SP0198 : Streets of Walsall 1-West Midlands

taken 4 years ago, near to Walsall, Great Britain

Streets of Walsall 1-West Midlands
Streets of Walsall 1-West Midlands
Walsall first appears in documents from 1002 as 'Walesho' - Walh being the Saxon word for a Welshman and Healh sheltered place. It does not appear in Domesday Book as, just as with a number of other places, it was either missed or was included with another area or areas and did not appear as a separate entity in its own right. The railway arrived here in 1847. The town has been the birthplace of a number of celebrities, including Jerome K Jerome, author of Three Men In A Boat, The Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow and Novel Notes - he is buried at Ewelme, Oxfordshire SU 6491. On 10th October 1847 there was a gas explosion in the town which killed one person and blew out the west window of St Matthew's Church. It was and still is a centre of the leather industry - this being reflected in the name of the shopping precinct the Saddlers Centre (Wikipedia). Time taken 2.25 pm BST (British Summer Time).
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SP0198, 231 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Walsall  West Midlands 
Primary Subject of Photo
Street 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0122 9854 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.0800N 1:59.0056W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0128 9848
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Walesho  Domesday Book  Jerome K Jerome  Gas Explosion  Leather Industry  St Matthews Church  Shopping Precinct  Saddlers Centre 

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