KELLY'S 1924 DIRECTORY

The entry for Cradley in the 1924 “Kelly's directory of Birmingham, and the counties of Stafford, Warwick and Worcester” lists 262 individuals.



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CRADLEY is a parish and extensive and populous district on the borders of Staffordshire, the river Stour separating it from Cradley Heath in that county; it has a station on the Birmingham and Stourbridge section of the Great Western railway, 2/2 miles east from Stourbridge, 4 south from Dudley and 9 1/2 south west from Birmingham, in the Stourbridge division of the county, hundred of Lower Halfshire, Stourbridge petty Sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Dudley and diocese of Worcester. The town itself lies a little off the main road and forms part of a populous mercantile and manufacturing neighbourhood, in which the iron trade is carried on in all its branches; water is supplied by the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company and gas by the Cradley Heath Gas Company. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1799 from the civil parish of Halesowen. The church of St. Peter, erected in 1789, and until its consecration in 1798 a chapel belonging to Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, is an edifice of brick, repaired in 1874-5 at a cost of about 4,500, and consists of chancel, nave, east porch and a brick tower added in 1876 and containing 8 bells, shown in the Vienna exhibition of 1873 : a new font was provided in 1867 and an organ built at a cost of 400: there are 750 sittings, 350 being free. The register of baptisms and burials dates from 1785; marriages, 1802. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value 450, in the gift of the rector of Halesowen, and held since 1923 by the Rev. William Sterry-Cooper BA., L.Th. of Hatfield Hall, Durham, and hon. C.F. The great tithes are held by the lay impropriator, Alfred Homfray esq. A vicarage house was built in 1899 by the parishioners, at a cost of 2,550. In 1852 a grant of land was made by the sons of the late Rev. George Higgs (a former rector of Halesowen) for the enlargement of the burial grounds of this parish, and a second enlargement of one acre was made in 1874. Here is a Unitarian chapel, built in 1796; the Baptist chapel, built in 1789, and rebuilt in 1907 from designs by Mr. A. T. Butler, architect, of Cradley Heath, at a cost of about 3,000, is an edifice of brick and terra cotta in the Renaissance style, and will seat 450 persons; the Wesleyan Methodist chapel was erected in 1873, the Primitive Methodist in 1882, and the United Methodist chapel in 1856. Messrs. Harper and Moores Ltd. Messrs. King Brothers (Stourbridge) Ltd. and Messrs. Samuel Evers and Sons are manufactures of fire bricks, clay retorts and crucibles, and proprietors of the Stourbridge clay. One mile from the northern extremity of Cradley, in a romantic, richly-timbered vale, is a spring of salt water, called the "Lady Well," highly esteemed on account of its medicinal qualities; in the summer it is very much frequented. Viscount Cobham is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are the Old Swinford Hospital, Messrs. King Brothers (Stourbridge) Limited, Harper and Moores Limited, Samuel Evers and Sons Limited and Mobberley and Perry Limited, of the Lye. The soil in general is a rich loam, and is noted for the cultivation of cabbage plants; it also produces potatoes and all kinds of grain, and forms excellent pasturage; and the lands on the north and west of Netherend (a part of the township of Cradley) abound with thick coal and fire-clay. The area is 818 acres, including 6 of water; rateable value, 18,436; the population in 1921 was 7,600.

Netherend, Colley Gate, Overend, Two Gates and Colman Hill are near the town.
Parish Clerk, Charles Worton, Beecher road.
Town Sub-Post, M. O., T. & T. E. D. Office. - Miss Alice Christopher, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from Cradley Heath, Staffs
Town Sub-Post & M. O. Office, Windmill Hill - Mrs. Emma Cox, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from Cradley Heath, Staffs. Nearest telegraph office, Cradley
County Police Station, 32 Colley lane; Walter Henry Wright, sergeant in charge, 2 sergeants & 4 constables

PUBLIC OFFICERS.
Assistant Overseer, Rate Collector & Clerk to Parish Council, Edwin Bird, Colley lane
Customs & Excise Officers, A. Howard Ridley, Sydney road, Cradley Heath & S. C. Dundas, 1 Valley rd. Lye
Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Cradley District, Stourbridge Union, H. Ashley Belbin L.M.S.S.A. Lond. Colley Gate
Registrar of Births & Deaths, Halesowen Sub-district, Alfred Bill, 36 High street

