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Reference 374
Covering dates c.1810-1981
Held by Walsall Local History Centre
Extent 6 Series
Source of acquisition Documents deposited by Mrs. S. Poulson, Telford, Salop.
Creators Green, Henry Ernest, d 1981, local historian



Files of correspondence, notes, newscuttings, etc. compiled by Henry Green and relating to a range of local history topics.  374/1-57  [n.d.]

[no title]  374/1  c.1979

Contents:
Notes, etc. re Darwall family of Walsall
(File, 'A.A.').

[no title]  374/2  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings re Walsall Arboretum
(File, 'A.2').

[no title]  374/3  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings and notes re Bentley Hay
(File, 'B.1').

[no title]  374/4  c.1953 - 1963

Contents:
Notes, newscuttings, etc. re history of Bilston
(File, 'B.4').

[no title]  374/5  c.1964 - 1972

Contents:
Notes, newscuttings, etc. re Walsall Blue Coat School
(File, 'B.5').

[no title]  374/6  Mid 20th cent

File.

Contents:
Newscuttings re. Walsall history, taken from Walsall Observer, including numerous items contributed by Henry Green

[no title]  374/7  c.1969

Contents:
Newscuttings and draft article re Chubb & Son, lock manufacturers, of Wolverhampton
(File, 'C.5').

[no title]  374/8  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings etc. re history of Caldmore
(File, 'C.7').

[no title]  374/9  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Notes, etc. re Domesday book, with particular reference to the omission of Walsall
(File, 'D.1').

[no title]  374/10  c.1976 - 1977

Contents:
Newscuttings, photographs and notes re the history of The Delves
(File, 'D.2').

[no title]  374/11  c.1937

File.

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re Miss Beetlestone and her private school

[no title]  374/12  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re local history of Dudley
(File, 'D.3').

[no title]  374/13  c.1949

Contents:
Correspondence and newscuttings re local ghosts
(File, 'G.3').

[no title]  374/14  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Correspondence, newscuttings, etc. re Sir Roger Hillary
(File, 'H.1').

[no title]  374/15  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Correspondence, newscuttings, etc. re Roman sites at Wall and Wroxeter
(File, 'L.3').

[no title]  374/16  c.1979

Contents:
Correspondence, notes, etc. re Sgt. Major Purvis and the Charge of the Light Brigade
(File, 'L.4').

[no title]  374/17  c.1973

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re Walsall Manor Moat site
(File, 'M.3').

[no title]  374/18  c.1972 - 1974

File.

Contents:
Circular etc. re excavation of Manor Moat site

[no title]  374/19  Mid 20th cent

File.

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re Midlands history

[no title]  374/20  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings and notes re Christmas feasts
(File, '0.2').

[no title]  374/21  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Notes, etc. re the Palfrey Hermit
(File, 'P.4').

[no title]  374/22  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Notes, etc. re theatrical entertainments at Walsall
(File, 'P.5').

[no title]  374/23  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Notes, etc. re John Wilkinson, ironmaster
(File, 'P.7').

[no title]  374/24  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re Queen Mary's Grammar School
(File, 'Q.1').

[no title]  374/25  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Notes, etc. re Rushall Hall
(File, 'R.1').

[no title]  374/26  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Notes, etc. re Reynolds Hall
(File, 'R.5').

[no title]  374/27  Mid 20th cent

2 Files.

Contents:
Newscuttings of general local history interest, Walsall and South Staffordshire

[no title]  374/28  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings, notes, etc. re Captain Henry Stone and his associations with Birmingham Street
(File, 'S.5').

[no title]  374/29  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re Shannons clothing factory
(File, 'S.6').

[no title]  374/30  1976

Contents:
Correspondence, etc. of Henry Green in response to 'Observatory' items, Walsall Observer
(File, 'S.7').

[no title]  374/31  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re trams
(File, 'T.2').

[no title]  374/32  Mid 20th cent

File.

Contents:
Notes, newscuttings and ephemera re Walsall history

[no title]  374/33  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re Midland mills
(File, 'W.5').

[no title]  374/34  1947 - 1971

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re local personalities
(File, 'W.6').

[no title]  374/35  c.1969 - 1978

Contents:
Correspondence, etc. re Black Country Society and Black Country Museum
(File, 'W.8').

[no title]  374/36  c.1978

Contents:
Copies of Walsall Museum information sheets
(File, 'W.9').

