I too grew up on the Peartree Estate and have memories of all that Christine remembers. I saw my very first pig at a small farm at the rear of Uplands Green, I think the farmers name was Mr. Duval. I too attended to St Joseph's school ...Read full memory
This was the family business. Started in the 1860s by John Astbury who had been a miner in the Brereton colliery, it would have been run by his son Herbert at the time of the photograph. I think they sold to Dewhirsts butchers in the 1970s.
My family (the Millers) lived in Hillary Crest on the Pear Tree Estate. Dad, Bill, was an electrician in the mine (possibly Coppice). He also had a 2nd job at the Pub at the bottom of the Estate where he sold ales & played ...Read full memory