I’ve had an email from Nick, who is looking for information of Lichfield’s Youth Hostels as he’s doing a talk on the subject.
Apart from a photo of a Lichfield Youth Hostel badge (showing the Cathedral!), all I can find is a list of dates from Wikipedia, showing that there was a hostel in Lichfield from 1937 to 1939, 1940 to 1941 and then from 1944 to 1973. We know that there was one on the Birmingham Rd (where Magnet is) and that this was once the Regional Office, but whether the earlier ones were here or elsewhere is uncertain.
If there is anyone out there who has any memories or photographs of the YHA in Lichfield that they are happy to share, please get in touch and I’ll pass your information on to Nick.