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Wimblebury
 
 
Possibly Saxon (Winebald’s fortified place)
[Staffordshire Place-Names Including the Black Country]
 
 
Wimblebury, 1m ESE of Hednesford, developing as a mining community in the mid-19th century. By 1871 it had a population of some 700 and apparently had such numbers of churches and chapels that it was called The Holy City. By the 1950s mining subsidence had made many of the buildings unsafe and the area was cleared and redeveloped with modern housing. The church of St Paul was built in 1889-90. The name is from a local farm and means ‘Wimbald’s fort’
[A Guide to STAFFORDSHIRE & THE BLACK COUNTRY THE POTTERIES & THE PEAK – Michael RAVEN 2004]
 
Have you a member of the Carpenter tree in your family? Then an E-mail to the 'Griffiths and Shanley' family website might help you
Statistics for the Wimblebury 2001 Census provided by the Office for National Statistics
Learn all about the coal mining industry with The Coalmining History Resource Centre
Learn all about the coal mining industry on the Cannock Chase with the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society
Staffordshire Record Office holds the the Five Ways United Methodist Church Baptism Registers (1877 – 1960)
Staffordshire Record Office holds John Street Methodist Chapel Marriage Registers (1948 – 1982)
 
 
Are you related to people with connections in Wimblebury? If so, you may find them here
 
 
The B F H G Photograph Album contains many photographs of landmarks within Wimblebury
 
 
The B F H G Postcard Album contains only one postcard of Wimblebury. If you have any postcards we can display in our album, please send them to us
 
 
The B F H G has photographed and transcribed all the names on the Wimblebury War Memorial
 
 
Staffordshire Record Office holds the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Baptism Registers (1857 – 1977)