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The entry for Cradley in the Kelly's 1940 directory lists 238 individuals.

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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, 2½ miles east from Stourbridge, 4 south from Dudley and 9½ 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. It is governed by the Halesowen Borough 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. Electricity is available. 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, south 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, net yearly value £500, in the gift of the Rector of Halesowen, and held since 1939 by the Rev. Robert William Yaxley B.Sc. of Birmingham University and Ripon Hall, Oxford. A vicarage house was built in 1899 by the parishioners. 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 and a third enlargement 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) Limited 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 C.B., 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 Coleman Hill are near the town.

Town Sub-Post, & M. O. 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

Public Library, C.G. Smith, librarian, Colley Lane


Collector of Rates (attends fri. 2 to 5. p.m.), Public Library

Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Cradley District, Stourbridge Public Assistance Committee, J.D.W. Shedden M.B., Ch.N. Birm., M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P Lond. Chapel House

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services.

St. Peter's Church, Rev. Robert William Yaxley B.Sc. vicar

St Catherine's Mission Room, Beecher street

Mission of the Good Shepherd, Lyde Green

Baptist, High street

Methodist, Colley Gate (Stourbridge Circuit), Rev. Michael Featherstone, 11 The Hayes, Lye (supt)

Mission Room, Banner street (undenominational), various services

Overend Mission, Banners street

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.)

Bird Edwin, 40 Colley lane

Blackwell William Henry, 4 Drew's Holloway

Bullas Hugh, Walton ho. Colman hill

Cartwright Hubert Lowell, Beecher road

Clare William, 109 Furlong lane

COX Herbert J.P. Holloway house, Drew's Holloway

Cox J. 1 Drew's Holloway

Dakin Charles F. 10 Drew's Holloway

Dalrin Mrs. 118 Colley gate

Fellows Vernon, 8 Drew's Holloway

Gilwhite Rev. Clifford Thomas (Methodist), The Manse, Lyde Green

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

Harbach William, 7 Drew's Holloway

Heale Rev. Alfred James (Unitarian),Netherend

Hickman Alfred , 1a, Colley lane

Hickman Arthur S. 116 Colley gate

Hickman Mrs. M. 9 Drew's Holloway

Hijkiss Frank, 111 Colley gate

Holden Walter, Hilldene house, Drew's Holloway

Holloway Eric B. 12 Drew's Holloway

Homer Mrs., Clent house, Drew's Holloway

Jones Hubert B. 56 Furlong lane

Lee William, Linton house, Drew's Holloway

Mole Joseph G., Froneithyn, Colman hill

Newton H. C. The Park, Park road

Oakley James, The Grange, Colman hill

Raybould G. N., Hafod, Colman hill

Rock Albert, Holloway house, Drew's Holloway

Rock Clifford, Chaddesley house, Drew's Holloway

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

Southall Walter B. Colman hill

Tate David, Whissendine, Highfield rd

Westcott V. R., Park house

Willetts Charles, jun. 6 Drew's Holloway

Willetts Harold, Colman Hill house

Woodhouse Caleb, 11 D 1 . Drew's Holloway

Yaxley Rev. Robert William B.Sc. (vicar), Vicarage, Colley gate


Early closing day, Thursday

Abbiss & Sons, decrtrs. 128 Overend rd

Abbiss Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkpr. 128 Overend rd

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

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

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

Attwood Bros. painters, Pendennis, Park la

Auden Harry, grocer, 27 Tvo gates. Cradley 6556

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

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

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

Beasley Alfd. tailor, 25 Windmill hill

Beasley Thos. decrtr. 30 Ladysmith rd

Beddard Raymond, printer, Beecher rd

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

Billingham Wm. Geo. plumber 1 Chapel House la

Bird Annie (Miss), shopkpr. 126 Colley gate

Bird Edwin, assistant registration officer, 40 Colley la

Black Horse P.H. (Wm. Palmer), Banners la

Blackwell Bros. iron & steel stockholders, Toys la. Cradley heath 6171 & 6307

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

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

Blue Ball P.H. (Gilbt. Willetts), Blue Ball la

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

Bowen Wilfred, grocer, 28b, Windmill hill

Boxley Florence (Mrs.), shopkpr. 76 & 78 Windmill hill

Brettell Nellie (Mrs.), shopkpr. 4 Barrack la

Bridge Inn (Harold Willetts) 8 Bridge st

British Arms P.H. (Mrs. Ellen Griffiths), 20 Furlong la

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

Cartwright G. & Sons, plastering contrctrs. 37 Furlong la. Cradley Heath 6576

Cartwright Jas. shopkpr. 115 Two gates

Chambers Annie (Mrs.), newsagt. 56 High st

Clarke Wltr. greengro. 29 High st

Clewes T. M. & Son, waterproof mfrs. Park mills, Colley gate. T A "Clewes,Cradley ;" Cradley Heath 6118