[no title]  374/37  c.1960 - 1972

File.

Contents:
Correspondence, notes and text re article Send for the Constable

[no title]  374/38  1981

Typescript.

Contents:
Send for the Constable, article on the early history of Walsall Police Force by Henry Green

[no title]  374/39  1920 - 1928

File.

Contents:
Bills, workmens time sheets etc. re Geo. Buller & Son, decorators, Brace Street found in derelict property, Little Caldmore, July 1977

[no title]  374/40  Mid 20th cent

File.

Contents:
Correspondence, etc. re articles contributed to Express and Star

[no title]  374/41  1959 - 1968

File.

Contents:
Correspondence, etc. re articles contributed by Henry Green to local newspapers

[no title]  374/42  Mid 20th cent

File.

Contents:
Newscuttings, etc. re Walsall nature trails

[no title]  374/43  Mid 20th cent

File.

Contents:
Newscuttings, notes, etc. re Schneider Trophy, won by Flt. Lieut. S. N. Webster of Walsall in 1927

[no title]  374/44  Mid 20th cent

File.

Contents:
Correspondence, articles, etc. from Sphinx, the G.K.N. Sankey magazine, written by or concerning Henry Green

[no title]  374/45  No Date

File

Contents:
Articles and illustrations of 'forbidden pastimes', from an unknown publication

[no title]  374/46  c.1967 - 1969

File

Contents:
Correspondence with periodical Staffordshire Illustrated

[no title]  374/47  c.1973

Arrangement: Original bundle


Contents:
Correspondence, etc. re Struggling Monkey pit

[no title]  374/48  c.1970 - 1981

File

Contents:
Correspondence, circulars, etc. re Walsall Local History Society

[no title]  374/49  1976 - 1979

File

Contents:
Correspondence and newscuttings re contributions to the Walsall Observer

[no title]  374/50  1968

File

Contents:
Correspondence with West Midlands College re proposed display

[no title]  374/51  Mid 20th cent

File.

Contents:
Newscuttings of general local history interest, re Walsall and the West Midlands

[no title]  374/52  1965 - 1966

File.

Contents:
Wolverhampton Caving Group, newsletters, correspondence, etc.

[no title]  374/53  Mid 20th cent

Arrangement: Original bundle.


Contents:
Newscuttings re items of local interest, mainly contributed by Henry Green

[no title]  374/54  No Date

Contents:
Untitled article recreating Walsall 2,000 years ago
(Typescript, 3 pp.)

[no title]  374/55  No Date

Typescript

Contents:
The Story of Pargeter Street and its connection with the Portland Vase, article by Henry Green

[no title]  374/56  No Date

File

Contents:
Typescript of four chapters of a history of 19th century Walsall

[no title]  374/57  c.1978

File

Contents:
Correspondence, newscuttings, notes, etc. re numerous matters of local interest, including an investigation into limestone workings, collected together in file titled 'Current Items'

Correspondence, newscuttings, etc. compiled by Henry Green and relating to St. Matthews Church, Walsall and bellringing in general.  374/58-69  [n.d.]

[no title]  374/58  c.1943 - 1979

File

Contents:
Newscuttings re bells and bellringing

[no title]  374/59  1963

File

Contents:
Town of a Thousand Trades: Walsall's Lost Bell Foundry, typescript

[no title]  374/60  1963

Contents:
Town of a Thousand Trades: Walsall's Lost Bell Foundry, article by Henry Green
(Typescript, 15 pp.)

[no title]  374/61  c.1951

Contents:
The Parish Church of St. Matthew, Walsall: the Rebuilding of the Spire, 1951, article by Henry Green (typescript, 4 pp.).

[no title]  374/62  No Date

Contents:
Dry Bones and Stones, article by Henry Green concerning Bath Street Burial Ground and the notable men buried there
(Typescript, 10 pp.)

