Eminent Bilstonians

The Bilston tribe boast many illustrious forebears, by turns famous and infamous, intellectual and ineffectual, endearing and enduring. In this occasional series, I look at some of my more prominent ancestors – their lives, their loves and the legacy they’ve left behind.


  1. I would like to be included in this list. I was born in Hughes Place, Bilston and was educated at Bilston Girls’ High School – surely enough to qualify?

      1. I smoke a pipe. But more important, I read your refugee poem and was deeply moved by it. Thank you,
        Ruben Lee

  2. My name is Brian and I know somebody else called Brian too. He told me he comes from Bilston. Enough Already?

  3. I once had a pint
    in the Fiery Holes
    but I ent from there
    my forebears were
    from West Bromwich
    means that I
    don’t qualify


    ….and I simply love
    the humble message above:
    “one blogger likes this”
    blogger me!

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