Date & Time: 2pm Sunday 26 August
Start: Ruskin Centre
End: Ruskin Centre
Guide: Ian Williams
Price: £3.50 Adults and £1.00 children
Wollaston, situated on the very edge of the Black Country, has always had a village atmosphere and better off glass craftsmen were drawn to the area from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. Within easy walking – and later tram – distance from Amblecote and Wordsley, the village (as it is still known to this day) became the residence of a number of renowned glass artists. It was especially well known for a ‘colony’ of Bohemian émigrés who were recruited by several firms to apply their superlative skills to the English glass trade. Many of they put down roots and their cottages and houses are a feature of this walk.