Stonnall History Group
The Pinglefield Murders occurred in Shenstone in 1929 after a farm labourer, Henry Sims, appeared to have a psychotic breakdown. This resulted in the tragic deaths of three innocent people including a child and the suicide of the perpetrator. Read more by taking this link.
Alan was a very talented illustrator and Peg was active in Stonnall Women's Institute for many years. Read more by taking this link.
Julian describes his experiences while working on the construction of the new motorways, the M6 and the Aston Expressway in the late 1960s. Read more by taking this link.
Vic Nicholls was a very talented Stonnall-based artist, who was active in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, with success in London and Paris. Read more by taking this link.
This new game gives you a very generous 5 minutes to sort the letters of our favourite subject after they have been jumbled up. Play the game here.
A photo found in an old album at an auction shows the staff at St Peter's School, Stonnall, in 1920. Hopefully, we will be able to identify these teachers eventually.
A shoe has been found hidden under some floorboards at the Manor House, Stonnall. It is believed to be an example of the Concealed Shoe custom.
It is an infant's shoe, probably a girl's and shows signs of wear and tear. It has two pearl buttons.
Judging by its style, wear and manufacture, it appears to have been made in about 1860 and possibly hidden about 20 years later.
The Wright family was resident at the house for most of the 19th century.
There were five daughters, the youngest of whom was Edith, who was born in 1873 or 1874. Assuming she was the last of the girls to wear the shoe, that she ceased to wear it at about the age of 3 and that the shoe was hidden shortly afterwards, concealment would have taken place in the late 1870s.
Shenstone Railway Station, as seen from the Shenstone village side, as it was 33 years after it was opened in 1884.
It was originally intended to serve the extension of the London and North Western Railway between Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield. It is now part of the Cross City Line between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley.
The photo is remarkable for the absence of housing around the station.