40 Saunders Green House

Brian Coldrick added:

“Rumour was that this large property was intended as an hotel when plans were to build a housing development nearby and to extend the rail link up past the Pincess Royal Colliery into the Forest .The rooms were quite large and plentiful with an adequate cellar space for whatever one stores in the cellar of a hotel! Plans were changed for some reason and the line was routed through Whitecroft with a branch through Pillowell and Moseley Green. The change may have contributed to the bankruptcy of the development company which had started work on a housing project on land at Paisley in Brockhollands in about 1900. One can still see evidence of the initial ground work in Paisley field where the contours of the three roads that were driven in are still identifiable”.

Brian Coldrick