Some history of Wordsley
More information on Wordsley to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Wordsley 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 Wordsley. There is information on Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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If you would like to share any further information on Wordsley - perhaps you drank in one of the pubs in the past? Or maybe knew a previous publican running one of the boozers? Whatever the reason it would be great to hear of your stories or gossip. Simply send a message and I will post it here.
Related Newspaper Articles
"An accident occurred at Wordsley, Staffordshire, on Wednesday, by which two lives were lost. Opposite Wordsley Church runs a high wall
belonging to the executors of a gentleman named Purish, which was backed up by a loose kind of soil. The heavy rains appear to have sapped the mortar, and this, coupled
with the high winds of Sunday, brought down a portion of the wall on that day. On Wednesday, another part of the wall fell while many persons were passing. Immediately
afterwards, a youth named William Green was picked out of the debris with a crushed head, his brains being scattered on the road. Life was, of course, gone. Two other
lads, named Joseph Collins and Harry Poole, were severely injured. It was at first thought that no one else had met with harm; but when the soil and brickwork were
turned over, the crushed and lifeless body of a girl was found. Her name was Selina Collins, and was the sister of the lad Collins."
"Fatal Occurrence in Staffordshire"
The Scotsman : February 6th 1869 Page 2