Seller: sittingblackcat (5,132) 100%, Location: Wolverhampton, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 153471148024 Stourbridge Junction, Stourbridge Antique real photo postcard Stourbridge Junction is one of two railway stations serving the town of Stourbridge, in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley in the West Midlands, England. It lies on the Birmingham to Worcester via Kidderminster Line and is the junction for the Stourbridge Town Branch Line, said to be the shortest operational branch line in Europe. The other station serving Stourbridge is Stourbridge Town at the end of the branch line. The station was opened in 1852 on the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway line, at a slightly different location to the present station, under the name of Stourbridge. The junction came about when the Stourbridge Railway built their line to Lye and beyond. Stourbridge became a double junction on 1 October 1879 when the branch to Stourbridge Town and goods was opened. In 1962, the OWW was closed to passenger traffic north of Stourbridge by the British Transport Commission, although the route remained open for freight until 1993. Only the section as far as the Round Oak Steel Terminal is still in use. Size: Roughly 9 x 14cm Condition: Excellent condition. I have a number of Stourbridge postcards for sale at the moment. Any number of postcards can be posted at no extra cost. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. Full refund if not completely satisfied. --- Stourbridge is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands county of England. Historically part of Worcestershire and situated on the River Stour, which flows through the town and for centuries formed the border between Worcestershire and Staffordshire. It is located about 13 miles west of Birmingham, at the edge of the industrial Midlands, located between Kidderminster and Dudley. As of 2018 the town includes the suburbs of Amblecote, Lye, Norton, Oldswinford, Pedmore, Wollaston, Wollescote, and Wordsley. Much of the town consists of suburban streets, interspersed with green spaces. Stourbridge borders on green belt land, and is close to unspoiled countryside with rural Shropshire close by to the west. The Clent Hills, Kinver Edge and large areas of farmland lie to the south and west. The town and surrounding area is at the south western extremity of the Black Country and the majority of the working-class population retain the region's accent and dialect. Stourbridge developed during the industrial revolution into a centre of glass making which had been manufactured there since the early 1600s. The local glass proved particularly suitable for the industry, taken up predominantly after the immigration of French coal miners in the Huguenot diaspora. However, most of the glass industry was actually located in surrounding areas including Wordsley, Amblecote and Oldswinford. The rich natural resources of coal and fireclay for lining furnaces made it the perfect location for the industry. Glass making peaked in the 19th century, encouraged by the famous glass-making family, the Jeavons. The 1861 census identified that 1,032 residents of Stourbridge were involved in the glass trade in some way. However, in recent years, the industry has been almost obliterated by the effects of globalisation, with the glassmaking companies moving abroad. The Red House Cone, thought to be the only complete remaining glass cone of its kind, stands on the Stourbridge Canal at Wordsley. It is the site of the Red House Glass Museum and there are regular demonstrations of blowing glass in the traditional way, and a collection of Stourbridge glass can be seen at Broadfield House Glass Museum in Kingswinford. The other landmark heritage site is that of Tudor Crystal, also standing on the side of the canal, at Amblecote. Tudor Crystal is the last remaining fully functioning glassmaking factory in Stourbridge to be making lead crystal in full production. It is also famous for the fact that it still makes all of its lead crystal in a traditional glass making cone dating back to 1788. Visitors are welcome to take a tour to see the glass being made. The British Glass Biennale exhibition is located in the Lower Glasshouse, Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge. It takes place every two years and showcases the work of glass artists based in the UK. Stourbridge has a railway station called Stourbridge Junction on the Birmingham to Kidderminster line, with a frequent and efficient train service and the town is also served by the shortest (half a mile) railway line branch line in Europe, the Stourbridge Town Branch Line, with a shuttle service from Stourbridge Junction on the Birmingham - Kidderminster line to Stourbridge Town railway station in the town centre. The Stourbridge Lion locomotive, was built in Stourbridge at the foundry of Foster, Rastrick and Co. in 1828. The shell of the building still stands and has been incorporated into the Lion Health Centre, which opened in October 2014. The Lion arrived in New York City on 13 May 1829, becoming the first steam locomotive to run on a commercial line in the United States. The locomotive is quite famous in the USA, although few people in Stourbridge have heard of