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I was scared of Coseley Murder Bridge

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 07, 2014

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I WOULD like to reply to Delia Finch's letter in The Bugle about the prefabs in Coseley.

I lived at 14 Cox Road, just towards the bottom of George Road. My family moved there about 1947 when they were first built. Mom said prisoners of war helped to build them.

We lived there till around 1953 when we moved to the new Batman's Hill Estate, Bradley. I have so many fond memories of these prefabs.

There were fields at the bottom of the estate, also a large pool. Mom and dad would take my sister and myself for little picnics to the fields, we would sit and make daisy chains and eat our picnic. Happy days and long hot summers then.

I have no photographs of the prefabs.

I must mention that there were two railway bridges at the bottom of the estate, one was always called the Murder Bridge. There must have been a murder there some time, but I was always scared to walk under it with friends and we would all start screaming and end up running through to the other end.

I would very much like to see some photographs of the prefabs which have long since gone. A new estate was built to replace them.Perhaps one of your readers can help. I hope so.

I always look forward to The Bugle each Thursday.

V.J. Savory,


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