The Big Climb - a Memory of Lickey.

During the 1950s many children from Birmingham and surrounding areas suffered with TB and chest complaints.  I can remember the doctor prescribed that I should have sun ray treatment twice a week and climb the Lickey Steps once a week.  Climbing these steps was really hard going, coughing and feeling breathless and with legs like jelly, but as the months went by the climb became easier, my health returned.  As a teenager I would gladly climb the Lickeys and the Malvern hills.
I loved the view from the top of the Lickeys. I left the area when I got married over 40 years ago but often think of the Lickeys.


A memory shared by Ruth Harris on Jan 25th, 2009.
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