Great Bridge maps
Historic maps of Great Bridge and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Great Bridge maps
Great Bridge photos
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Great Bridge area books
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Memories of Great Bridge
IRENE EDWARDS SWEET SHOP
My mother had the above sweetshop in Great Bridge. We used to sell one penny bottles of pop to the children who were going to the Palace Cinema on Saturday. The shop was open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. and only closed on Christmas Day about 12 noon for us to have our Christmas dinner. We opened again about 6 p.m. for people to collect their ice cream Christmas cakes.
West Midlands memories
GOLDS HILL SCHOOL
I attended the above school from 1941 to 1947. I know of one person who attended with me at that time and who I am now still in contact with..Jean Goldie (nee Hill). If anyone remembers us or the teachers ,Misses Dufty, Scot, Whitcomb. Please let's share memories. Ernie
Golds Hill, Canalside, The Boat Inn
I remember Miss Wytcomb she was at Harvills Halthorn when I had the tip of my finger off in a door in school. Mr Simcox was the head then circa1954. My aunts went to Golds Hill, the McDonalds - you may know of them. I used to have to walk through Cashmoores to get to school, went that way yesterday, did not know the place it had changed so much (not for the better).
Golds Hill School
If my memory is correct, it was Audrey Clayton and Sheila Macdonald - we all used to go to St Pauls youth club as teenagers. A delicate question, but are they or anyone else from that era still with us?
Old Row, Golds Hill, does anybody remember the pub called The Boat on Canalside next to Old Row? I know that Old Row was pulled down in 1936 and the pub was de-licensed by 1938, that was when my grandparents lived there, the Mcdonalds, we lived there till 1961 when it was pulled down. The Claydons and the Kings lived the other side of the canal, Blaydons was on Danks Bridge where they weigh the boats.
My dad was the sub postmaster of Tipton Green Post Office approximately from the years 1949-1961. I attended the local grammar school. Owen Street was then a thriving shopping area, so who remembers Mrs Yates the Newsagent at the railway end and the 2 almost identical sweet shops next door? And The Maypole, Harry Edge the barber (and Charlie of course), and Danks for your fish and chips? And Eades the chemist (who had a fabulous young assistant who I dated a few times), The Miners Arms and the Fountain for liquid refreshment and that poor man who sat in a chair on the pavement every day? Happy years but gone forever.
Owen Street, Tipton
I remember what Owen Street in Tipton was like. I myself used to work in Eades chemist, Tipton in the early 1970s. Tipton was full of shops then, next door to Eades chemist was a chip shop. Across the road was a hardware store and I remember Guest and Perrys, it was a clothes shop that would do credit for clothes. The shop owner was by the name of Joyce. And there was the Miners Arms pub...the good old days...wish I could turn the clock back.