new £70,000 cattle market, covering a one-and-a-half acre site between
Cleveland Road and Bilston Road, was opened in March.
were made to ensure that the ratepayers were getting good value
for their investment.
The new market
included a 6,000 sq ft lairage for cattle with an asbestos roof.
The cattle would
move through enclosed gangways to spacious slaughter halls and the
latest system of weighing had been introduced following the slaughter
could then be run direct to the meat market via electric hoists.
for some veg:
in Bridgnorth were fed-up with being given bread and cheese for
dinner seven days a week at the local workhouse in February.
green vegetables and onions to improve their diet, the Bridgnorth
Guardians were told at their meeting.
A letter was
read to members from a local health inspector who said he understood
that "casuals" in the area suffered from an insufficiency of green
that the Guardians should serve the men green vegetables and onions.
It was also
mentioned at the meeting that there was no truth in a claim that
a smallpox epidemic was responsible for the bad physical condition
of the tramps.
The clerk reported
that as a result of his appeal against an assessment of the workhouse,
the gross had been reduced from £412 to £300, and the rated value
from £340 to £247.
array of corsets show the latest fashions in 1929 at The Corset
House in Wolverhampton's Dudley Street Arcade.
If you want
to get ahead . . . A
host of interesting new materials were being unleashed on West Midlands
women in the run up to Easter on the millinery scene.
were being used by a large number of models and one of the top fashions
was a hat carried out in fine navy felt, set of with a supple oyster
coloured straw in the style of Bangkok, but softer. The scarf to
match was in crepe-de-chine.
hits bus services:
rise of four pence per gallon in the price of petrol in March would
result in Wolverhampton having to find an extra £15,000 a year to
keep its buses on the road, the town was warned.
Transport Department chiefs said the department would be seriously
affected financially, and in the development of certain services.
The price rise
meant that services started in the Bradmore, Fallings Park, The
Fighting Cocks and other areas would have to be curtailed - or the
Tours and transport
vehicles would also be hit.
buries three miners: Three
terrified miners were buried alive in Brereton Collieries in Rugeley,
in February under a massive weight of coal and debris. They were
entombed following a roof collapse in one of the workings.
for help were heard by miners in a neighbouring area who rushed
to their aid. The three, an under-manager and two overmen, had just
completed an inspection of a part of the mine when the roof collapsed,
burying two victims entirely and leaving the third with just his
One man escaped
with bruising to his legs and feet, while the second suffered severe
injuries and the third was not too badly hurt.