PLACES OF WORSHIP.
St. Peter's Church, Rev. William Sterry-Cooper B.A., L.Th. & hon. C.F. vicar; Rev. Bertram Richard Eccles, curate
St. Catherine's Mission Room, Beecher street
Mission of the Good Shepherd, Lyde Green
Baptist, High street
Primitive Methodist
Mission Room, Banner street (undenominational); various services
United Methodist, Colley Gate (Stourbridge Circuit),Rev. (supt)
Unitarian, Netherend, Rev. Arrowsmith Hide Shelley Wesleyan Methodist, High street, Rev. William J. Neal

PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
Under the control of the Halesowen Education Committee; Thomas Edmonds, attendance officer
Church street (mixed), for 325 children; George N. Raybould, master
Infants, erected in 1897, for 200 children; Mrs. C. A. Roper, mistress
Colley lane (boys), built in 1911 for 400 boys; Thomas Allchurch, head master
Colley lane (girls), built in 1902 & enlarged in 1911 for 422 girls; Miss Ruth Evans, mistress
Colley lane (infants), built in 1902 & enlarged in 1911, for 255 children; Miss Ruth Lucy Wright, mistress
Park lane, Netherend (infants), erected in 1796; accomodation, 172; Miss B. Bartindale, infants' mistress


Railway Station, Cradley Heath & Cradley, Thomas W. Underwood, station master
Carriers to Birmingham. - George Lloyd, Cradley Heath, & G. Green & Son, pass through on tues. thurs. & sat


(For other names in the district, see Stourbridge; also Cradley Heath & Rowley Regis, Staffs.)

PRIVATE RESIDENTS.

  • Attwood William, 8 Drew's Holloway
  • Belbin Ashley, Colley Gate
  • Bird Edwin, 40 Colley lane
  • Bullas Hugh, Colman hill
  • Chapman Wm. 7 Drew's Holloway
  • Clare William, 108 Furlong lane
  • Clewes Mrs. The Park
  • Cox James, 104 Colley Gate
  • Dakin Charles, Hatherton lodge, Drew's Holloway
  • Dakin Charles F. 118 Colley Gate
  • Fellows Sydney, Colman hill. TN 280
  • Fox Miss, The Elms, Colley lane
  • Garratt H. Ernest, Colman Hill ho. Drew's Holloway
  • Green Richard, Colley Gate house, Colley Gate. TN 249
  • Grice Hy. The Bungalow, Colman hill
  • Hickman Arthur S. 116 Colley Gate
  • Hickman Joseph, 9 Drew's Holloway
  • Hipkiss Frank, 111 Colley Gate
  • Homer Ezra H. Clent ho. Colley Gate
  • Homer Mrs. Drew's Holloway
  • Homer Thomas, 109 Colley Gate
  • Hughes Mrs. Cleveland vil. Church rd
  • Jolly Geo. Birch view, Colley orchard
  • Jones Mrs. 12 Drew's Holloway
  • Lawrence Rev. George B.A. (curate), 52 Furlong lane
  • Moore Howard, Park house
  • Neal Rev. Wm. J. (Wesleyan Methodist), The Manse, Lyde green
  • Oliver Mrs. Colley Lane
  • Reece Henry, 13 Drew's Holloway
  • Ryland George, 4 Drew's Holloway. TN 258
  • Shelley Rev. Arrowsmith Hide (Unitarian), Netherend parsonage
  • Simon Wm. Hy. 1 Drew's Holloway
  • Smith George, The Red house, Colley orchard
  • Southall Walter B. Colman hill
  • Sterry-Cooper Rev. William B.A., L.Th., hon. C.F. (vicar), Vicarage, Colley gate
  • Wilkinson Rev. John T., B.A., The Manse, Sydney road
  • Willetts Charles, jun. 6 Drew's Holloway. TN 38
  • Willetts Harold, Drew's Holloway
  • Woodhouse Caleb, 11 Drew's Holloway
COMMERCIAL.

