Birmingham, New Street c.1960
Memories of Birmingham, New Street c1960
I remember my Saturday job at Lewis'. I loved my job there. I worked there for two years. I used to go to the Locarna on a Saturday, or the Gaumont Cinema in the week. I remember the bullring being built. I was the oldest of five children and used to do the shopping in the market. I used to have a shilling pocket money and and I loved spending it in the shops in the city centre. How things have changed. I used to go there on my own on the bus with not a care in the world. At the time we were living in Kingstanding and it was a long journey, especially when I was travel sick, but then the buses were different and I used to sit by the entrance.
Memories of Birmingham
My parents had a shop in Balsall Heath Road not far from Cannon Hill Park - there was a murder committed there around that time. I used to catch the tram to town and in Lewis's basement you could get crabs' legs loaded with meat! Also caught the tram to the Lickey Hills along the Bristol Road (South?). Always a great ...Read full memory
Eileen Handley My father was born in 1937 in Birmingham, UK. He had an older brother Gordon (known as Tom) and a baby sister Eileen. When my dad was 4 years old, his mother (Amy) died from Bronchial Pneumonia. His father (Earnest), unable to cope with a young family at wartime placed my father and his brother into an ...Read full memory
Hi, Does anyone remember the watch and clock repair shop on the corner of Victoria and Vicarage Road in Harborne, Birmingham? It was run by my grandfather Leslie Charles Henry Jones (born 1902?) who was married to Ellen (nee Norton), d.1960(?), neither of which I ever met. Lesley possibly had an original ...Read full memory
We lived in Gerrard Street, Lozells, until I was about 6. My father had an allotment where we would go and play, I still have a photo taken when I was about 4 of my father, older brother, and myself at the allotment with my brother on a wooden 'horse' and me on a rocking 'duck'. Our house was opposite ...Read full memory