Express & Star Walsall and wolverhampton
I hope someone can help.
I am looking for an article from the Express and Star newspaper dated 1st March 1977.
The article would have made front page news, and is about my uncle who was killed on his motorbike in Halesowen.
I do know that back copies of the paper can be viewed at Wolverhampton archives on microfiche at the Molineux hotel, but was hoping that someone had access to those records. Or is anyone visiting tomorrow able to look on my behalf.
Does anyone have any photographs or memories of Warstones Estate, Penn, Wolverhampton in the 1950s and 1960s.
I was brought up on this estate in the 1950's, but I have not got photographs from that time.
I would love to see any images of the estate that may be out there.
Does anyone have any photographs of, or information, about Leasowes House, Upper Penn, Wolverhampton. This building was demolished in the 1960s and once belonged to a local businessman named Sidney Cartwright.
I would be most gratefull for any images of this building as it featured a lot in my childhood years.
Charlie mopps commented
I have ancestors living at Bhylls Cottages, in 1957. I have found the cottages listed as Merry Hill and also Compton, Wolverhampton. Does any one know where they were situated and any information on them photos etc. There is a Bhylls Lane off Castlecroft Lane, Finchfield, and also A Bhylls Farm which was on Bhylls Lane, any information would be useful
I notice you have croxall ancesters my great grandfarther was samuel croxall, he was killed in wwi were he sent letters to my great grandmother who was harriet evans . i know your samuel was married in pelsal staffs but could he have been a bigamist as i can not find another sam in any birth indexes the man in pelsall was born 1872-1874 and marryed a harriet truman have you a date of death for him please e mail my cousen adele at the above adress yours n croxall
Rich Orgill commented
My father, Douglas william Orgill, did indeed visit a place called Orgill in the Orkneys - he was a journalist and was researching for an article. He (and his father and grandfather) cam e from Walsall, near Birmingham in the Midlands. There's also an Orgill School in Cumbria but I don't know how it got its name
My father was Samuel William Croxall, have just begun the task of researching his family tree which was something he was always interested in. he was born 1915 in Walsall, Staffordshire, UK. He had two sisters, Irene and Agnes. I hope to make contact with some relatives. Good site !
Camille O commented
I am Carolines daughter of Lucy Jean and Ronald Arthur Orgill(Died 1991)Baptised Pleck Staffs DOB 13/4/22 Walsall Staffs to Lily Martha Nee Weals and Arthur Edwin (?Edwin Arthur)Born 1890 in Pelsall,(died 1965).His father was called John born in Pelsall on4/11/1873 to a Henry Orgill of Pelsall and Ann Nee Holt.My quiery is why do I hold the papers of a burial plot of a cemetery in Newport Lincoln from July 1944? paid for by a John Orgill of Monks Rd Lincoln.WhatI do know is Dads brother was a John known as Jack who also lived in Dudley and his sons are a John and Ron Orgill.Dad was deserted by his father in 1926, to live with his mistress.To be brought up in Dudley with Jack by their mum and paternalgrandfather.I think it was mentioned his dad
ill try to give as much detail about my immediate family as I can remember.
Grandfather:-- JOHN ORGILL. Born about 1870, birth would be registered in Lichfield. Died about 1942, death would be registered in Lichfield. His wife was Mary Ann Mortiboy. John had 5 children. George, Horace, Beatrice, Mary, Ann.
George was born in Brownhills about 1897 and his birth would be registered in Walsall. He served in the 1914-1918 war and when he was demobilised he moved to Rainworth, near Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. I know that he started a new branch of the family there, I have no further knowledge of him or his family.
Horace was born in 1900 in Brownhills and would be registered in Walsall. He died in 1946 in Brownhills and this would be registered in Walsall. He had 6 children, 3 of whom died at birth or soon after. Alive are Ralph (me), I was born in 1924, Doreen who was born in 1926 and Keith born 1936. We were all born in Brownhills. His wife, my mother was Dora Roberts. Beatrice, Mary, and Ann of course don`t carry on the Orgill name.
