Getting my haircut at Richards Gents hairdressers upstairs in the Coop Building - accessed via a winding staircase and once there a row of Barbers Chairs. The open space of nearby Queens Square with its Fire Station Health Office and the main stopping point for the blue Hednesford to Walsall No 1 Bus Service alonside the Church wall. The Swallow Raincoat factory in one corner..
As a 9-year-old I remember after being bombed out from Birmingham and going to stay with a great-aunt in Heath Hayes (Aunt Polly Ingram) and going to a hall in Cannock and being kitted out with a set of clothes, and being given a doll. I am 78 now.
To anyone reading this; I was born Valerie Harding and lived in Wedges Mills and I remember so many things about my childhood in Cannock. The Maypole dancing at John Woods school, attending Church each Thursday while attending Walhouse, and then walking in a 'crocodile' in twos back to school afterwards. ...Read full memory