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    Cradley Links

    Kelly's 1932 directory has 266 entries for Cradley

    Cradley Links wishes to record our grateful thanks to Elizabeth Grice, 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 Stourbridge division of the county, hundred of Lower Halfshire, rural district of Halesowen, Stourbridge petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Dudley 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 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: a new font was provided in 1867 and an organ built at a cost of £400: there are 750 sittings, all free. The register of baptisms and burials dates from 1785; marriages, 1802. The living is a vicarage, 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. The great tithes are held by the lay impropriator, Alfred Homfray esq. 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; 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; the Wesleyan Methodist chapel was erected in 1873, the Primitive Methodist in 1882, and the United Methodist chapel in 1856. Messrs. Harper and Moores Ltd. Messrs. King Brothers (Stourbridge) Ltd. 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 (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, of the Lye. The soil in general is a rich loam, and it 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 1921 was 7,600.

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

    Town Sub-Post M. O. & Tel. Call Office (telegrams dispatched but not delivered). Letters from Cradley Heath, Staffs.

    Town Sub-Post M. O. & Tel. Call 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

    Customs & Excise Officers, A. Howard Ridley, Sydney road, Cradley Heath & S. C. Dundas, 1 Valley rd. Lye

    Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Cradley District, Stourbridge Area Guardians Committee, Charles John Lewis M.D., Ch.B.Birm., M.R.C.S.Eng., M.R.C.P.Lond. Colley Gate

    Registrar of Births & Deaths, Halesowen Sub-district, Alfred Hill, 36 High street


    St Peter's Church, Rev. Ernest Albert Toulouse, vicar; Revs. Ernest T. Jones & Wilfred S. Yates, curates

    St. Catherine's Mission Room, Beecher street

    Mission of the Good Shepherd, Lyde Green

    Baptist, High street, Rev. David John Perrott B.A.

    Primitive Methodist

    Mission Room, Banner street (undenominational); various services

    United Methodist, Colley Gate (Stourbridge Circuit), Rev. J.T. Bone B.A. (supt)

    Unitarian, Netherend, Rev. John Yeomans

    Wesleyan Methodist, High street, Rev. Wm. Frederick Flemington

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

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

    (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, Colman hill

    Clare William, 109 Furlong lane

    Clewes Mrs., The Park

    Cooper Mrs. H., Bella Vista, Colman hill

    Cox Herbert, Holloway ho. Drew's Holloway

    Cox James, 1 Drew's Holloway

    Dakin Mrs., Hatherton lodge, Drew's Holloway

    Dakin Chas. F, 118 Colley gate

    Fellows Vernon, The Grange, Colley gate

    Flemington Rev. William Frederick (Wesleyan Methodist), The Manse, Lyde Green

    Fox Miss, The Elms, Colley lane

    Gooden T.E. 12 Drew's Holloway

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

    Grice Hy, The Bungalow, Colman hill

    Harbach William, 7 Drew's Holloway

    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 Rev. Ernest T. (curate), Toys-lane

    Jones R.P., Overdale, Colman hill

    Lee William, Linton house, Drew's Holloway

    Lewis Charles John, Colley Gate

    McIntosh J. 104 Windmill hill

    Perrott Rev. David John B.A. (Baptist), The Manse, Banner lane

    Raybould C.N. Hafod, Colman hill

    Reece Mrs. 12 Drew's Holloway

    Rock William, Holloway house, Drew's Holloway

    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, Colman Hill house, Drew's Holloway

    Woodhouse Caleb, 11 Drew's Holloway

    Yates Rev. Wilfred S. (curate), Colley lane


    Early closing day, Thursday.

    Abbiss Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkpr. Overend rd

    Abbiss Sidney Tector, decrtr. Overend rd

    Adams Benj. boot mkr. 58 Windmill hill

    Adams James, draper, 6 Furlong lane

    Adams James A. grocer, 38 Furlong la. TN 6048

    Attwood Jn. shopkpr. 21 Park la

    Auden Harry, grocer, 27 Two gates

    Banks Thos. Jas. Talbot hotel, Colley gate

    Barclays Bank Ltd. (branch) (11 to 2, tues. & fri.), 21 High st. (TN 391); head office, 54 Lombard st. London E C 3

    Barnes Joe R. beer retlr. Park la

    Barnsley Esther (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 46 Ladysmith road

    Bate Eliz. (Miss), shopkpr. 3 High st

    Bate Selina (Mrs.), shopkpr, New st

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

    Beasley Alfd. tailor, 25 Windmill hill

    Beasley Jesse, farmer, 36 Two Gates la

    Beasley Thos. decrtr. 30 Ladysmith rd. & 11 High st

    Beddard Raymond, printer, Windmill hill

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

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

    Bills Clara (Mrs.), wardrobe dealer, 14 High street

    Bird Annie (Miss), shopkpr, 126 Colley gate

    Bird Edwn. rate collector, 40 Colley la

    Blackwell Brothers, shipping tackle manufacturers & iron & steel merchants, Colley orchard, TN's 6171 & 6307

