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Prospect House
Prospect House, 78 Clarence Street, Upper Gornal - Upper Gornal Labour Club.
This was the residence of various dignitaries before it became the Upper Gornal Labour Club.
Miss Eagleton left Prospect House in 1850 and sold the contents at auction.
In 1851, Mrs Anne Bradley was occupier.
1855, Joseph Bradley, occupier.
Obituary, April 1860: "On the 20th inst., suddenly, at Prospect House, Gornall, aged 35, Joseph, second surviving son of the late Richard Bradley, of Tipton Hall, Tipton."
1864: Ann Bradley died (wife of Richard Bradley)
1865: Sale Notice, Birmingham Post, January 12.
In the county of Stafford.
By Messrs. CLARKE and BARROWS (by order of the executors of the late Mrs. Bradley), on MONDAY, the 23rd day of January, 1865, on the Premises as above, PART of the excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and Effects, comprising mahogany four-post and other Bedsteads, Chests of Drawers and Chamber Appendages, mahogany Pedestal Sideboard and valuable Bookcase, with glazed folding doors; and a valuable LIBRARY of BOOKS, containing upwards of 550 Volumes of important Standard Works, valuable Plated articles, Glass and China, Kitchen Requisites and Brewing Utensils and numerous other Effects, the whole of which will be sold without the least reserve, under the usual conditions.
1865: A sale took place at Prospect House of the effects of the late Mrs. Bradley.
1868: Alfred Jones, Surgeon
1876 -1879, Dr. Thomas Alfred Walker and wife Sarah and family lived here.
In 1896 - 1904, this was the residence of John Biggam, Medical Officer of Health for Sedgley UDC.
1911 Census: John Biggam, medical practitioner, aged 62 with family, another doctor from Scotland.
In 1902 - Charles Pinkerton Thomson, M.B., B.S. who graduated from Glasgow University in 1900, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. in 1905 and by 1916 had attained the rank of Major and was honoured by George V.
1921-1928: Alexander McGaw McMillan, residence was Prospect House, he was physician, surgeon and medical officer for health to Sedgley UDC.[Kelly's Directory]
1929: Dudley Chronicle - 4 July.
UPPER GORNAL, near Dudley -Excellent Freehold Residence. Prospect House, Clarence Street, commanding views of Wrens Nest. Three Reception Rooms, two other Rooms, ample Domestic Offices, six principal and two Maids Bedrooms, Bathroom, Lawn, large Garden, Garages, Stabling and Lodge. If desired the House could be readily converted into two capital Villas; the Garden which has an extensive frontage to Hill Street could without interfering in the slightest way with the amenities of the Residence, be sold as Building Site for small Villas. Early possesion, tempting price. -Pearson, Auctioneer, Priory Street. Dudley.
1929: The building was purchased for use as the Upper Gornal Labour Club.
1936: Kelly's Directory lists "Gornal & Sedgley Labour Club & Institute (Jabez Fellows sec.), 80 Clarence Street."