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Placid waters at Stourbridge park

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 10, 2014

By Dan Shaw

Mary Stevens Park Stourbridge in 1930s

Mary Stevens Park Stourbridge in 1930s

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THIS 1930s postcard shows the lake at Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge, a very popular place with visitors some 83 years after it first opened.

The grand house of Studley Court and its grounds were bought at auction by wealthy hollowware manufacturer Ernest Stevens in 1929 and presented to the borough of Stourbridge later that year.

The house became the local council's offices but the grounds became a public park, named in honour of Ernest Stevens' late wife.

Interestingly, ball-games are banned on Sundays under the park's original covenant.

What are your memories of Mary Stevens Park? Contact dshaw@blackcountrybugle.co.uk

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