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    Cradley Links

    Kelly's 1908 directory has 321 entries for Cradley

    Cradley Links wishes to record our grateful thanks to Jill Guest, who generously gave her time to produce this transcription.

    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.


    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.


    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.)

    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.


    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.


    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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