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More on Sherwood and Morris, the W'ton pop makers

By Black Country Bugle User  |  Posted: May 22, 2008

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TERRY Johnson of Woodsetton writes the following in response to recent mentions of a well-known Wolverhampton pop firm:

"As a follow up to Brian Wollaston's article and photograph on the subject of Sherwood and Morris's pop firm, I have a bit of further information. One of the directors mentioned was Jack Wise, who I was driver's mate to in the early Sixties. Jack was a big shareholder in Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, and I used to give the season's fixtures out to customers as we went about our rounds.

"Featured in the photograph was Frank Hawley and his wife. Frank was the 'checker' at Sherwood and Morris and lived in the house opposite the depot, which came with his job. Frank was extremely thorough in his checking procedure. I believe he suffered a horrendous injury during the war, losing the use of one arm and one leg.

"Brian was right about Frank and his wife going for drinks each Saturday evening at the Fighting Cocks. There was a mixture of large rooms and small snug-type rooms and the photograph looks to have been taken in one of the small cosier rooms. I wonder who took the photograph?"

We have also been shown another memento of Sherwood and Morris by Graham Hughes of Codsall. It's a beermat (or perhaps a pop mat!) which must be at least forty years old.

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  • Black Country Bugle User  |  October 17 2012, 12:53PM

    I imagine there are still plenty of these still around but while having a clear out I have come across a Sherwood & Morris bottle. Before I consign it to the recycling bin is this of any interest to anyone out there?

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  • Black Country Bugle User  |  August 19 2012, 7:26PM

    to Richard George, is Great Aunt Ivy still with us? Her brother Bernard, my Grandfather died in '83.

  • Black Country Bugle User  |  January 23 2012, 7:44AM

    i would like to thank william hickson of Bridgenorth for all his help with my sherwood and morris search, many thanks richard

  • Black Country Bugle User  |  April 22 2011, 9:04AM

    my mother is mary morris, jack morris was her father, she is now 100 years old and lives in perth, western australia, i am her son richard, i would like any history on the pop factory from anyone, many thanks richard

  • Black Country Bugle User  |  November 28 2010, 5:55AM

    my mother ivy mary morris, is john thomas morris,s daughter, born in 1911 in wolverhampton. i am looking for any history on the family and factory, please help!

  • Black Country Bugle User  |  January 03 2010, 4:40AM

    my grandfather was jack morris of sherwood and morris, his daughter, my mother is 99 years old and lives with me in western australia. moms cousin victor wise, a partner in the early days lived at gold thornhill. any history on the factory or my relatives would be wonderfull, regards richrd george