Coal Pool

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Coal Pool is a housing estate in Walsall, West Midlands, England. Most of the homes in area were built by the local council during the 1920s and 1930s, with a smaller development taking place in the late 1940s which marked the resumption of council house building in the borough after World War II.[1]

During World War II, an air raid on a house in Beddows Road on 14 November 1940 resulted in a 19-year-old Blakenall Heath man being seriously injured; he died in Walsall Manor Hospital shortly afterwards.[2]

Coal Pool is part of the Blakenall ward of Walsall, which also includes Blakenall Heath, Harden and Goscote, and has some of the highest poverty and crime rates in the borough of Walsall. However, the area has improved since being included in the government's New Deal initiative in 2001. Community facilities and housing have been improved, and unlike the large scale demolition in other parts of Blakenall, relatively little demolition has taken place around Coal Pool, with the overwhelming majority of the properties being refurbished.

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  1. ^ "Walsall - The growth of the town | A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 17 (pp. 146-165)". British-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  2. ^ Norman Bayley

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Coordinates: 52°36′04″N 1°58′24″W / 52.6010°N 1.9732°W / 52.6010; -1.9732