Historic pictures of Riverside House


These images from early-mid 20th Century show the front entrance to Riverside House with its ornate porch.


This turn of the century picture is of an archaeological excavation that reveals the narrow gauge railway that was used to transport heavy casted products from the ‘New Foundry’, now the Lion Health Medical Centre, to the canal towpath to be loaded on to narrow boats. The Stourbridge Lion would have been transported in this manner. The exposed railway tracks and encasing cobblestones are visible in the centre of the photograph with Riverside House and garden visible behind the mesh fence.


These aerial photographs taken in 1963 and 1980 clearly show the Riverside House estate with its kitchen gardens and orchards.




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