Published by the Black Country Society in 1999, 114 pages. Large A4 size softback (S6795WSO)
Stourbridge was historically part of Worcestershire, although the West Midland's town is now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and this book provides a fascinating and detailed history of many of the streets found in the town and the surrounding area.
Here you can find out how Downing Street in Halesowen was planned in the 1930's, why Dunbar Street in Wordsley was renamed Queen Street, the origins of Hillville Gardens in Oldswinford, the improbable story behind the name of Royal Oak Road in Halesowen, the man behind the name of Stretton Place in Netherton, the medieval origins of Cornbow, and the history of many many more streets, roads and lanes (such as the Queens Drive, Roper Way, Laurel Lane, Leasowes lane, Gilbanks Road, and more!) .
The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Stourbridge and the surrounding area, as well as people with a more general interest in the history of this area in times gone by....
Condition of the book is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs and blemishes, and some light wear and nibbling along the edges, but the spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Not price clipped.