greengro. Foxcote la

Darby Harry, poultry farmer, 162 Park rd

Davis Emma (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 17 Butcher's lane

Dentith Jas. & Sons, bakers, 72 High st

Dunn W. & J. grocers, 1 Two Gates la.   Cradley Heath 6326

Dunn Edith (Mrs.), haberdasher, 76 & 78 High st

Dunn Enoch, fried fish dlr. 40 Windmill hill

Dunn Hezekiah, beer retailer, 70 High street

Edge Thos. Old Two Gates P.H. 50 Two Gates la

Errington Bertram Ewart, draper, 112 & 114 Colley gate. Cradley Heath 6394

Evans Jn. plasterer, 127 Furlong la

Evers Samuel & Sons (branch of E.J. & J. Pearsons Ltd.), fire brick mfrs. Homer Hill   (TA "Evers;"   Cradley Heath 6127) (postal address, Stourbridge)

Fendall M., M.E., P. & S. (Misses), chain mkrs. 41 Ladysmith rd

Flavell Geo. hairdrssr. 17 High st

Forrest Josiah, fried fish dlr. 27 High st

Fradgley Harry, hairdrssr. 96 Overend rd

Gardner Wm. newsagt. 28 Windmill hill

Garratt Benj. beer rtlr. Lyde grn  

Gauden Saml. painter, 102 Windmill hill. Cradley Heath 6372

Gill Annie (Mrs.), furniture dlr. 23 High st

Gill Mary (Mrs.), chain mkr. 10 Butchers la

Griffiths Eleanor & Maude (Misses), drapers, 17 Colley la

Griffiths Frank, British Arms P.H. 20 Furlong lane

Groom Esther (Mrs.), shopkpr. 46 Ladysmith rd

Grove N. & A. cycle agts. 113 Furlong la

Grove Sheba (Miss), ladies' hairdrssr. 51 Beecher st

Hackett Marjory (Miss), ladies' hairdrssr. 119 Furlong la

Hadlington Hubert G. Maypole inn, 5 Maypole hill

Halesowen & Hasbury Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd. Windmill hill. Cradley Heath 6078

Harper & Moores Ltd. fire brick mkrs. Netherend (postal address, Stourbridge).   TA " Moores, Lye ;"    TN 23 Lye

Harper Tryphena (Mrs.), shopkpr. 1 Highfield rd

Harris Edwin, fried fish dlr. 34 High st

Harris Emily (Mrs.), drug stores, 25 High street

Harrison Fred, grocer, 42 High st

Hawkeswood Wm. shopkpr. 25 Banners st

Hawkeswood Wm. shopkpr. Maple Tree la

Head Frank, confectioner, 8 Beecher road

Head Saml. boot repr. Overend rd

Heath Wm. chain mkr. 47 Ladysmith rd

Hemming Harry, grocer, 80 Overend rd. Cradley Heath 6085

Hickman Arthur, news agent, 116 Colley gate

Hill Alfred, registrar of births & deaths for Halesowen sub-district, 36 High street

Hill Lawrence, grocer, Two Gates la

Hill Leah (Mrs.), grocer, 3 Intended st

Hill Ronald, greengro. 107 Windmill hill

Hingley Thos. fried fish dlr. 9 Bridge st

Hodgetts Ernest, butcher, 64 Furlong la

Hodgetts Jsph. butcher, 2 High st

Hodghetts Eliza (Mrs), shopkpr. 35 Windmill hill

Holden Wltr. baker, 105 Windmill hill

Hollaway Eric, (Chemists) Ltd., 24 Windmill hill Cradley Heath 6115

Holloway Eric, bldrs ' mer. & sub-post office, 26 Windmill hill Cradley Heath 6115

Homer Paul & Son, ironmongers, 1 High street

Hughson Geo. Albt. Holly Bush P.H. 50 High st

Ideal Benefit Society (J. Davis, district sec.); district office, 107 Colley gate

Jackson Sarah (Mrs.), shopkpr. 11 Maple Tree la

James Geo. beer retl. Two gates

Jewiss Alfred, boot & shoe maker, 48 High street

Jewiss Alfd. jun. boot mkr. 75 Windmill hill

Jinks Jsph. beer retlr. 2 Hightown

Johnson Bert, boot repr. 25 High street

Johnson Bert, shopkpr. 21 Park la

Johnson Reginald, Horse & Jockey P.H. 19 Netherend

Jones & Lloyd Limited, chain manufacturers, Scotia works (Cradley Heath 6033) & Cradley forge

