snippets of local history

   Here is a collection of cuttings taken from news papers and gazettes, plus a few maps.

      Mayors of Walsall. 1740 to 1812        


The girls are large and very healthy

Kings arms Aldridge

Shilling a day in the kings army

Parish of Aldridge.1767

Posh young ladies in Aldridge

Lost cattle in Aldridge

Horse missing in clayhanger

explaining the area of cannock wood, around 1100 ad

explaining the route of a stage coach, 1760`s .

cock fight at the woolpack in walsall

meeting at the swan inn, stonnall, date 1760`s

lets have a canal from the trent and mersy to birmingham

cart horse missing from shire oak

John taylor, mayor of walsall

negro slave for sale lichfield

anyone seen my wife, walsall area

Shire oak 1911

Nags head, walsall

walsall wood, 1883

Birchills ,walsall

tree bark to tan hides

The shewsbury machine

want a new house in walsall!

Lime works in ablewell st walsall

Shire oak in the 1500`s. copied from the star chamber walsall

Walsall wood end

road repair to the A461. in 1700`s

Aldridge in the doomsday book, 1186 ad!. also rushall