Clewitt M. E. (Mrs.), fancy draper, g Talbot s t

Cooke Jsph. hairdrssr. 39 Windmill hill

Cooper Caleb, newsagt. Overend rd

Cope Ossian, boot repr. Windmill hill

County Police Station, 32 Colley la. Cradley Heath 6051

Cox Wm. newsagt. Mogul la. Netherend

Cradley Chain Manufacturing CO. chain mkrs. Mill st. Cradley Heath 6284

Cradley & District Conservative & Unionist Club (Jas. Harry James, sec.), 1OO Windmill hill

Cradley Labour Club (Clifford Willetts, sec.), 109 Colley gate

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

Crampton Albt. greengro. Foxcote la

Crown Inn (Mrs. Daisy Smith) Barrack la

Crown P.H. (Jsph. R. Priest), 88 Lyde grn

Darby Harry, poultry farmer, 162 Park rd

Dentith & Son, bakers, 72 High st

Duke William Inn (Ben Tromans), 9 Furlong la

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

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

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

Evans & Evans, plumbers, 83 Toys la

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

Fellows Hartley, fried fish dlr. Overend rd

Forrest Joshua, fried fish dlr. 27 High st

Fradgley Harry, hairdrssr. 128 Colley gate

Gardener Wm. newsagt. 28 Windmill hill

Garratt Florence (Mrs.), shoplrpr. 16 High st

Gate P.H. (Wm. Rd. Buttery), 110 Colley gate

Gauden S. & Son, painters, 102 Windmill hill. Cradley Heath 6372

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

Gill Mary (Mrs.), chain mkr. 10 Butcher's la

Green's Beecher Nursery (J. Green, propr.), nursery-man, Alma st. Cradley Heath 6313

Greenfield Nellie (Mrs.), fried fish dlr. 3 High st

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

Grove N. & A. cycle agts. 113 Furlong ]a

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

Hammersley E. R. & Co. Ltd. who. clothiers, Lyde grn. Cradley Heath 6122

Harling Dolly (Mrs.) ladies' hairdrssr. Two gates

Harper & Moores Fire Brick Co. Ltd. fire brick mkrs. (Postal address, Stourbridge). T A "Moores, Lye ; " Lye 23

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

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 Albt. Edwd. & Harry, bakers, 9 Beecher rd. Cradley Heath 6469

Head Saml. boot repr. Overend rd

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

Hickman Arth. S. newsagt, 116 Colley gate

Hill Edwd. grocer, 3 Intended st

Hill Lawrence, grocer, Two Gates la

Hingley Louisa (Mrs.), fried fish dlr. 9 Bridge st

Hodgetts Eliza (Mrs.), shopkpr. 35 Windmill hill

Hodgetts Ernest, butcher, 64 Furlong la

Hodgetts Jsph, butcher, 2 High st

Holden Wltr. baker, 105 Windmill hill

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

Holloway Eric, bldrs.' mer. & sub-post office, 22 Windmill hill. Cradley Heath 6115

Holly Bush P.H. (Wm. Hy. Eickman), 50 High st

Horse & Jockey P.H. (Regnld. Johnson), 19 Mogul la. Netherend

Horton Mary Alice (Mrs.), shopkpr. 38 High st

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

Jasper Vera (Mrs.), wool depot, 18 High st

Jewiss Alfd. jun. boot mkr. 75 Windmill

Johnson Bert, boot repr. 25 High st

Johnson Bert, shopkpr. 21 Park 1a

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

Jones Eliz. (Mrs.), shopkpr. 7 Lyde grn

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

Jones Hubert B. electrcl. engnr. 56 Furlong la. Cradley Heath 6458

Kilvert Dorcas (Mrs.), newsagt. Beecher rd

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

Knowles John & Sons, greengros. 64 Windmill hill

Knowles Jas. fried fish dlr. 88 Windmill hill

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

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

Mapp Chas. carpntr. Toys la. Cradley Heath 6542

Mapp Geo. cooked meat dlr. 99 Windmill hill

Maypole Inn (Hy. J. Parkes), 5 Maypole hill

Meacham Arth. shopkpr. 140 Park rd. Colley gate

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

Meredith Jsph. S. E. bldr. 62 Furlong la

Midland Bank Ltd. (branch) (hours 11 a.m. to 2 p.m fri.), 104 Windmill hill ; head office, Poultry, Londor E C 2

