Harborne, The Scarlet Pimpernel c.1960
Memories of Harborne
I was born over the butchers shop in Harborne Lane, my parents Harry and Gertrude Ludlow owned the shop. My mother kept the shop open all through the war years and I can remember marking off the meat ration books ...Read full memory
From 1955 to 1961 I spent the best years of my school days with wonderful friends - it was brilliant there. My teachers were Mrs Payne, Mrs Davies and Mr Griffiths. Mrs Lewis and Mrs Bright and head teacher Mr Lloyd. There was a ...Read full memory
My dad Harry Kitchener Stacey worked part time as a bar man at the Duke. I remember coming on the bus from Bartly Green in the afternoons, sometimes after finishing his shift, dad would take me to the afternoon movies just around the corner.
I was born in 1939, the year war started, and remember being lifted out of bed in the middle of the night and the barrage balloons looked like big elephants in the sky. I also remember the table shelter in the lounge ...Read full memory
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