Historic maps of Glascote and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Glascote maps
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Memories of Glascote
Where I Grew up
Not many people have heard of Glascote, it's not even on the map. A lot of people get it confused with another area called Glascote Heath, but they are not the same at all. I have lived in Glascote all my life. At one time it was a lovely little village with shops dotted here and there, a grocers shop and convenience stores, and everyone knew each others families and asked about them. But now with changing times, there are fast food shops, hairdressers and a betting shop.
Glascote did used to have a pit, along with many other places in the Tamworth area, and my mum was telling me only yesterday, that when she used to sit in the living room of her house on the Main Road (also known as the B5000), with her ear to the floor and she could hear the miners working below. That was probably the major job for men in Glascote, and they also used to use pit ponies. My own... Read more
MY GRANDMA ANNIE MAYCOCK LIVED IN THE HOUSE AT THE BACK OF PEACOCKS IT WAS END OF TERRACE DOWN AN ENTRY AT THE BACK OF BUTLERS BUTCHERS WHEN I VISITED THE SMELLS WERE FANTASTIC AND ON SATURDAYS THE BELLS WOULD RING FROM THE CHURCH FOR WEDDINGS SHE USED TO GIVE ME 6PENCE TO GET SOME BLACK PUMPS FROM WOOLWORTHS ,THE BACK DOOR SQUEAKED WHEN YOU USED IT AND SHE USED TO GO DOWN THE CELLAR FOR COAL EVEN AT 70 YEARS OF AGE THE LOO WAS IN THE BACK YARD THERE WAS A PIANO IN THE FRONT ROOM BUT THEY WERE HAPPY DAYS GRANMA I STILL MISS YOU GOD BLESSXX
Tamworth Outdoor Swimming Pool
I have wonderful memories of visiting 'Tamworth baths' on a Sunday afternoon. I loved swimming underneath the concrete barrier and always had to watch I didn't lift my head up too early!
Mum used to take me and she would sunbath and I would swim. Everyone was really friendly and it is such a shame the outdoor 'baths' are no longer there.
The 1950s And Early 1960s
I lived in Hopwas from 1952 to 1964 and attended QEGS from 1955 to 1962.
These street scenes are very familiar to me. I found the town very 'small', not so much in size but in its cultural and intellectual dimensions. I remember there wasn't a single bookshop in the town then, except for a paperback bookshop next to the Palace cinema, just up the street on the left in this picture. So I could hardly wait to get away to college and then to work.
But going back regularly now to visit my mother in Twycross, and driving along the re-aligned A5 to the M42, observing the view across the retail sheds and vast car parks that occupy what was once the Castle Pleasure Grounds and Gardens, I despair at what the planners, councillors and time have done to the place.
In mid 2008 I walked around the streets with an old pal who also remembers the place from the same period and he, too, shares... Read more
Spencers Farm (Dosthill)
I remember, has a young boy going up to Spencers farm (next to the church) to help Mrs S collect eggs. I also helped with the milking,cail cutting and potato picking, Bill (son) would collect us from the village green (the island) and take us kids with our mums to the field. We also used to play in the barns attached to the Bbasford's property which the Spencers looked after. When I got to about 14 I used to walk over to Drayton Manor Park and helped out on the swing boats and penny arcade. We used to cross the river by using an old iron bridge (Ii wonder if it is still there, I think it was on Lord Litchfield's land). We lived in Welford Road and would walk through the fields to Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds to swim and roller skate. I remember the coach and train trips that where organised by the commitee of the workingmens club (is that still there?). Our gran used to live in a place called... Read more
Tamworth in The 1960s
I lived in Tamworth from 1965 to 1968. I attended QEGS. My mom and dad moved to Tamworth from Birmingham in order to buy their first home in Scampton Way but then my dad realised there was not much work about and we moved back to Brum. I have fond memories of walking to Wigginton where I think there is a lovely old church which was beautiful in the snow! I also used to go horseriding with a friend who lived in Browns Lane but she emigrated to Canada in the 1960s. I too emigrated with family in the 1970s to Australia but I now live in New Zealand and have never returned or even visited the UK. I loved the country atmosphere in Tamworth. If there are any people who can remember me I would like to hear from them. My maiden name was Clarke.
I grew up in Fazeley along with my little brother Glenn. Some of my best memories would be of the good summers we used to have when we would spend most of the school holidays swimming and fishing in the brook at Brook End. We would dam up the shallow brook and spend many hours in the now 5ft deep water,(due to our dams). Then we would build swings across the brooks and have hours of fun. In the main summer months you would see whole families having picnics along the banks of the brook, it was like a beach atmosphere. Sadly I walk the local brook nowadays and it is all overgrown and no children play in the waters any more, even though they are probably cleaner now than in my day. I always remember my mum telling us off because we would come home with dyed swimming shorts as sometimes the brook would be blue or red depending on what colour the cotton mill upstream was dying the... Read more