Millward Bertram, hardware dealer, 47 High street

Mitchell Thos. Ellis L.M.S.S.A. Lond. physcn. & surgn. (attends daily 11.30 to 12 a.m.), 9 Highfield rd

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

Moore Jn. Thos. bldr. 43 Banners la

Moore M. (Mrs.), shopkpr. 43 Banners la

Morris Alice (Mrs.), shopkpr. 72 Lyde grn

Morris Jsph. chain mkr. Lyde grn

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

Newey Wm. shopkpr. 33 Two gates

Nock Albt, chain mkr. Butcher's la

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

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

Old Crown Inn (Jsph. Jinks), 2 Intended st

Old Two Gates Inn (Thos. Edge), 50 Two Gates la

Oldnail Colliery (Mobberley & Perry Ltd. props.), Beechtree & Oldnail Collieries. Cradley Heath 284 (ext. 5)

Oliver W. C. & Son. carpntrs. 69 Windmill hill

Park Lane Tavern (Harry Victor Cook), Park la

Payne Irene (Mrs.), shopkpr. Reecher rd

Pegg Chas. Alfd. painter, 35 Toys la

Phillips Wm. Arth, grocer, 121 Park rd

Pitkenthley Annie (Mrs.), draper, 42 Windmill hill

Plant William. fishmonger. 54 High street

Powell Albt. grocer, 2 j Mogul sq. Netherend

Price Marjorie (Miss), ladies' hairdrssr. 97 Windmill hill

Public Library (C. G. Smith, librarian), Colley la

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

Ratcliff Lilian (Miss), midwife, 28 Furlong la. Cradley Heath 5823

Raybould Harold, boot dlr. 22, & furniture dlr. 20, High st. Cradley Heath 6822

Reece Hy. Ltd. chain mfrs. Maple Tree la. Cradley Heath 5823

Robey Jas. wireless supplies dlr. 29 High st

Robinson Bros. electricians, Colley la

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

Robinson Harold A. plumber, Sunnybank, Furlong la. Cradley Heath 6804

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

Roper Harold C. fruitr. 29 Windmill hill

Roper Hubert, bldr. 20 Colley la. Cradley Heath 6405

Rose & Crown P.H. (Wm. Hall), High st

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

Round Alice Beatrice (Mrs.), ladies hairdrssr. 68 High st

Rudge Alfd. bldr. Two Gates la

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

Scott-Homer Harry, chain mfr. 40 Alma st

Shaw Herbt. boot repr. 3 Butcher's 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. galvanizers, Mill st. Cradley Heath 6013

Sidaway Albt. butcher, 31 Windmill hill

Smart Percy, boot repr. 65 Windmill hill

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

Smith Percy, hair dresser, 108 Colley gate

Southall W. B. Ltd. who. grocers, Lyde grn. Cradley Heath 6510

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

Southall Eliza (Mrs.), shopkpr. 21 Mogul sq. Netherend

Southall Geo. H. chain mkr. 28 Banners st

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

Southall Jsph. china dlr. 3 Chapel house la

Southall Wltr. grocer, 95 Windmill hill

Stringer Wm. greengro. 114 Overend rd

Talbot Hotel (Thos. Bills), Colley gate

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

Tate Fredrk. Harry, butcher, 106 Colley gate

Taylor Bros. bldrs. 11 Two Gates la. Cradley Heath 6821

Taylor Harold, pawnbrkr. 9 High st

Thomas Gladys (Mrs.), fried fish dlr. Two gates

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, 37 Highfield rd. Cradley Heath 6275

Tidmarsh Samuel James, butcher, 15 High street

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

Vine Inn (Benj. Garratt), Lyde grn

Vine Inn (Wm. Thos. Woodall), 88 Two gates

Walker Maud Evelyn (Miss), shopkpr. 63 High st

Wallace Elsie (Mrs.), grocer, 35 & 37 High st

Wallace Harry, grocer, 50 Banners st

Ward Arth cowkeeper, Mogul sq. Netherend

Wassell Clara (Miss), draper, 40 High street

Weston David, butcher, 63 Windmill hill

White Horse Inn (Fredk. Webster), 70 High st

White Lion Inn (Geo. Stafford), 74 Windmill Hill

Why Not Inn (Geo. James), Two gates

Willetts & Sons, chain mkrs. Ladysmith rd. Cradley Heath 6509

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

Williams John, greengrocer, 44 High street

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

Worton Soloman, chain maker, 66 Alma street

Kelly’s 1940 directory

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Kelly's 1940 directory, p. 70

Kelly's 1940 directory, p. 71