Harborne, The Scarlet Pimpernel c.1960
Memories of Harborne
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 sports ground at the back. The only problem was the toilets - they were outside and in the winter the water froze in the toilets.
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 which I was put in with my brother, and my Mickey Mouse gas mask, reddish with a tongue and green on ...Read full memory
I was born in 1939. I knew a girl who lived on Harborne Park Road next to the gully. My brother and I used to catch the bus on Harborne Park Road to go to Bournville School. My mother used to buy rabbits to make rabbit stew from the butcher on Harborne Park Road. I lived at 41 Woodleigh Avenue ...Read full memory
I'm trying to locate a family from the Harborne Lane area, Selly Oak. I have very few details. The family name is Davies the father was Stan, I believe he had 2 sons. He had a sister or aunty called Betty, I think his mother was called Margaret and father Arthur. I believe they had a garage selling or repairing cars, ...Read full memory