Long Lane to the Long, Long Trail: The Walkeden Boys of Newtown (Essington)

Posted: September 11, 2014 in Industry, Soldiers, War Memorials, WWI
Roll of Honour for Essington and Hilton, containing the names of the Walkeden brothers 2014.

Roll of Honour for Essington and Hilton, containing the names of the Walkeden brothers
2014.

Newtown is in Essington. The heart of this ‘newtown’ sprang-up opposite the Cannock Lodge Colliery but a second area of settlement also began to appear on Long Lane. This too was outside of a colliery, in this case the Norton Cannock Colliery. Both the Cannock Lodge and the Norton Cannock closed in 1910 and you would have thought would have killed off the small settlement on Long Lane, but it didn’t. Small as this community was, it still managed to send some of its sons to war and four of them didn’t come back. Newtown would be no ‘thankful village’. https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/other-places/long-lane-to-the-long-long-trail-the-walkeden-boys-of-newtown-essington/

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