The subject of lost and fondly remembered pubs often crops up here, as pubs obviously are attached to meany warm community memories – and one particular lost house in Walsall Wood seems to attract many fond recollections and enquiries.
Thanks to the generosity of reader Robert Fereday, I can share the above image taken in what would have been the courtyard or rear of the Travellers Rest pub, that used to stand on the canalside at Walsall Wood.
I thought the attached pictures may be of interest to you.
The first picture was on was taken on the 6th June 1942 at my grandparents Jack and Elouisa’s wedding celebration. It was taken at the rear of the Travellers Rest pub. The gentleman pictured is named as Mr. Ben Wolverson.
The 2nd picture was apparently taken at the Walsall Wood School but I know little else except that my other grandmother and aunts were pictured in the crowd.
We have of course covered the Travellers Rest extensively before, and this post from Graham Kenniston and others is worth a read for some great background.
The second picture is a bit of a mystery as I don’t recognise the rooflines from any of the Portman Collection of the same school, but I am wondering if this might be St. Johns. Anyone clarify?
Thanks to Robert for a couple of remarkable images with such wonderful background information. If anyone has anything to add, please do – either comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.