Wardley Colliery Primitive Methodist Girl Guides & Greenwoods outside the Chapel 1943-44 with quite a lot of names Jones's Brickyard workers in 1927. The lad named lived in Bill Quay. An early 1930's Wardley Methodist Chapel concert with quite a few names.
Wardley Methodist Chapel children photographed with the Pit Heap as a backdrop in Aug 1920.A Newspaper cutting showing Wardley Colliery children at play in 1936. It may not be a quality photo but it still shows how those times were tough.This bridge was known as the Police Bridge that led to Quality Terrace in Wardley.
Mr Amos & his son of South Farm awaiting the May Day procession to start in the mid 1920s. We think it was taken at White Mare Pool.Twenty yards from the 'White Mare Pool' Hotel was the 'Railway Hotel' & here it is in the early 1900sWardley Colliery St John's Ambulance Brigade me as proud as punch in the uniforms in 1910.
Little John Pearson playing in Waggonway St, Wardley with the big lads in 1936.Wardley Colliery was modernised in 1968 & everything was brand new. This 1950 ish photo shows what it looked like in the 1800sThese young Wardley miners from the 1920s just had cloth caps to protect there heads & Davey Lamps that were brighter than a candle for lighting.