Kidderminster, The Policeman 1957
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Memories of Kidderminster
I would often go to Kidderminster with my father, he would go there to do ' The Banking' he was about 30 years old, ran the new Mitre Oak Hotel at Crossway Green and played cricket for Hartlebury 1936. In later years, I was back from National Service in Egypt, the dance at the Black Horse on a Saturday night was a (...Read full memory)
The picture is of Trimpley reservoir taken from the yacht club slipway looking towards the south-eastern end of the reservoir somewhere around 1969 as in 1965 the contractors were still moving the soil to create the reservoir. My father was the supervising electrician during the construction and first two years of (...Read full memory)
Several of my Tarbox ancestors were baptised at St. Mary's. William Tarbox, b. 1849 (wife Helen Pitt Cooke) lived on Broad Street and he worked as a weaver. He left for NYC in 1880, leaving his wife and 5 children in the workhouse! She followed several years later. I was lucky enough to be able to visit Kidderminster and the church in 2001 and the cemetery where some of my relatives are buried.
My family on my dads side all lived in Kiddie, His name was Joe Barker, he lived with his Mum and Dad at 68 Peel St, His sisters were Muriel, Audrey, Jean, Christine and a brother Barry, his Dad also called Joe was a Slaughter Man and his Mothers name was Doll and her maiden name was Hutton, if there is anyone (...Read full memory)