Here’s a quick one that cropped up in the week from the young David Evans – last weeked I featured here a photo of Bradford Place in Walsall from the late 1930s, primarily because it was a great picture, but also because it had a Walsall Wood Colliery truck in the foreground.
I asked readers to tell me about it, and it turns out the photo was on Walsall Local History Centre’s ‘A Click in Time’ website. Stuart Williams, from the centre, had this to say:
Photo 326 from the Walsall Local History Centre Collection, dated 1935, by William Bullock. Bullock was a professional photographer, specialising in studio portraits in the first half of the 20th century. He was also an active member of Walsall Photographic Society. His general shots of Walsall record much of the town’s transformation in the decades before World War Two.
This is why the Local History Centre is so wonderful, and the find prompted David to go digging though the site, and came up with two photos – one featured above is of Walsall Wood School thought to be from between 1900 and 1909, and shows a view that David captured a coupe of years ago, that has changed surprisingly little: it’s actually in the old school that’s now Walsall Wood Youth Club, in the grounds of Streets Corner School.
David visited the building a while back, and recorded a whole photo-tour, which can be seen here.
David also found the image below, which is of ‘Brookland Juniors Football Team’ from Walsall Wood in 1930. Does anyone know anything about this team? A brief mention in the news archives, but nothing other than results. To me, they look like they’re sat on a PE Bench, like we used to have in schools.
If you can add anything to these images, please do – either comment her or mail me: BrownhilsBob at Googlemail dot com.
Thanks to David as ever for the keen eye!