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

    Bloomer Joseph & Sons, chain mfrs. & colliery furnishers, Ladysmith rd. TN 6105

    Bloomer Philip, chain maker, 19 Beecher street

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

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

    Boxley Fred, Rose & Crown P.H. High street

    Buttery Saml. Gate P.H. Colley gate

    Chambers Thomas Henry, news agent, 56 High street

    Christopher Alice (Miss), tobccnst. & post off. 36 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

    Cole Miriam (Mrs.), shopkpr. 77 Butchers la

    Comley Joe Wm. Holly Bush P.H. 50 High st

    Cooke Joe H. hairdssr. 18 High st

    Cooper Caleb, newsagt. Overend rd

    Cope Ossian, boot repr. Windmill hill

    County Police Station 32 Colley la

    Cox Harry, grocer, 33 Beecher st

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

    Cox Wltr. fruitr. 21 Colley la

    Cox Wm. newsagt. Mogul la. Netherend

    Cradley Chain Manufacturing Co. chain makers, Mill st. TN 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 Thomas, shopkeeper, 115 Two gates

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

    Dentith Jas. & Sons, bakers, 72 High st

    Dunn W. & J. grocers, 1 Two Gates la. TN 6323

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

    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

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

    Flavell Geo. Hairdrssr. 17 High st

    Fox Mary (Miss), certified midwife, 32 Furlong la

    Fradgley Harry, hairdrssr. 96 Overend rd

    Gardner Wm. newsagt. 39 Windmill hill

    Ganden Saml. painter, 102 Windmill hill TN 396

    Genner Jn, farmer, Netherend

    Gill Alfred, furniture dealer, 21 High street

    Gill E.M. (Miss), insur. agt. 78 Lyde grn

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

    Goodwin Samuel, fishmonger, 60 Maple Tree lane

    Greaves David, butcher, 63 Windmill hill

    Green Harry, odd work mfr. 30 Banner st

    Gregory Marion A. (Miss) L.V.C.M. music teacher, 29 Talbot st

    Griffiths Ethel (Miss), draper, 17 Colley la

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

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

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

    Hadlington Hubert G. Maypole inn, 5 Maypole hill

    Halesowen & Hasbury Industrial Co-operative Society, Windmill hill. TN 6078

    Hall Wm. Fish inn, 46 High st

    Harbach Joseph, boot dlr. 11 Butcher's la

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

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

    Hawkeswood William, coal dealer, Maple Tree lane

    Head Frank, confectioner, 8 Beecher road

    Head Frank, confectioner, 39 High street

    Head Saml. boot repr. Overend rd

    Hemming Harry, grocer, 80 Overend rd. TN 6085

    Herrin Henry Jabez, Horse & Jockey P.H. 19 Netherend

    Hickman Arthur, news agent, 116 Colley gate

    Hickman Muriel (Miss) L.V.C.M. music teacher, 4 Mill st

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

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

    Hingley Thos. fried fish dlr. 9 Bridge st

    Hodgetts Ernest, butcher, Furlong la

    Hodgetts Jsph. butcher, 2 High st

    Hodgetts Walt. grocer, 74 Colley la

    Hoghetts Eliza (Mrs), shopkpr. 35 Windmill hill

    Holden Wltr. baker, 105 Windmill hill

    Hollaway Eric, bldr.'s mer. & post office, 24 & 26 Windmill hill TN 6115

    Homer Paul & Son, ironmongers, 1 High street

    Hughes Howard, greengro. 29 High st

    Ideal Benefit Society (P. Case, supt.); district office, 5 Talbot st

    Jasper Rose (Mrs.), grocer, 16 High st

    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 repairer, 8 High street

    Jones & Lloyd Limited, anchor manufacturers, Scotia works (TN 6033) & Cradley forge

    Jones Arth. fruitr. 13 Banner la

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

    Kirton Emie (Mrs.), boot dlr. 3 Tanhouse la

    Knight Geo. H. beer retlr. Two gates

    Knowles Jas. fried fish dlr. 88 Windmill hill

    Knowles John & Sons, greengros. 64 Windmill hill

    Lander Cyril, greengro. 27 Furlong la

    Lavender Annie (Mrs.), confectioner, 124 Colley gate

    Leah John William, fried fish dealer, 41 High street

    Lewis Chas. Jn. M.D., Ch.B.Birm., M.R.C.S.Eng., M.R.C.P.Lond. physcn. & surgn. medical officer & public vaccinator Cradley district, Stourbridge Area Guardians Committee, Chapel House la. TN 6340

    Lloyds Bank Ltd. (branch) (hours, 11 to 2 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. carpenter, Colley Orchard, TN 6542

    Mapp Eliz. (Mrs.), shopkpr. 107 Furlong la

    Mapp Geo. cooked meat dlr. 99 Windmill hill

    Meacham Arth. shopkpr. 140 Park rd. Colley Gate

    Meredith & Hingley, bldrs. Spring st. TN 6165

    Meredith Joseph A. builder, Furlong lane

    Midland Bank Ltd. (branch) (John A. James, manager) (hours 11 to 2 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. TN 6322

