Memories of Codsall, by Cyril Porter
Booklet published by the Codsall & Bilbrook History Society in 2012, 12 pages (Printing on one side only). A4 size pamphlet (N4707)
Please note this pamphlet was printed privately, and so lacks the finish of a more proffesional publication (i.e. all the photographs are of photocopy quality). But this in no way detracts from the fascinating contents!
This short pamphlet offers a very brief account of what life was like in the Staffordshire village of Codsall in the 1930's and 1940's. Interviewed by a member of the local history society, Cyril recounts his childhood and growing up in the area, and his memories provide a wonderful (although sadly concise) collection of anecdotes and experiences. He recalls the local pub (the Bull), and W.G Harveys Grocery and Provisions store, as well as other stores and yards. He remembers the little island in the middle of the road on Bakers Way, Roseville Farm and several small holdings, and Albert Hughes who used to sell fresh fish from his flat truck!
The condition of the pamphlet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and tidy, and all pages are intact and unblemished