For the old photo feature this week, I thought we’d take a stroll up to Walsall Wood. Still villagey, with some surprisingly beautiful buildings and quiet residental streets, the former mining community is a little hidden gem in the Northern Wastes. Worth exploring when you have a free afternoon. The older images are all taken from the excellent work by Jan Farrow, ‘Brownhills and Walsall Wood on old picture postcards’. As ever, if you can find a copy, do buy one.
A fantastic card showing Walsall Wood High Street in the mid 1950’s. I’d guess the photographer would be stood just about where the driveway to St. John’s Health Centre is today. Interesting to see how many buildings still remain. From ‘Brownhills and Walsall Wood on old picture postcards’ by Jan Farrow.