Jones Gladys (Mrs.), shopkpr. 107 Furlong la

Jones Hubert B. electrical engineer, power & lighting installations for mines, farms & factories, domestic lighting, bells & telephones, 56 Furlong la. Cradley Heath 6458

King Brothers ( Stourbidge ) Ltd. fire brick manufacturers, Netherend, (postal address, Stourbridge)    Lye 17   See Advt. Index

Knowles John & Sons, greengros. 64 Windmill hill

Knowles Caroline (Mrs.), shopkpr. 31 Foredraft st

Knowles Jas. fried fish dlr. 88 Windmill hill

Lander Cyril, greengro. 27 Furlong la

Lander Ernest Chas. wireless supplies dlr. 39 High st

Lloyds Bank Ltd. (sub-branch) (hours, 11a.m. to 2p.m. tues. & fri.), 114 Colley gate; head office 71 Lombard st. London E C 3

Lyndon May (Mrs.),fried fish dlr. Overend rd

McQueen Jas. Milroy M.A., B.Sc., M.B., Ch.B.Aberd., D.P.H. Oxon. physcn. & surgn. (attends daily, 12 noon), 27 Windmill hill

Mansell H. slater, 2 Church rd

Mapp Chas. carpenter, Toys lane. TN 6542

Mapp Geo. cooked meat dlr. 99 Windmill hill

Meacham Arth. shopkpr. 140 Park rd. Colley Gate

Meredith & Hingley, bldrs. Spring st. Cradley Heath 6165

Meredith Joseph S. builder, Furlong lane

Midland Bank Ltd. (branch) (H. Durvin, manager) (hours 11a.m. to 2p.m. tues. & fri.), Colley gate; head office, Poultry, London E C 2

Millward Bertram, hardware dealer, 47 High street

Mole & Beddal Ltd. ships' tackle mfrs. Maple Tree la. Cradley Heath 6322

Moore Jn. Thos. bldr. Banners la

Moore M. (Mrs.), shopkpr. Banners la

Morris Alice (Mrs.), shopkpr. 49 Lyde grn

Newby Florence E. (Miss), draper, 37 Windmill hill

Newey Jn. beer retlr. 88 Two gates

Newey Wm. shopkpr. 33 Two gates

Nock Albt. chain mkr. Butcher's la

Nock Ellen (Mrs.), shopkpr. 12 Spring st

Oakley Bros. iron founders, Bell Vale foundry, Overend rd. Cradley Heath 6123

Oliver Wltr. carpntr. Windmill hill

Palmer Wm. beer retlr. Banners la

Pearson Saml. Beer retlr. 52 High st

Pegg Chas. Alfrd. painter, 35 Toys la

Phillips Wm. Arth. grocer, 131 Park rd

Pitkeathley A. draper, 42 Windmill hill

Plant William, fishmonger, 54 High street

Powell Albt. grocer, Netherend

Priest Joseph R. Crown P.H. 88 Lyde green

R.A.O.B. (Talbot lodge) (No. 4728), Talbot hotel

Ratcliff Lilian (Mrs.), midwife, Winshill, Furlong la

Raybould Harold boot dlr. 22, & furniture dlr. 18 & 20 High st

Reece Hy. Ltd. chain mfrs. Maple Tree la. Cradley Heath 6154

Reece Elijah, shopkpr. 34 New st

Robins Jas. H. shopkpr. 94 Overend rd

Robins Zerniah (Mrs.), Bull's Head P.H. Overend rd

Robinson Bros. electricians, Colley la

Robinson Evan, shopkpr. 37 Colley la. Cradley Heath 6379

Robinson Harold A. plumber, Furlong la

Robinson Stephen, boot repr. 7 High st

Rock Joseph S. & Sons, oddwork mkrs, Beecher rd. & Banners la. Cradley Heath 6145

