Kidderminster, Blackwell Street c.1967

Kidderminster, Blackwell Street c.1967

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Memories of Kidderminster, Blackwell Street c1967

Kidderminster 1936

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.

A memory of Kidderminster

1960's Kidderminster

If you followed this street to the end and turned left it brought you to one of the oldest pubs in Kiddy. I'm pretty sure it was The Seven Stars but my memory is not what it was ( ain't old age a wonderful thing ? NOT ! ) It was one of my favourite watering holes and I worked there as a barman for a while. It was here I had my one and only encounter with a ghost. Going back the other way, (behind camera) up Blackwell Street, on the right was Brooks Bros. fruit and veg merchant. It was here that I got my first driving job delivering produce around Worcestershire and leading me into the haulage industry where I spent most of my working life.

Memories of Kidderminster

1960's Kidderminster

If you followed this street to the end and turned left it brought you to one of the oldest pubs in Kiddy. I'm pretty sure it was The Seven Stars but my memory is not what it was ( ain't old age a wonderful thing ? NOT ! ) It was one of my favourite watering holes and I worked there as a barman for a while. It was here I had my one and only encounter with a ghost. Going back the other way, (behind camera) up Blackwell Street, on the right was Brooks Bros. fruit and veg merchant. It was here that I got my first driving job delivering produce around Worcestershire and leading me into the haulage industry where I spent most of my working life.

Kidderminster 1936

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.

A memory of Kidderminster

Trimpley Reservoir

The picture is of Trimpley reservoir taken from the yacht club slipway looking towards the south-eastern end of the reservoir somewhere around 1969 as in 1965 the contractors were still moving the soil to create the reservoir. My father was the supervising electrician during the construction and first two years of it's ...Read full memory

1960's Kidderminster

My first job after leaving school at 15 was at Lipton's grocers. Their shop was at the top of the High Street on the right, between Marks & Spencer and Timothy Whites. The top of the street was a t-junction, you turned left for Blackwell Street and right for Worcester Street. I think the building at the end with ...Read full memory

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