  • Abbis Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 18 High street
  • Abbiss Sidney Tector, decorator, The Park
  • Adams Arthur, boot maker, 50 Colley gate
  • Adams Charles, chain maker, 30 Windmill hill
  • Adams James, draper. 6 Furlong lane
  • Adams James A. grocer, 38 Furlong lane
  • Adams Walter E. joiner, Talbot street
  • Bache William, draper, 21 Maple Tree lane
  • Bangham Wm. Hy. beer retlr. 1 Stocking St. Two Gates
  • Barclays Bank Ltd. (branch) (11 to 2, tues. & fri.), 21 High street; head office, 54 Lombard street EC 3
  • Barnes Joseph Richard, Gate P.H. Colley gate
  • Barnsley Esther (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 46 Ladysmith road
  • Bate Elizabeth (Miss), shopkeeper, 34 High street
  • Bate George, shopkeeper, 68 High street
  • Bate Samuel, chain maker, New street
  • Bate William Edward, greengrocer, 16 Banner street
  • Beasley Alfred, tailor, 25 Colley gate
  • Beasley Ellen (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 35 Colley gate
  • Beasley Jesse, farmer, 36 Windmill hill
  • Beasley Mary Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 30 Ladysmith rd
  • Beddard Daniel, chain maker, 15 Forge Draft street
  • Belbin Harry Ashley L.M.S.S.A. Lond. physician & surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator, Cradley district, Stourbridge union, Colley gate
  • Bennett Mrs. Ann, beer retailer, 88 Two gates
  • Billingham John, shopkeeper, 64 Two gates
  • Billingham Thomas Wilson, grocer, 31 Alma street
  • Bills Alfred, shopkeeper, 7 Colley lane
  • Bills Clara (Mrs.), wardrobe dealer, 14 High street
  • Bird Edwin, assistant overseer, rate collector & clerk to Parish Council, Colley lane
  • Bird Henry, shopkeeper, 126 Colley gate
  • Blackwell Brothers, shipping tackle manufacturers, Colley orchard. TN 171
  • Bloomer John & Sons, millers (steam), Bridge street. TN Cradley Heath 194
  • Bloomer Joseph & Sons, chain manufacturers, Ladysmith road. TN 105
  • Bloomer Alfred shopkeeper, 59 Maple Tree lane
  • Bloomer John, chain maker, Mill street
  • Bloomer Joseph Fellows, builder, Beecher road
  • Bloomer Philip, chain maker, 19 Beecher street
  • Blunt Felix, grocer, 19 Bridge street
  • Boxley Fred, Rose & Crown P.H. High street
  • Boxley Phillip, shopkeeper, 78 Colley gate
  • Chambers Thomas H. F. Talbot hotel, Colley gate
  • Chambers Thomas Henry, news agent, 6 High street
  • Christopher Alice (Miss), tobccnst. & post off. 36 High st
  • Clewes T. M. & Son, wool dealers, Park mills, Colley Gate. TN 118
  • Clift Harry, chain maker, New street
  • Clift Henry, haberdasher, 76 & 78 High street
  • Clift Samuel, insurance agent, 2 Talbot street
  • Cooper Caleb, news agent, Overend
  • Cope Ossian, boot repairer, Colley gate
  • County Police Station (Walter Henry Wright, sergt.), 32 Colley lane
  • Cole John, Bull's Head, Overend
  • Cox George William, seed merchant, 39 Colley gate
  • Cox Harry Vernon, Round of Beef P.H. 33 Colley gate
  • Cox Herbert J. ironmonger, 24 & 26 Colley gate
  • Cox Joseph H. builder & contractor, 26 Colley gate
  • Cradley Chain Manufacturing Co. chain makers, Mill street. TN 284
  • Cradley Conservative & Unionist Club (James Dunlop, sec.), Colley gate
  • Cradley Liberal Club (Edgar Dunn, sec.), 3 Colley lane
  • Crampton Henry, shopkeeper, 24 Lyde green
  • Crampton Thomas shopkeeper, 115 Two gates
  • Davis Emma (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 17 Butcher's lane
  • Davis George, printer, 22 Colley gate
  • Davis George, shopkeeper, Windmill hill
  • Dentith James, baker, 72 High street
  • Dunn H. & R. chain makers, Lyde Green
  • Dunn W. & J. grocers, 1 Windmill hill
  • Dunn Hezekiah, beer retailer, 70 High street
  • Dunn Jim, boot maker, 7 Lyde green
  • Edge Thomas, chain maker, 34 Two gates
  • Edwards William, chain maker, Little hill
  • Ellwell William, shopkeeper, 54 New street
  • Errington Bertram Ewart, draper, 112 Colley gate
  • Evers Samuel & Sons, fire brick manufacturers, Homer Hill (TA "Evers;" TN 127) (postal address, Stourbridge, Staffs)
