When I Was Young

A Memory of Bordesley Green

I was born in Cherrywood Road back in 1956. I was the youngest in the family that originally moved into the road in 1952. My brother still lives there, being a total of 57 years now. Places I remember in the road are the Why Not Inn, Gypsie's Tent (later known as Typsy Gent), Doreen's corner shop, Queenie's shop, Colmore Depot, Diamond screw, Forward Radiator, Ward's corner shop, Ted Rogers the bookmakers, Jones' Garage, Cherrywood Road school (housed between Cobham and Burbidge Roads). Names I remember are Pawley, Coldwell, Summerfield, King, Groves, Howell, Edwards, Bennett, Froggart, Bumford, Ward, Kirk, Wakefield, Neale, Craig.

A memory shared by Steve Crathorn , on Oct 14th, 2009.

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