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For clarity this church (still standing) was formerly in the county of Staffordshire and was never part of Warwickshire. The confusion lies in that it is distinguished from ‘Blackheath, London’ and then as a consequence ‘lumped’ geographically with Birmingham which lies some 7 miles away. This Blackheath is part of that area known as the ‘Black Country’. The church itself was constructed (if memory serves me right) in 1850 and stands on the junction of Birmingham Rd and The Causeway. The architect’s drawing I presume was a blueprint for the church as the completed building is somewhat different. I have a couple of postcards myself of this church and I will email them to the site shortly.
Hi this brings back memories for me. As a 6:7 year old at the time, I recall the great excitement generated at Ashby Wesley in Scunthorpe, the lads in the Youth club 5 a side having won through to the final in London. My father was youth leader at the club at the time, so their success was a family concern. I remember the club members had a kind of “battle” chant for the team which went “ Chi wa wa – UGH”. It used wind up the opposition a treat.
Thank you for your comment. You might be interested in the document which has just been added to this post which mentions the inscribed bricks.