it. It is currently on display at the B&O Railroad Museum Baltimore, Maryland, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.. A clock has recently been unveiled in the town to celebrate the engine. Famous residents: Kenton Allen, multi-award-winning programme maker with programmes such as the BAFTA award-winning The Royle Family (2000) and the Oscar award-winning film Six Shooter (2006). Attended King Edward VI School, Stourbridge Kathleen Britten Booth, invented the first computer assembly language and designed the assembler for the first computer systems at Birkbeck College, University of London Walter Braithwaite, teacher, composer and pianist Johnny Briggs, actor William Henry Bury, murderer and Jack the Ripper suspect Fiona Butler, the 'tennis girl' captured scratching her bare behind in the iconic 1976 Athena poster was born in Pedmore. It was created by her then boyfriend, local photographer Martin Elliott Dave Cartwright, singer-songwriter, broadcaster and author Phil Cope, lead guitarist for Doom Metal band Witchfinder General Kay Davies, geneticist Diamond Head, heavy metal band Frank Foley, the relatively little-known "British Schindler" retired and eventually died in Stourbridge, there is a memorial in Mary Stevens Park James Foster, ironmaster, mine operator and banker. He was instrumental in bringing the first commercial steam locomotive into the Midlands Samuel Johnson lived and worked in Stourbridge for a time Don Kenyon, cricketer, captain of Worcestershire Stephen Laughton, playwright Clint Mansell, English musician, composer, and former lead singer and guitarist of the band Pop Will Eat Itself, attended King Edward VI School, Stourbridge. Matt Neal, motor racing driver Dan O'Hagan, BBC Match of the Day football commentator Ronnie O'Sullivan, Snooker player, born in Wordsley Hospital in 1975 Pop Will Eat Itself, band formed in Stourbridge in 1986 Ian Pearson, MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Economics and Business and also Economic Secretary to the Treasury Jan Pearson, actress was born here. Pearson plays Karen Hollins on the BBC's daytime soap Doctors. Jonn Penney, musician - Ned's Atomic Dustbin Robert Plant, singer with Led Zeppelin, attended King Edward VI School, Stourbridge Nigel Reo-Coker, Aston Villa player Scrash, rock band Debra Shipley, MP Rachel Trevor-Morgan, milliner to the Queen David Trotman, pure mathematician, attended King Edward VI School, Stourbridge Lynda Waltho, former MP Thomas Webb, founder of Thomas Webb & Sons Brett Westwood, radio presenter and author Clement Lindley Wragge, meteorologist S.J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep Esther Smith, actress known for her work in the television series Uncle and Cuckoo. The Wonder Stuff, band formed in Stourbridge in 1986 Key Words: Bedcote manor Poor Law Stourbridge Union Kingswinford, Amblecote, Stourbridge, Oldswinford, and most of the parish of Halesowen, though not Romsley, Hunnington, or Warley Oldbury Board of Improvement Commissioners under an Act of 1825. Act of 1866 hamlets of Amblecote, Wollaston and Lye Wollescote Irish glasscutting industry Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and the Dudley No. 1 Canal Stourport Ring narrowboat National Route 54 of the National Cycle Network Stourbridge Junction Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton Line Stambermill Viaduct A458 road Tyseley Locomotive Works flywheel-powered Parry People Mover King Edward VI College College of Further Education Old Swinford Hospital school Thomas Foley Redhill School, Old Swinford Hospital, Pedmore High School and Ridgewood High School Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School. Stourbridge Football Club and Stourbridge Cricket Club War Memorial Athletic Ground in Amblecote, and Stourbridge Rugby Club Stourton Park Stourton and Redhill Volleyball Club Redhill School. Stourbridge bands - Diamond Head, The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself and Ned's Atomic Dustbin Clint Mansell, Doom Metal band Witchfinder General Robert Plant Led Zeppelin County Express newspaper Stourbridge Library Stourbridge News, the Express & Star and the Stourbridge Chronicle cinemas The "Danilo" Picture House nightclub The Scala the Savoy The Odeon large pipe organ mosaic cinema floor Methodist church old "King's Hall" St Thomas' Church, Market Street. The apse and north chancel screen at St Thomas' Church were added by W. H. William Bidlake. St Mary's Church, Oldswinford Our Lady and All Saints Catholic Church, Union Street St James' Church, Wollaston Amblecote Holy Trinity Church, Vicarage Road St Peter's, Pedmore Chawn Hill Church Presbyterian-Unitarian Chapel, Lower High Street. Built 1788. Quaker Meeting House, founded 1689. Hanbury Hill Baptist Church St John's United Reformed Church.Built in 1860, the architect G. E. Street ecumenical partnership, United Reformed Church congregation Clent Hills Bonded Warehouse Broadfield House Glass Museum Crystal Leisure centre Hagley Hall Foster & Rastrick Foundry building The Lace Guild museum Mary Stevens Park Red House Cone River Stour Ryemarket Fountain Stambermill Viaduct Stourbridge Canal Stourbridge Town Hall Wychbury Hill Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Used, Condition: Excellent condition.