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Ernest Stevens - the great Stourbridge benefactor

Ernest and Mary Stevens - The Continuing Legacy
by Roy Peacock, with contributions from the Thomas Pocklington Trust History Group
published 2007 by the Thomas Pocklington Trust

In this book Roy Peacock looks at the lives of the Stevens family, the business activities of Ernest Stevens, the donations he made to the local community and the Mary Stevens Maternity Home in particular.

Without doubt Stourbridge would not be the town that we all know and love had it not been for the tremendous generosity of the town's greatest benefactor, Ernest Stevens. A hugely wealthy and successful industrialist who was born in Lye in 1867, he gave so much to the people of Stourbridge and surrounding areas, including:

Front cover of Ernest and Mary Stevens, the continuing legacy, by Roy Peacock
Ernest Stevens Ernest Stevens
  • Mary Stevens Park
  • Greenfield Gardens
  • Mary Stevens Maternity Home
  • Stevens Park, Quarry Bank
  • Stevens Park, Wollescote
  • Haden Hill House, Old Hill
  • Carlisle Hall, Stourbridge
  • War Memorial Sports Ground, Amblecote
Mary Stevens
Ernest Stevens was a "holloware" manufacturer, pots, pans and kitchenware that became a household name for decades under the "Judge" brand, made at his factory in Cradley Heath. Judge holloware was renowned the world over for its quality. Anyone with an interest in how the town of Stourbridge and the surrounding areas developed will find this a very interesting read. You can buy the book from the Mary Stevens Centre, 221 Hagley Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 2XA Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm 01384 440333 Price £9.95 The book is also available in other formats - cassette, large format (no photos) and Braille.
Mary Stevens
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