Ralph, I have 4 children, Patrick born in 1949, Jill born in 1955, Sally Ann born in 1958, Malcolm born in 1960. All were born in Brownhills and were registered in Cannock. My wife`s name was Hazel Challinor.
Keith is unmarried and has no children. Doreen doesn`t carry the Orgill name.
My Grandchildren. Patrick has one child aged 13 name Daniel. Jill has one daughter aged 21 name Michelle. Sally Ann has one child aged 8 name Mark. Malcolm has two children Amy aged 6 and Sam aged 3.
I trust that your sister will find the above of some use Joe, I`m sorry that it`s not more precise but if she requires any more information I will do my best to supply it.
Best Regards, Ralph
Enjoyed your site I to was born in heath hayes so was my father. both in the same house in bank st dad in 1915 myself in 1938 my great grandparents also lived in the same st. My husbands family also came from Heath Hayes his grandfather a driver for Harpers buses
I spent nearly 21 yrs being brought up in Pelsall.
Most of my childhood was at the local schools,and brought up on the Clockmill rd est.
Did one of the largest paper rounds,streching from mouse hill up the the finger post.
I really loved my time in Pelsall,and still pass it on my way to work in Bloxwich every day
Debbie wilkins commented
Does anyone have any information about Joseph Follows from Pelsall. I was told by family that he died in WW1 but there is no record of this. I think he lived on Chapel Street. His sister was Rosanna Follows who was my grandmother.
I would love to find out more about him.
Please get in touch if you know anything about him.
Kenny Clegg commented
I came about this great website purely by accident and loved reading about the history of Pelsall. I myself grew up in High Heath from 1965-1981.
I would recommend two another great read about the history of Pelsall in the two books by Flora Pearce called "No Work Today" and "Essie"
My aunt, Mary Gallagher, was the cook at Little Wyrley Auxilary Hospital during the war. I have 2 autograph books filled with comments and thanks from service men 1941- 1943, mainly dutchmen, but some british. After the war she went to work for Lady Brenda Hickman (mentioned in your narrative about Dorothy) at her home in Farnham Royal near Slough...this might be of interest to someone! Nice website, thanks. Veronica
I'm in Bristol. My Great Grandfather in Pelsall had the rather amazing name of Joshua Bloomer Davis. He left left for Yorkshire (Fryston) about 1928 with Clara SIMPSON (nee Wood) plus children. I must have loads of Simpson ancestors and their descendants still in/around Pelsall. My homemade 'tree' shows Enoch , Hannah (Skyte), Harriet (Wood), John, James, Sarah Ann (Windsor), Priscilla (Morris), Joseph, George Henry (killed), Maria and Thomas. (Not in order).
If any names ring a bell (especially Thomas Simpson, the real father of some of Clara's children), please e-mail me and post on here. Thanks.
I am trying to trace the address of a house, which in around 1929 was called Glengairn, and was used by a doctor. It was somewhere on Pelsall Common, and had bow windows and an orchard.
I have been researching the Astley family tree ,in particular Enoch Astley. During a recent visit to Walsall local history one of the researchers told me that a lady from Pelsall history group (wendy stanway) was researching the same name of Astley ,i would be very interested if anyone has any information about this family.
3 different breeze members played for pelsall cricket team in
1920s . are there any Ernest breeze's still living in pelsall?
Stuart harte commented
Nice to read some facts of Pelsall,that even after spending 21 yrs in Pelsall,I didn't know myself.
Very interesting to look back from my childhood to adult hood,
And most of my enjoyable times spent here.
Keep up the good work of collating such an interesting read.
Wonder if you have a photo of the one room school which used to be somewhere on the Walsall Road in Gt Wyrley, please. I went there, c. 1955, with my cousin [Gerald Sharp] and my brother [John Maiden] when we lived with my aunt and uncle [Percy & Ivy Sharp]. I have vivid memories of it. Aunty could hear me screaming to be let out when she had walked some distance back home! It was a gallery school and years later I discovered that these were abolished by Act of Parliament in 1880. I think my grandparents had attended the school and I wrote on the wood edged slates they must have used.
You do not list any publications. I wondered how I can l see the cemetery records, for example.
Thank you for your help