About Common People

Welcome to Common People – a blog site for Pelsall.
This site will contain community news, special events, and will hopefully be a forum for villagers to make their views known about anything that affects Pelsall.
It will also cover news items that will be of interest to people in the village or may affect them.
Why is it called Common People? For no other reason than our three Commons are very special to us. It’s what makes Pelsall such a great place to live.
To contact Common People, email: pelsallnews@gmail.com
Or follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pelsallnews
Please note: all comments are moderated before approval. This means that any abusive/libellous comments will be deleted by the editors before they even get on the site.
Submitted press releases/statements may be subject to editing.

3 Responses to About Common People

  1. Carol Phoenix says:

    I have just learned that my great grandfather worked in the iron works and my grandfather was born in Pelsall – I had known of its existence until now – really pleased to find you have such a good site on Pelsall and the iron works.

    • CommonPeople says:

      Thank you! You may be interested in the Local History Centre, which has lots of information about the ironworks. If you walk over North Common you can still see a lot of industrial archaeology from that time,too.

  2. Mrs Brenda Wedgbrow says:

    My grandparents, and their family of eight children lived in the middle of the old cottages an 18 Allens Lane , As a child my sister and I visited their many times in the 1940s onwards, Sadly I dont have any pictures, of these houses, but would dearly like one if anyone has a copy. My Uncle, Bernard Jones was showed at the pond in the centre of the common,on the picture gallery, on the history page, but this sadly no longer seems to be available. Other memories are of the sweet shop which was in the lane at the side of the common, also the end of the row of cottages, where the grandparents lived the property was also a shop. To the rear of the buildings were brewhouses, quite dark and dank places, and it was a trip across the yard to unlit outside toilets.

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