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Warley Woods Sunday school regulars had trip to the seaside

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: July 25, 2014

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READING in The Bugle (July 10 edition) about St Hilda's Church trying to trace the families of the World War One fallen, reminded me of my childhood in the 1950's.

I used to live in Sydney Road, which was not far from what we used to call the Mission in Rathbone Road.

A lot of the children around my age in the area used to attend Sunday School there.

If I remember it was run by two sisters named Miss Mason, and they lived in a house opposite the Mission in Rathbone Road.

They also brought the parish magazine around to the houses.

I also remember if you attended Sunday School regularly, and had your attendance card marked, you were allowed to go on the day trip to the seaside.

I also remember that by the side of the Mission was rough land which had wooden garages there, and was also a dumping ground for old cars. That of course was before they built the flats on the land.

I wonder how many people still remember the Mission, the Sunday school and the two Miss Masons.

Although I now live in Bradley, Bilston, my memories are still in and around Warley Woods, Lightwoods park and that area where I had my childhood.

And also my sister got married at St Hilda's Church by Warley Woods on June 13, 1953.

Philip Clements,

14 Jordan Place,


Bilston, WV1 8PE.

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