Memories of Bromsgrove
This was one of the hotels/public houses owned by Mr.& Mrs. R.J.Gillman; they were my grandparents. My parents visited them taking me with them. My cousin Clive and I went exploring, oh boy! my finger slipped threw the wallpaper in one of the bedrooms, so Clive and I traced it round and found hidden behind the wall ...Read full memory
I suspect that the picture is actually taken in around 1960 or 61, as it appears to show the new Lower School extension under construction on the right. I was in the first year's intake to use the new building, starting in September 1961.
Used to walk to the common on a regular basis, remember climbing one of the highest trees to attach a long rope to a branch so we could swing over the ditch howling "TARZAN" what's happened to the kids of today, mm sat at home on their computers. Sad very Sad.
I remember staying with my grandmother Annie Rowlands during World War 2 in the village of Stoke Works on Harbors Hill Farm. There was a neighbouring farm there and I remember a John Ford. My grandmother took me on a bus to Bromsgrove and bought me my first pair of wellington boots, I felt like royalty. I loved staying there with her away from all the bombing in London, and she bought me a bike to ride to the village school. My Uncle Ted and Aunt Hilda used to come down and visit from Alum Rock Birmingham, and sometimes they would take me back to their house in Birmingham. My grandmother had 3 sons; Cliff (my father), Leslie and Ted. Does anyone remember Annie, my grandmother? If so I would love to ...Read full memory