Birmingham, The Industrial Pioneers Memorial, Broad Street c.1960

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I was born at home in Tottenham Crescent.....my mom and dad lived with my man as they had just got married ! I can just about remember living down summer lane a two up two down and an outside toilet as was Tottenham Crescent. My Nan then lived in Maxted road in the prefabs before moving to a brand new flat on the Walsall (...Read full memory)

I went to Burcot Grange School until 1948. Miss Cozens was the Head Mistress. I remember Pam Madeley, Janet White, Betty Genders, Margaret Vale, Jill Trott, Joy Cavill, Ann Barnett who were all in my class. I wonder if anyone remembers? It was such a nice school. I'd love to get some feed (...Read full memory)

We were the Hobbis family and we lived at 54 Oak tree Lane, Selly Oak with my parents and grandmother. The house was directly opposite the old Selly Oak Hospital. I can remember the re-building of the hospital and sadly now it lays derelict ready for redevelopement into housing. Selly Oak was always a busy (...Read full memory)

I remember my Saturday job at Lewis'. I loved my job there. I worked there for two years. I used to go to the Locarna on a Saturday, or the Gaumont Cinema in the week. I remember the bullring being built. I was the oldest of five children and used to do the shopping in the market. I used to have a (...Read full memory)

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