  • Farmer Lucy (Miss), milliner, 128 Colley gate
  • Flavell George, hair dresser, High street
  • Fradgley Harry, hair dresser, 96 Overend
  • Gauden Samuel, painter, 102 Golley gate
  • Genner John, fishmonger, 20 High street
  • Gill Alfred, furniture dealer, 21 High street
  • Golden George, chain maker, Butcher's lane
  • Goodwin Samuel, fishmonger, 60 Maple Tree lane
  • Greaves David, butcher, 63 Colley gate
  • Green Harry, odd work manufacturer, Banner street
  • Griffiths Frank, British Arms P.H. 20 Furlong lane
  • Harbach Joseph, boot dealer, 11 Butcher's lane
  • Harper & Limited, colliery proprietors, fire brick makers, general engineers & iron founders, Netherend (postal address, Stourbridge). T A "Moores, Lye; TN 23 Lye
  • Harris Andrew, chain maker, Victoria street
  • Harris Emily (Mrs.), drug stores, 25 High street
  • Harris William, butcher, 3 High street
  • Hawkeswood William, coal dealer, Maple Tree lane
  • Head Emma (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 46 High town
  • Head Frank, confectioner, 8 Beecher road
  • Head Frank, confectioner, 39 High street
  • Head Samuel, boot repairer, Overend
  • Hemming Harry, grocer, 80 Overend
  • Herrin Henry Jabez, Horse & Jockey P.H. 19 Netherend
  • Hickman Arthur, news agent, 116 Colley gate
  • Hill Alfred, registrar of births & deaths for Halesowen sub-district, 36 High street
  • Hingley James Wilfrid, builder, see Meredith & Hingley
  • Hipkiss Henry & Co. iron forgers, Lodge forge, New rd
  • Hodgetts Ernest, butcher, 2 High street
  • Hodgetts Hezekiah, shopkeeper, 37 Maple tree lane
  • Holden Walter, baker, 105 Colley gate
  • Homer Paul & Son, ironmongers, 1 High street
  • Homer Annie (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 86 High street
  • Homer Samuel, grocer, 25 Netherend
  • Homer Thomas, solicitor, 109 Colley gate
  • Jeavons Frederick, shopkeeper, 15 Beecher street
  • Jevons Albert, beer retailer, 52 High street
  • Jewiss Alfred, boot & shoe maker, 48 High street
  • Jewiss Alfred, Jun. boot maker, 75 Colley gate
  • Johnson Benjamin, boot repairer, Hightown
  • Johnson Bert, boot repairer, 8 High street
  • Johnson Soloman, shopkeeper, 15 Cradley forge
  • Jones & Lloyd Limited, anchor manufacturers, Scotia works (TN 33) & Cradley forge
  • Jones Richard, farmer, Netherend
  • Jones Thomas, shopkeeper, 117 Two gates
  • King Brothers (Stourbridge) Limited, proprietors of best glass house pot & crucible clays, manufacturers of fire bricks, gas retorts, glass house & blast furnace bricks, crucibles &c. & colliery proprietors, Stourbridge fire clay & brick works, Netherend. See Advt. Index
  • Kirton Thomas, chain maker, 26 Beecher road
  • Kirton William, jun. upholsterer, 28 Windmill hill
  • Knowles James, fried fish dealer, 88 Colley gate
  • Knowles John, greengrocer, 64 Colley gate
  • Knowles Joseph, draper, 9 Windmill hill
  • Lavender Annie (Mrs.), confectioner, 124 Colley gate
  • Leah John William, fried fish dealer, 41 High street
  • Leonard Jas. Albt. Old Two Gates P.H. 50 Windmill hill
  • Littlewood Jane (Mrs.), coal dealer, Park road
  • Lloyds Bank Limited (branch) (hours, 11 to 2 tues. & fri.), 38 High st.; head office, 7 Lombard st EC3
  • Major Arthur. shopkeeper, 140 Colley gate
  • Male William, chain maker, Overend
  • Mapp Charles, carpenter, Colley Orchard
  • Mason Brothers, chain manufacturers, Mill st. TN 60
  • Meacham Arthur, baker, Park road, Colley Gate
  • Meredith & Hingley, builders, Spring street
  • Meredith Joseph A. builder, Furlong lane
  • Midland Bank Ltd. (branch) (John A. James, manager) (hours 11 to 2 tues. & fri.), Colley gate; head office, 5 Threadneedle street EC2
  • Millward Bertram, hardware dealer, 47 High street
  • Millward George, pork butcher, 8a Colley gate
  • Neath Thomas Henry, beer retailer, Park lane
  • North Thomas, Fish inn, 46 High street
  • Oakley Brothers, iron founders, Bell Vale foundry, Overend
  • Oliver W. & Son (of Cradley) Ltd. maltsters, Colley lane. TN 100
  • Oliver Eliza (Mrs.), beer retailer, Park road
