Baxterley Village

1950 to 1969

OLD HALL YARD 1950s

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  • OLD HALL YARD 1950s

  • OLD HALL YARD early 1950s

    A young Barry Smallwood hoping that one day he will be big enough to ride his bicycle.

  • THE OLD HALL YARD early 1960s

    The Day twins Janet and Jean with Carole Hewitt on the bike and Janet Chetwynd on a sunny summer day.

  • OLD HALL YARD early 1960s

    A very rare colour potograph of the ‘miners cottages’.

    These were built between 1842 and 1888 on the site of BaxterleyOld Hall stables.

  • BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE LONE RANGER c. 1953

    Alias David Smith and Ted Albrighton with the Old Hall Yard in the background.

  • WEDDING DAY 1958

    Peter Askins and Marjorie Smith are married at Baxterley church.

    Dave Smith is in the middle at the front wearing his first pair of long trousers.

  • THE COMMON early 1950s

    The pit offices can be seen on the right.

  • LES TAYLOR 1950s

    In 1946 the Payne brothers gave up the forge and Les Taylor took over as blacksmith until ‘the smithy’ closed in 1988.

  • BAXTERLEY BLACKSMITH 1950s

    A wonderful image of Les Taylor working at the Smithy.

  • BENTLEY SCHOOL early 1950s

    Another cheerful photograph of a lively looking bunch from Bentley school.

  • BENTLEY SCHOOL 1950s

    Does anyone recognise the school mistress or which class it is?

  • BENTLEY SCHOOL 1954

    School mistress Miss Austin with a cheery bunch from Bentley school.

  • BENTLEY CHURCH 1950s

    The chapel of Saint Johns was opposite the Horse and Jockey pub on the Coleshill Road.
    It was built in 1837 and demolished in 1972.

  • HARVEST TIME early 1950s

    An early combine gathers the crops in a field in Bentley.

  • WI DAY OUT 1952

    Womens Institute outing to Trentham Gardens

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