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

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

St Mary's Church, Kidderminster

Research into my Family History tells me that my great, great, great grandfather (John Henry Erskine) was baptised at St Mary's Church on 30th December 1836. His parents, John Erskine and Sarah Cook were married in the same church on 25th October 1829. John, husband of Sarah, was born in 1798 and worked ...Read full memory

A memory of Kidderminster

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

1960's Kidderminster

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

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