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

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

    Morris Lily (Mrs.), shopkpr. 68 High st

    Naden Geo. grocer, 7 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. iron founders, Bell Vale foundry, Overend rd. TN 6123

    Oliver W. & Son (of Cradley) Ltd. maltsters, Colley la. TN 6100

    Oliver Jn. carpntr. Windmill hill

    Oliver Wltr. carpntr. 54 Windmill hill

    Palmer Wm. beer retlr. Banners la

    Parkes Frank, shopkpr. 18 Lyde grn

    Phillips Wm. Arth. grocer, 121 Park rd

    Pingley Geo. A. Old Mogul P.H. Netherend

    Pitkeathley A. draper, 42 Windmill hill

    Plant William, fishmonger, 54 High street

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

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

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

    Reece Elijah, shopkpr. 54 New st

    Reece Hy. chain mfr. Maple Tree la. TN 6154

    Reynolds Annie (Mrs.), certified midwife, 32 Furlong la. TN 6424

    Reynolds Greta (Miss), nurse, 32 Furlong la. TN 6424

    Robins Jas. H. shopkpr. 94 Overend rd

    Robins Geo. Bull's Head P.H. Overend rd

    Robinson Bros. electricians, Colley la

    Robinson Evan, shopkpr. 37 Colley la TN 6379

    Robinson Jsph. D. Black Swan P.H. 80 High st

    Robinson Stephen, boot repr. 7 High st

    Rock Joseph S. & Sons, oddwork makers, Beecher rd. & Banners la. TN 6145

    Rockett Frederick, upholsterer, 23 Colley orchard

    Roper Caleb, farmer, Drew's Holloway

    Roper Harold C. fruitr. 29 Windmill hill

    Roper Hubert, greengro. 107 Windmill hill

    Roper Thos. H; haulier, Furlong la

    Rose F. hairdrssr. 25 High st

    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

    Sheet Iron Workers Ltd; galvanisers, Mill st. TN 6013

    Shropshire, Worcestershire & Staffordshire Electric Power Co. (sub-station), Windmill hill

    Sidaway Albt. butcher, 31 Windmill hill

    Sidaway Thos. beer retlr. Lyde grn

    Smart Percy, boot repr. 65 Windmill hill

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

    Smith Jas. A. blank bolt mkr. Banner st TN 6106

    Smith Jn. beer retlr. Furlong la

    Smith John W. grocer, 11 Colley lane

    Smith Percy, hair dresser, 108 Colley gate

    Southall Geo. H. & Son, chain mkrs. 28 Banner st

    Southall Benj. F. grocer, 95 & 20 Windmill hill. TN 6153

    Southall Caleb, chain mkr. Ladysmith rd. TN 6159

    Southall Eliza (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 21 Netherend

    Southall Joseph, china & glass dealer, 13 High street

    Southall Mrs. Draper, 25 Banner st

    Southall Wltr. B. grocer, 35 High st. TN 6150

    Spalding Chas. horse slaughterer, Tanhouse la. TN 6067

    Sprague Edwd. smith, 136 Park rd

    Stafford Geo. White Lion inn, 74 Windmill hill

    Stevens Jsph. farmer, Tanhouse la

    Stone D. ladies' tailor, 154 Colley gate

    Stringer James, draper, 32 High street

    Stringer Wm. greengro. 14 Overend rd

    Sutton Lily (Mrs.), grocer, 24 Lyde grn

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

    Tate Frederick Harry, butcher, Colley gate

    Tate Jsph. M. bldr. Highfield rd. TN 6225

    Taylor David, shopkpr. 13 Maple Tree la

    Taylor Harold, pawnbrkr. 9 High st

    Taylor Harry, beer retlr. 88 Two gates

    Thomas William Henry, market gardener, 63 Two gates

    Thompson Wm. H. grocer, 21 Drews' Holloway. TN 6454

    Tibbetts Lilias (Miss), ladies' hairdrssr. 12 Banner st

    Tidmarsh Samuel James, butcher, 15 High street

    Tromans Benj. beer retlr. 52 High st

    Tromans Horace, chain mkr. Mill st

    Turner Jsph. Beer retlr. Park rd

    Walker Solomon, shopkeeper, 63 High street

    Wallace Harry, grocer, 50 Banner st

    Warr Wm. seed mer. 29 High st

    Wassell Clara (Miss), draper, 40 High street

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

    Webster Thomas, farmer, Overend

    Westwood Saml. draper, 27 High st

    Wharton Edwd. fried fish dlr. 80 Windmill hill

    White & Taylor, grocers, 42 High street

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

    Willetts & Sons, chain mkrs. Ladysmith rd. TN 6209

    Willetts Gilbert, Bridge inn, 8 Bridge street

    Williams John, greengrocer, 44 High street

    Williams Walter, chain maker, Little hill

    Worton B. & Co. chain mkrs. 29 Banner st. TN 6045

    Worton Emma (Mrs.), confectioner, 19 High street

    Worton Soloman, chain maker, 66 Alma street

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