Welcome to the pleasure grounds

I am indebted to friends of the blog and top local historians Clive Roberts and Stuart Williams who both sent me copies of the following image of Coalpool Pleasure Grounds taken I believe around 1910.

This looks to have been quite a place… and I never knew it existed.

Come in number six, your time is up!

Pleasure ground Coalpool

‘Bob, if you’re looking for stuff on Coalpool Pleasure Grounds, I suspect you’ll enjoy this photo of the boating lake there, about 1910. Number 9707 from our collection. Cheers, Stuart.’ (The image is from Clive as it’s a larger scan, but thanks both – so if you want to see a bigger version, the Local History Centre have it in their collection. Thanks lads.

In the fascinating discussion about the grounds and their origin, there was some interesting comment on the matter over at the Rushall group on Facebook. I’ve posted a screenshot beneath for those who don’t do Facebook.

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Some interesting comment here. Facebook can be quite enlightening sometimes. Click for a larger version.

 

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One Response to Welcome to the pleasure grounds

  1. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    a big thankyou to Stuart and to Clive , please.
    I believe there was a Brewer Terrace in Heath End, Pelsall. ( near Victor Street) I wonder if these homes were like the ones in the photo
    kind regards
    David

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