Rockett Fred. upholsterer, Toys lane

Roper Harold C. fruitr. 29 Windmill hill

Roper Hubert, bldr. 30 Colley la

Roper Thos. Hy. Talbot hotel, Colley gate

Rudge Alfd. bldr. Two Gates la

Russon Lily (Mrs.), shopkpr. 15 Maypole hill

Scott-Homer Harry, chain mfr. Alma st

Shaw Herbt. Boot repr. 3 Butcher la

Shedden Jn. D.W., M.B., Ch.B.Birm., M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond., physcn. & surgn. medical officer & public vaccinator, Cradley district, Stourbridge, Public Assistance Committee, Chapel ho.   Cradley Heath 6340

Sheet Iron Workers Ltd; galvanisers, Mill st.  Cradley Heath 6013

Smart Percy, boot repr. 65 Windmill hill

Sidaway Albt. butcher, 31 Windmill hill

Smith E. (Mrs.), shopkpr. 11 Bridge st

Smith Jas. A. blank bolt mkr. Banners st. Cradley Heath 6106

Smith John W. grocer, 11 Colley lane

Smith Percy, hair dresser, 108 Colley gate

Smith Wm. Rose & Crown P.H. High st

Southall Caleb, chain mkr. Ladysmith rd.  Cradley Heath 6159

Southall Eliza (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 21 Netherend

Southall Geo. chain mkr. 8 Ladysmith rd

Southall Geo. H. chain mkr. 28 Banners st

Southall Herbt. W. grocer, 18 Windmill hill. Cradley Heath 6153

Southall Joseph, china & glass dealer, 13 High street

Southall Wltr. grocer, 95 Windmill hill

Southall Wltr. B. grocer, 35 High st. Cradley Heath 6510

Stafford Geo. White Lion inn, 74 Windmill hill

Stevens Jsph. farmer, Tanhouse la

Stringer Wm. Greengro. 114 Overend rd

Tandy Jn. Blue Ball P.H. Blue Ball la

Tate J.M. & Son, bldrs. Highfield rd. Cradley Heath 6525

Tate Frederick Harry, butcher, Colley gate

Taylor Harold, pawnbrkr. 9 High st

Taylor Lottie (Mrs.), greengro. 7 Lyde green

Taylor Maria (Mrs.), confctr. 124 Colley gate

Thewlis Victor, Fish inn 46 High st

Thistlethwaite F.G. dentist, (attends) 24 Windmill hill

Thomas Wm. Hy., market gardener, Two gates

Thompson Wm. shopkpr. 39 Windmill hill

Thompson Wm. H. grocer, 21 Drews' Holloway.  Cradley Heath 6454

Tibbetts Arth. M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond., surgn.; surgery, Highfield rd. Cradley Heath 6189

Tibbetts Wm. Old Mogul P.H. Netherend

Tidmarsh Samuel James, butcher, 15 High street

Tilbrook Florence (Mrs.), fried fish dlr. 80 Windmill hill

Treglown Hy. B. Black Swan P.H. 80 High st

Tromans Annie (Mrs.), chain mkr. 19 Intended st

Tromans Ben. beer retlr. Furlong la

Tromans Esther (Mrs.), shopkpr. 16 High st

Tromans Mary (Miss), chain mkr. Mill st

Turner Jsph. beer retlr. Barrack la

Walker Solomon, shopkeeper, 63 High street

Wallace Elsie (Mrs.), butcher, 41, & shopkpr. 38 High st

Wallace Harry, grocer, 50 Banners st

Ward Arth. cowkeeper, Netherend

Warr Wm. seed mer. 29 High st

Wassell Clara (Miss), draper, 40 High street

Weaver Ann (Mrs.), shopkpr. 6 Mill st

Weston David, butcher, 63 Windmill hill

White Ellen (Mrs.), grocer, 66 Banner st

Willetts & Sons, chain mkrs. Ladysmith rd. C radley Heath 6509

Willetts S. & Son, bakers, 28a, Windmill hill

Willetts Harold, Bridge inn, 8 Bridge st

Willetts J.W. wireless engnr. 102 Windmill hill

Williams John, greengrocer, 44 High street

Worton B. & C. chain mkrs. 29 Banner st. Cradley Heath 6045

Worton Harry,confectioner, 19 High street

Worton Soloman, chain maker, 66 Alma street


Kelly’s 1936 directory

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