Wollaston Walk

Date & Time: 2pm Sunday 26 August
Start:
Ruskin Centre  
End: Ruskin Centre
Guide: Ian Williams
Price:  £3.50 Adults and £1.00 children 

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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.

 




Photos courtesy of S Bruntnell, P Dutton, C Day, K Brocklehurst, J Christley, M Holm, M Durran, P Wood, J Plant, J Smith, Glass Genie, KT Yun, D McNeill, J Coakley,  J Elliott, S Snaddon, I Dury.
J Low, J Newman, V Bamforth, N Baker.
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