Some time ago we were asked a question by Andrew Collins by email on one particular family, the name was Hartwell, they ran a grocery shop at 179 Walsall Road and Hartwell Lane ran alongside the shop, although the writer says the shop was renamed and the Hartwell Lane was moved a hundred yards away. More information was given to the shop which ran from 1900 to around 1940’s, we have more info at the centre of this particular family.

On another matter we have been asked about Harrisons pit and how many fatalities had there been there during the time of the pits existence, we have looked at all the books on Harrison’s but fail to find an answer.

Any information from above please let us know, thank you