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    Cradley Links

    Kelly's 1936 directory has 270 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, 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

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