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We started at the Little School when we were about four years old. In this photo you can see Molly Hope (at the top of the slide), Julie Stretton (holding ...
Polesworth Fire Station
I was Officer in Charge at the fire station. This was built on the site of the Chetwynd Arms. This was built by one of the Chetywnd baronets for the ...
Fire at a Polesworth Cottage
Many of the thatched cottages in Polesworth burned down due to the nature of their construction including Little Jim’s cottage. The cottage on this page was near the Chetwynd Arms ...
Little Jim, Polesworth
Little Jim’s cottage is no longer there (not altogether surprising, when looking at the photo from 1970) but the cottage, and Jim himself, is immortalised in poetry: The cottage was a ...
Warwickshire Apprentices: The System
In times gone by, the way to learn a craft and earn a living was to be apprenticed to a master. You would be legally bound to the master for ...
The North Warwick Colliery Closure Phasing Plan, 1965
This record1 shows the plan and proposed time scale for closing the North Warwick Colliery in 1965. This process was thought to take nine months and involved removing and dismantling machinery, ...
Birchmoor Working Mens Club
Birchmoor Working Mens Club (WMC) is one of the Premier social clubs in the Tamworth area. The club was formed in June 1910, by miners from Birchmoor Colliery, who played ...
Fireworks in Polesworth
Bonfire Night is one custom that has featured consistently over the centuries since the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. On occasion a focus for religious tension, and waxing and waning in ...
Lost Spirits and Pipe-Smoking Monks
The ‘quaint little village of Polesworth’ may seem an unlikely place to find the ‘shades of departed monks’, but read on to hear a chilling and ghostly tale first told ...
Nethersole's School for the Poor in Polesworth
Sir Francis Nethersole initially had relatively little connection with Warwickshire. However, by 1620 he had married Lucy, the eldest daughter of Sir Henry Goodyer of Polesworth. (As an aside, Goodyer ...
Rev'd Cotterell, Vicar of Ansley and Polesworth
In January 1747 the Reverend Cotterell, vicar of Polesworth, died at Polesworth, aged 77. Some kindly person decided that ‘it would be injustice to the memory of so valuable a person’ ...
'Burned in all the Best Grates' - Coal Mining Around Polesworth
The Warwickshire County Record Office holds quite a lot of photographs and records of the coal mining industry which went on in and around Polesworth. This industry was spurred by ...
North Warwickshire's Big Cats
Sightings of strange big cats roaming about the wild places of England is not something one would expect in the rural idyll of South Warwickshire or the conurbations of the ...
Far-travelled Pebbles in Your Garden
Look closely in your flower beds, local park or on your allotment and you’ll almost certainly find rounded pebbles of a smooth, fine-grained rock-type known as quartzite. They are actually ...
Little Jim's Cottage Jigsaw Puzzle (70 Pieces)
Wanting something to pass the hours during this time? Try solving some of our jigsaw puzzles of photos on our website. We used Jigsaw Explorer to create these puzzles, and hope you ...
The Polesworth – Cologne Connection
I was born February 25th 1937 at 2, The Common, Polesworth, which was also the birthplace of my dad Ernie. The house is still there, over the road from the ...
Pooley Hall Colliery
In 1847 a coal mine was sunk on the Pooley Hall Estate, not far from the main house. It was completed in 1849, and coal began to be extracted in ...
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