I’ve had a very interesting enquiry from new reader Annie Walsh Walker who’s working on her family history which involves a family that were resident in Clayhanger High Street at the beginning of the last century.
I thank Annie for a very interesting enquiry – she wrote:
I have just joined this site site as I am tracing my family history.
I am looking at the Cope family: Reuben Cope 1873-1952 and his wife jessie heath 1880-1957 lived in High Street, Clayhanger in 1911 with their boys Reuben b1907, George b1909 and Albert b1911.
I am trying to find photos of their house, local church and the graveyard.
I do hope you can guide me as too where I can find this info
Loved looking at your amazing site.
Annie Walsh Walker
I know we still have the surname Cope locally; there is, after all, the longstanding family haulage firm W.A. Cope; but I’m interested in the Church and graveyard for Clayhanger. Whilst I appreciate the village had (and still has, of course) it’s own Methodist Chapel, I suppose for parochial reasons after 1850 it would have come under St. James in Brownhills.
Or am I wrong? What do you know, and can you please help?
Please comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com – thanks to Martin for a really interesting curiosity