[no title]  374/63  No Date

File

Contents:
A Short History of the Bells and Ringers of St. Matthews Parish Church, Walsall, typescript copy

[no title]  374/64  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Notes etc. re bellringing, St. Matthews Church
File, 'W.2'

[no title]  374/65  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Notes, correspondence, et.c. re Walsall Parish Church
File, 'S.2'

[no title]  374/66  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Correspondence, printed ephemera, notes etc. re history of St. Matthews Church
File, 'P.1'

[no title]  374/68  9 Jan. - 6 Feb. 1970

Arrangement: Original bundle


Contents:
Walsall Observer newspapers containing a series of articles on St. Matthews Church bells and bellringers, by Henry Green

[no title]  374/68  20th cent

Contents:
Newscuttings, lecture notes, et.c. re bellfounding, bellringing, Walsall Town Hall carillon and the old Market bell
File, 'B.2'

[no title]  374/69  Mid 20th cent

Poor quality

Arrangement: Original bundle


Contents:
Photographic prints and negatives featuring church bells [? St. Matthew's Church, Walsall]

Correspondence, notes, etc. compiled by Henry Green and relating to limestone mining in Walsall.  374/70-85  [n.d.]

[no title]  374/70  Pre 1978

File

Contents:
The Foundations of Walsall: An Account of the Limestone Industry of the District by Henry Green, original typescript and copies

[no title]  374/71  c.1978

File

Contents:
The Foundations of Walsall: An Account of the Local Limestone Industry, typescript

[no title]  374/72  c.1975 - 1977

File

Contents:
Correspondence, plans, etc. and draft text of The Limestone Mines of Walsall

[no title]  374/73  c.1977 - 1978

File

Contents:
Correspondence, notes and calculations re Walsall limestone mines

[no title]  374/74  1971 - 1979

File

Contents:
Newscuttings re Walsall ring road

[no title]  374/75  c.1979

File, 2 copies

Contents:
Typescript of article re the problems of old limestone mines beneath Walsall

[no title]  374/76  Mid 20th cent

File

Contents:
Photocopies of printed sources re Walsall limestone mining

[no title]  374/77  No Date

File

Contents:
Diagrams and illustrations re lime kilns

[no title]  374/78  Mid 20th cent

Arrangement: Original bundle


Contents:
Correspondence, newscuttings, etc. re underground passage, Hanch Place, Walsall

[no title]  374/79  Mid 20th cent

File

Contents:
Newscuttings, photographs, plans, notes, etc. re local limestone mines

[no title]  374/80  Mid 20th cent

File

Contents:
Correspondence, notes, photographs etc. re local limestone mining

[no title]  374/81  (1886)

Typescript

Contents:
Extract from Midland Naturalist, vol. IX, 1886, re excavations near the subway, Bridgeman Street, Walsall

[no title]  374/82  (1919)

Typescript

Contents:
Extract from Memoirs of the Geological Survey of England and Wales, with direct reference to the limestone of Walsall and district

[no title]  374/83  (Jun. 1937)

3 Copies

Contents:
Copy article 'On Silurian and Cambrian Rocks encountered in a Deep Boring at Walsall', by A. J. Butler, The Geological Magazine, vol. LXXIV

[no title]  374/84  9 Jul 1981

Contents:
New Scientist, vol. 91, no. 1261, containing article concerning Black Country limestone excavations.

[no title]  374/85  No Date

40 Slides

Contents:
Colour slides of disused limestone mines at Daw End, Linley and Hay Head and of limestone in use as a building material, Rushall

Sketch plans and maps, collected by Henry Green in connection with his study of limestone mining in Walsall.  374/86-127  [n.d.]

[no title]  374/86-89  (Mar. 1876)

4 Plans

Contents:
Copies of plan of limestone workings, Hatherton Street and Littleton Street area, surveyed by Henry Tolley, of Walsall, mine agent and surveyor
No scale

[no title]  374/90  (1876)

Contents:
Tracing, based upon 374/86.

[no title]  374/91  (1876)

Contents:
Annotated copy of 374/86.

[no title]  374/92-94  (1883 - 1961)

3 Plans

Contents:
Copies of Ordnance Survey maps showing limestone working, Portland Street, Walsall, annotated by Henry Green
Scale approx.: 25 ins. to 1 mile

[no title]  374/95-99  (Dec. 1893)

5 Copies

Contents:
Copy of tracing showing the boundaries of the workings of bottom limestone at Birchills, Walsall, abandoned 1893, surveyed by Henry Tolley of Walsall
Scale approx.: 1 in. to 1 chain

[no title]  374/100-103  (12 Sept. 1903)

4 Plans

Contents:
Copies of plan of Hatherton and Portland Street limestone workings at time of closure, by G. Louis Lavender
Scale approx.: 1 in. to 1 chain

[no title]  374/104-106  20th cent

3 Plans

Contents:
Composite plan of Hatherton and Littleton Street limestone workings, 1876 - 1903
No scale

[no title]  374/107  1920

Contents:
Ordnance Survey maps of Walsall and district, sheets LXIII N.E., N.W., S.E., S.W., annotated by Henry Green with sites of limestone workings
Scale: 6 ins. to 1 mile.

