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 when I was about 10 years old. Not quite sure when rationing finished probably about 1952. I remember ...Read full memory
I went to St Peters School fron 1952 to 1957. I love my time there. I remember the toilets in the back play ground. I also remember the school dinners they were great and cooked fresh each day. We went to St Peters church for all of the main services and my favourite was Harvest festival when we had to take our offerings to the ...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 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