Express & Star Walsall and wolverhampton
Need info on the wulfron centre 1960s
I am researching my ancestors - the Roomes of Stafford: My grandparents were John&Rachel Roome (nee Holmes) married in 1932.
Their son William Roome m Anne Jones(1943).
Their son Joseph Roome m Mary Beeson(1938).
If anyone else is researching this family I would love to hear from them.
Ann cass commented
Although now living in Hereford I visit Wolverhampton every 4 - 6 weeks to put flowers on my parents grave. I'm sad to see the institute in such a state and mourn its fall into disrepair. I played for Wolverhampton Rovers for many years along with my brother and fatherin the days when we changed into our kit in the institute and walked down to the pitch before being sold for being sadly development. My mother worked as the caretaker for the infant school on the green when Mr Wesley was head teacher. I'd like to see more old photos of Wolverhampton on the site. I'll try and put some on myself. I'm sure that there are many who remember me or my brother David Mee or indeed my parents George and Janet Mee Good luck with the the site.
Linda sexton commented
Great page but can we sort our more new dates
Paul Brown commented
great site my mothers family came from Hadley so the old pictures were of real interest. Her name was Tonks but her mums name was Harris and her brother had a bakery in Hadley
Hi anyone please help me,I am looking for information regarding a Rob Corkhill.He was one of three brothers.The other two were Eddie and Harry,They were all very good footballers.Hope to hear from someone soon.Still a Wolvo lad at heart
Please focus more on filling our records
I’d like to see more of the 1960-1990s to see all sides of Wolverhampton’s past
Submit more years like the 1970s we require lots of new material as we have been waiting an age
Like to read more on this in 1974 Queen Elizabeth II issued a royal charter when Walsall Metropolitan Borough was formed, joining Walsall County Borough and Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District Council. The boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton became part of the newly formed West Midlands County.
Like to learn more about George and Thomas Woodall were two brothers from Wordsley who, while working for the Thomas Webb glassworks in the late 19th century, became masters in the art of Cameo Glass carving and took it to a new level.
Bethia Thomas commented
Please add 1981-1990
Matt Boyd commented
i am the grandson of Henry Pickering Hutchinson, who is listed on your Express and Star 1880s. This evening I was looking through a family tree produced by my uncle because we are about to visit the Isle of Wight where I remember 40 years ago my father showing me the graves of two great aunts and his great grandmother Mary Heywood. I was staggered that a few seconds of clicking on your site traced an ancestor of mine born in 1478 (Richard Blackwyn), whereas in the pre-internet age my uncle's pourings through stained parish records rarely reached back further than the 18th century.
However, your site has not answered the specific query that brought me to it, and I wonder if I can interest you in addressing the little puzzle. One of my father's great aunts, Eliza Beales, married a Charles Chard, both listed on your site. My father knew well that Charles Chard was a relative of John Rouse Merriott Chard, the commanding office at Rorke's Drift, for which he received a VC (as depicted in the film Zulu). Unfortunately I have no note of the exact relationship. Even from John Chard's entry in Wikipedia I can ascertain that he was one of three brothers, one called Charles, but evidently not the man that married Eliza Beales. With my lack of knowledge of genealogical tools I have got no further but perhaps it would be easy for you.
In any case many thanks for a quite amazing site. Should you be interested I would be pleased to provide further information on the Hutchinson and Duffield branches (the latter can be traced back to an Angus born in 1585) and I have some photographs of Eliza Beales, her sisters Ann and Martha, and her husband Charles Chard
I was at Wolverhampton college1960-63 . Is there anyone around from that era? - great bunch of people.
I would especially like to contact Kathleen, Valerie, Mary, Wendy for news and to reminisce about ourselves now and our times there.
Just to say how much i enjoyed looking at this web site.I moved to Heath Hayes 4 yrs ago,and really like the area.I particularly enjoyed looking at all the old photo’s.I grew up in Cheslyn hay
Dave Stone commented
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.
My ancestors were from Dudley, West Bromwich and Tipton area (Black Country). The place James and Eliza you refer to is Horsley Heath in Tipton and on the 1951 census they're living in Toll End (part of Horsley Heath).
I think I've managed to find a marriage entry on familyseach for James Fellows Born abt 1804 Upper Gornal, Sedgley, and Eliza Hyde Born abt 1808 Upper Gornal, Sedgley but no name of church given. A son Joshua Fellows born 3rd April 1836 Upper Gornal, Sedgley is also listed.
Any idea what religion they were most were Church of England but a large number of people from the Black Country were Baptists etc. This will narrow down where they could be buried.
If Jame's religion was C of E and buried near Toll end Tipton I would suggest a choice of 4 churches to research
Elaine b commented
ALLCOCK I am interested learn more of Sarah Allcock (nee Ball) and her son John Allcock. According to John's birth certificate, they were at 37 Brierley Lane, Bradley, Sedgley in 1967. There is no record of them at that address in the 1978 Census
Thelma M commented
Time to add more of the papers Chronicles so we can delve more into our ancestors pasts
A wonderful website, thank you so much for sharing. I am a descendant of both the Warners and the Browns who provided transport services in the village of Penn - I'll see if I can get hold of some photographs if you'd be interested in having them
Would like to read the archives from 1972 on Wolves UEFA cup final games against Tottenham Hotspur’s was a magic time to be following Wolves