[no title]  374/108-115  (1954)

8 Copies.

Contents:
British Transport Commission, copy plans of crowning in at Daw End limestone workings near Bosty Lane
Scale: 1 inch to 1 chain

[no title]  374/116  (1954)

Contents:
Tracing, based upon 374/108.

[no title]  374/117  1964

Contents:
Geological Survey of England and Wales, Sheet 154, Lichfield, published by Ordnance Survey
Scale: 1 inch to 1 mile.

[no title]  374/118  c.1965

6 Copies

Contents:
Copy plan of Arboretum lakes, showing water depths, newscuttings annexed
No scale

[no title]  374/119-124  No date

6 Plans

Contents:
Copy sketch plan showing the location of the three deepest and most extensive limestone mines in Walsall, at Birchills, Hatherton Street and north of Wolverhampton Street
No scale

[no title]  374/125  Mid 20th cent

2 Plans

Contents:
Tracing and photocopy of plan of Walsall town centre showing limestone workings
Scale approx.: 25 ins. to 1 mile

[no title]  374/126  No date

Contents:
Tracing of sketch plan of Daw End and Linley limestone workings not to scale.

[no title]  374/127  c1960

Contents:
Street plan of Walsall, showing location of mines

Miscellaneous and personal papers  374/128-137  [n.d.]

[no title]  374/128  No date

Contents:
Copy plan re 'scheme for making a navigable communication between the Rivers of Trent and Severn',by Dr. Thomas Congreve of Wolverhampton, bound into A Survey of Staffordshire by S. Erdeswicke (c.1723)

[no title]  374/129  c.1810

Contents:
Examples of monograms etc. used by French engravers, extracted from a book.

[no title]  374/130  c.1816

Contents:
Engravings of steam engines and fittings and of machines for raising water, extracted from a book.

[no title]  374/131  c.1970

Printed.

Contents:
Street plan of Walsall

[no title]  374/132  1971 - 1977

Arrangement: (Original bundle).


Contents:
Leaflets of events, buildings and places of historical interest throughout Britain

[no title]  374/133  Mid 20th cent

Contents:
Sketch plan of the Delves by Henry Green
No scale.

[no title]  374/134  No date

1 roll, damaged

Contents:
Sheets of narrative for display on the history of Walsall

[no title]  374/135  1928

9 Items

Contents:
Walsall Fur and Feather Society, award certificates presented to H. E. Green

[no title]  374/136  No date

2 Items

Contents:
Cook's World Travel Service, travel wallets belonging to H.E. Green

[no title]  374/137  Pre 1952

Contents:
Photograph of Queen Mary's Club annual dinner.

Journals and periodicals  374/138-147  [n.d.]

[no title]  374/138  Oct. 1931

Contents:
Walsall Parish Church Magazine (printed, illus.)

[no title]  374/139  Apr. 1958

2 copies, printed, illus.

Contents:
Walsall Parish Church Magazine

[no title]  374/140  c.1964 - 1979

Arrangement: (Original bundle).


Contents:
Magazines, including copies of The Sphinx, John Sankey [later G.K.N. Sankey] works magazine, and magazines re bellringing and Staffordshire history

[no title]  374/141, 142  1965, 1967

Contents:
Extracts from the Transactions of the Lichfield and South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society, articles re 'The Paget Ironworks, Cannock Chase, 1561' and 'Withy Lane of Bentley'.

[no title]  374/143  1968

Contents:
Local History, booklists compiled by Staffordshire County Library
(3 vols., duplicated).

[no title]  374/144  (1968)

Contents:
The Middle of the Midlands, newspaper articles from the Walsall Observer, 1968, based upon Billy Meikle's stories (scrapbook).

[no title]  374/145  25 Oct. 1968

Contents:
Walsall Observer, centenary supplement.

[no title]  374/146  1970 - 1972

8 Booklets

Contents:
The Blackcountryman, magazine of the Black Country Society

[no title]  374/147  1976 - 1977

2 Booklets

Contents:
The Blackcountryman, magazine of the Black Country Society

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