Some history of Cradley Heath
More information on Cradley Heath to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Cradley Heath from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on Cradley Heath. There is information on Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"Benjamin Parkes, Philip Willetts, Charles Rock, and William Stevens, youths. pleaded guilty to charges of obstructing a public footpath,
on Sunday, the 26th ult. Police Constable Cooper said he was on duty in plain clothes on the day in question, and saw the defendants with several others, clustered
together on the footpath, at the corner of a road in Cradley Heath. Willetts used very bad language. The defendants did not recognise him until they saw him writing
down the names which he knew, on which they "skedaddled." It was a frequent practice for youths to assemble at the place. Defendants said they were only talking
about going to a tea party. Parker said the officer only charged him "because he had a spite against him." The defendant Willetts, had been twice, and Parker
four times, previously convicted. It was the first offence of the others. The Bench said they thought Parker and Willetts were a bad lot, and fined them £ each,
or two months; and the others 5s. and costs each, or fourteen days. They afterwards reduced the fines of the two first-named to 40s. and costs each."
"Obstructing a Footpath"
County Advertiser & Herald for Staffordshire and Worcestershire : January 8th 1876 Page 6