Memories of Kidderminster
I remember during my teens to early twenties there always seemed to be gigs on. From The Green Man (where it must be said, I really shouldn't have been, not then being 18), where it was very bluesy music, plus of course the mighty Monty Woodpigs disco. With Joe boogying away behind the bar whilst serving. Obviously the Black ...Read full memory
Dear old Kiddy. My youth and teenage years during the late 1950s and early 1960' spent here. I remember a busy medium sized market town. Full employment was provided by the numerious carpet factories, Adams, Brintons, Carpet Trades, CM Co., Victoria and many more. Dozens and dozens of thriving shops all the way ...Read full memory
I once found the long lost "Blackwell" in Blackwell Street, Kidderminster......It was very large, and very deep..... it was around 1967-68 time! We had to locate it as it was somewhere beneath the location of the proposed Swan Shopping Precinct! It turned out to be right where one of the extreme corner posts of the project ...Read full memory
I would often go to Kidderminster with my father, he would go there to do ' The Banking' he was about 30 years old, ran the new Mitre Oak Hotel at Crossway Green and played cricket for Hartlebury 1936. In later years, I was back from National Service in Egypt, the dance at the Black Horse on a Saturday night was a bit of a draw ( 1955 ). Remember the policeman on traffic duty in the middle of Kidderminster.