Old Maps of Shirley

Historic Maps of Shirley and the local area.

This image shows Longmore Garage in the foreground. My friend Terry Stokes did his apprenticeship there. I spent many hours hanging out there and helping if I could. We also used their spark plug cleaner for cleaning the spark plugs that got fouled up on our Lambretta scooters. Charlie was the head (...Read full memory)

I remember the Co-op milk and bread deliveries and also the laundry being sent off, mainly the sheets and towels as we had no washing machine or central heating so washing and drying was a problem especially in the winter. The river Cole would flood the back garden regularly. I also rememember the (...Read full memory)