RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 

County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 2, No. 60 ] SATURDAY, 22nd., FEBRUARY, 1868 [ Price 1d.

DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE
DUDLEY PORT

ACCIDENT ON THE STOUR VALLEY RAILWAY:- On Thursday evening, an accident occurred on the Stour Valley Railway, at Dudley Port Station. Two luggage trains, which were coming in from Dudley and Wolverhampton, ran foul of one another, through some mistake as to the signal, and a number of trucks were thrown off the line. The passenger train, which is due at Birmingham at 7.30, was behind the goods train at the time, and, of course, was unable to proceed on its journey. The passengers were transferred to the train which runs via Wolverhampton, and is due at Birmingham at 11.25. We have been unable to learn the amount of damage, or if any personal injury was sustained.

KIDDERMINSTER

ACCIDENT ON THE RAILWAY:- On Monday morning a young man named William Boulter was jammed between the buffers of two railway carriages, and received some severe contusions on the body. He was taken to the Infirmary, where he was received as an in patient.

 


THE IRON TRADE

The Blast Furnaces in South Staffordshire and East Worcestershire

Appended is a list of blast furnaces in South Staffordshire and East Worcestershire now in blast.

 

  WORKS OWNERS
Furnaces
Built
Furnaces
in Blast
 
  WOLVERHAMPTON        
  Chillington Chillington Iron Co.
4
2
 
  Wolverhampton Assignees of J.Ashton & Co.
4
2
 
  Parkfield Parkfield Iron Co.
5
4
 
  Millfields Mrs.Gibbons
4
0
 
  Priestfield W.Ward & Sons
2
1
 
  Osier Bed Osier Bed Iron Co.
3
1
 
  Stow Heath W.& J.S.Sparrow & Co.
4
2
 
  Willenhall Fletcher, Solly & Urwick
3
2
 
  BILSTON  
 
  Bilston Brook Bilston Brook Co.
3
2
 
  Herbert's Park D.Jones
1
0
 
  Barbor's Field Barbor's Field & Co.
2
2
 
  Capon Field Bagnell & Sons
3
2
 
  Spring Vale A.Hickman
3
1
 
  Deepfields W.E.Gibbons
3
1
 
  Priorfields H.B.Whitehouse
3
3
 
  Stonefields Stonefield Iron Co.
1
0
 
  Bradley G.B.Thorneycroft & Co.
2
0
 
  TIPTON  
 
  Wednesbury Oak P.Williams & Sons
3
1
 
  Willingsworth J.Brayford
3
1
 
  Tipton Rhos Mall Company
2
0
 
  Tipton Green W.Roberts & Co.
4
4
 
  Coneygree Earl of Dudley
3
2
 
  Park Lane J.Colbourn & Sons
2
1
 
  Horsely J.Colbourn & Sons
2
2
 
  Stour Valley J.& S.Onions
2
2
 
  Groveland G.Hickman
1
1
 
  Tividale Round Brothers
2
2
 
  WEST BROMWICH  
 
  Gold's Hill J.Bagnall & Sons
3
2
 
  Union P.William & Co
2
2
 
  Crookhay W.& G.Firmstone
4
3
 
  Oldbury -----------------------
4
0
 
  WALSALL  
 
  Birchhills William Brothers
2
0
 
  Hatherton William Fryar
2
1
 
  Birchills John Jones
5
0
 
  Bentley Chillington Iron Co.
2
1
 
  Pelsall B.Bloomer & Sons
2
1
 
  Green Lanes J.Jones
2
2
 
  DUDLEY and
EAST WORCESTERSHIRE
 
 
  Corngreaves British Iron Co.
6
3
 
  Dudley Wood N.Hingley & Sons
4
2
 
  Withymoor W.H.Dawes & Son
2
2
 
  Netherton G.& J.Onions
2
1
 
*
Windmill End G.& J.Onions
2
1
*
  Windmill End Hickman & Co.
1
1
 
  The Level Earl of Dudley
4
2
 
  New Netherton M.& W.Grazebrook
2
2
 
  Woodside Cochrane & Co.
3
2
 
  Old Level Halls Holecroft & Pearson
3
0
 
  Shutt End J.Bradley & Co
4
3
 
  Old Farm Sir S.Glynne Bart.
2
0
 
  Corbyn's Hall (New) B.Gibbons
4
2
 
  Corbyn's Hall W.Matthews
5
2
 
  Russells Hall C.E.& J.Bradley
5
0
 
  The Leys W.& G.Firmstone
3
2
 
  Dixon's Green Assignees of W.Haden & Son
1
0
 
  Parkhead Evers & Martin
2
1
 
     
167
86
 

At the end of 1866 there were 116 furnaces in blast, and at the end of last year (1867) the number was 97.

 



Correction in following weeks paper, No.61, 29th. February 1868.
*
Windmill End J.Onions 3 2 *