Just a quicky. Here’s an 1883 Ordnance Survey map of the northern half of Brownhills. I dug it out particularly for the lady – Vicki Brosch – who recently asked where Ogley Square was. It can be seen approximately a third of the way across the map from the right, just up from the bottom.
There are some gems here, but I noted particularly that the area around where the footbridge is now, at the bottom of Pier Street, is labelled ‘Pike Hill’. We know this has been referred to as ‘Pike Helve’ – misheard by the surveyor, or evolution?
Fill your boots, folks, and do comment on anything you spot.