Important Notice Regarding Delivery:

We have been advised by Royal Mail & Parcelforce that their delivery services will be disrupted by industrial action on the following dates: Friday 30th September 2022 and Saturday 1st October 2022 so this is going to disrupt the delivery of some orders.

Shirley, West Midlands

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Shirley, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Shirley

Historic Maps of Shirley and the local area.

I lived in Shirley (Skelcher Rd) from about 1956 to 1959 and often played in Shirley Park. I remember one time on this roundabout I was set on by a group of older boys who spun me round at high speed. Luckily my grandad and our dog turned up to take me back home for tea and the yobs all ran off. I fell off those swings a good few times too! Happy days.

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 mechanic, manager and was a master at panel beating and bodywork. Andrew Taylor Light Hall high School for Boys until 1969 Now living in Toronto Canada