Memories of Bromsgrove

Annie Rowlands Of Stoke Works

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bromsgrove by June Manson

Shenstone Training College

Bromsgrove Teacher Training College's proper name was Shenstone Teacher Training College and was under the aegis of Birmingham University. Shenstone was originally situated on the old prisoner of war camp outside Kidderminster, in the village of Stone. It originally offered two year teacher training, but in 1960, ...Read full memory

A memory of Bromsgrove by Jenny Dean

Living At The George !

MY grandad and grandma used to run The George. They were Reg and Edith Astley. I was brought up there with my mum and dad, Pat and Sheila. Mum was a barmaid there with my Aunty Eunice. If any one remembers them , or has any photos, particularly of the interior, please get in touch at :

An Inspiring Sight St. Bartholomews.

Attended Tardebigge School from 1953 onwards until the dreaded 11 Plus Test . One of my first memories is meeting the Headmaster, Mr Knight and Deputy Head, Mr Hutchings and being introduced to the Vicar, Mr Underhill (hope my memory is still working) and going into the church seeing how big it seemed ...Read full memory

A memory of Bromsgrove by Roger Willis

Coach And Horses

Had many enjoyable pints in the Coach and Horses whilst waiting for the bus to the Winter Gardens on Saturday nights.

A memory of Bromsgrove by John Smith

Bromsgrove High School

I left in 1956 and my name was Tyers !!

A memory of Bromsgrove by Gill Walcot

Ward 16

I was a student nurse and The Hop Pole pub opposite All Saints Church was known as Ward 16. Liz Banks nee Earle

Under Age Drink.

Ah, used the George when I was 15yrs of age - one of my first under age drinks, then pop over the road to the Golden Lion. Good old days.

A memory of Bromsgrove by Colin Warman

Beat You To The Top

Remember when I was a lad a group of us friends used to gather at the bottom of what we used to call the 48 steps and have a race to the top - the last one up was a wimp. Those were the days, when lads were lads.

A memory of Bromsgrove by Colin Warman

Coach And Horses

Whilst waiting for the 144 to come in i was playing a game of darts when a gentleman asked if i wanted a game.I said yes and we proceeded to play.Needless to say my opponent blew me off the board.When i enquired after his name he said ,Johnny Venn and he played for the Argus team

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