  • Oliver John, carpenter, Colley Gate
  • Palmer William, beer retailer, 19 Overend
  • Partridge Ebor, chain maker, 118 Two gates
  • Payton Thomas, pattern maker, Highfield road
  • Pearson George Henry, chain maker, Lyde Green
  • Piper Fred, Old Mogul P.H. Netherend
  • Plant William, fishmonger, 5 High street
  • Priest David, chain maker, Butcher's lane
  • Priest Joseph R. Crown P.H. 88 Lyde green
  • Proffitt Daniel, beer retailer, 2 High town
  • Rawlins. David (Mrs.), chain maker, Lyde Green
  • Raybould Harold, boot dealer, 16 High street
  • Raybould Jeremiah, chain maker, Banner lane
  • Reece Henry, chain manufr. Maple Tree lane. TN 154
  • Reece William, chain maker, 17 Forge Draft street
  • Robins George, Sun P.H. 99 Overend
  • Robinson Alice (Mrs.), Black Swan, 80 High street
  • Robinson Harriet (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 37 Colley lane
  • Robinson Howard, painter, 7 High street
  • Robinson John, carpenter, i8 High street
  • Robinson Joseph, chain maker, Mill street
  • Robinson Stephen, boot repairer, 7a, High street
  • Rock Joseph S. & Sons, oddwork makers, Beecher road. TN 145
  • Rockett Frederick, upholsterer, 23 Colley orchard
  • Rolinson William, pawnbroker, 9 High street
  • Roper Caleb, farmer, Colley Gate
  • Roper Hubert, greengrocer, 107 Colley gate
  • Rudge Alfred, builder, 21 Windmill hill
  • Round & Nichol, drapers, 27 High street
  • Sanders William, beer retailer, 49 Lyde green
  • Scott-Homer Harry, gas engine manufactr. Alma street.
  • Sheet Iron Workers Ltd. galvanizers, Mill st. TN 13
  • Shropshire, Worcester & Staffordshire Electric Power Co. (sub-station), Colley gate
  • Sidaway Albert, butcher, 31 Colley gate
  • Smith James, blank bolt maker, Banner street
  • Smith John W. grocer, 11 Colley lane
  • Smith Percy, hair dresser, 108 Colley gate
  • Southall George & Son, chain makers, 28 Banner street
  • Southall Alfred, draper, 25 Banner street
  • Southall Benjamin F. grocer, 95 Colley gate
  • Southall Caleb, chain maker, Ladysmith road. TN 159
  • Southall Charles, chain maker, Lyde Green
  • Southall Eliza (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 21 Netherend
  • Southall Joseph, china & glass dealer, 13 High street
  • Southall Walter B. grocer, 35 High street
  • Spencer Thomas, beer retailer, Park lane
  • Spicer Frank A. Holly Bush P.H. 50 High street
  • Sprague Edward, smith, Park road
  • Stafford George, White Lion P.H. 74 Colley gate
  • Starling Edward Charles, grocer, 114 Colley gate
  • Stevens William Henry, farmer, Two Gates
  • Stokes Wilfred Henry, shopkeeper, 7 Butchers lane
  • Stringer James, draper, 32 High street
  • Sutton Thomas, chain maker, Lyde green
  • Talbot James, draper, 11 High street
  • Tandy John, Blue Ball P.H. Church lane
  • Tate Frederick Harry, butcher, Colley gate
  • Tate Joseph M. builder, Highfield road. TN 225
  • Taylor Isaac, draught nail maker, Stocking st. Two Gates
  • Thomas William Henry, market gardener, 63 Two gates
  • Thompson William H. motor garage, 1 Colley lane
  • Tidmarsh Samuel James, butcher, 15 High street
  • Tromans Benjamin, beer retailer, 9 Furlong lane
  • Tromans John Henry, chain maker, Mill street
  • Twist Mary Ann (Mrs.), Maypole P.H. Cradley forge
  • Walker Mary (Mrs.), draper, 42 Colley gate
  • Walker Solomon, shopkeeper, 63 High street
  • Warr William, greengrocer, 29 High street
  • Wassell Clara (Miss), draper, 40 High street
  • Webster Thomas, farmer, Overend
  • White & Taylor, grocers, 42 High street
  • White William, grocer, 27 Two gates
  • Willetts & Sons, chain makers, Ladysmith rd. TN 209
  • Willetts Gilbert, Bridge inn, 8 Bridge street
  • Williams John, greengrocer, 44 High street
  • Williams Walter, chain maker, Little hill
  • Woodall Harry Arthur, tailor, 99 Colley gate
  • Woodhouse Edward, chain maker, Banner street
  • Worton Charles, chain maker, Banner street
  • Worton Emma (Mrs.), confectioner, 19 High street
  • Worton Soloman, chain maker, 66 Alma street

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