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The pub further down on the right in Bore St is, I believe, the George 4th owned as part of Lichfield Brewery, which belonged to, George Barnes family. George was born in 1838 and at one time was High Sheriff of the city, and his second wife was my great (...Read full memory)
I remember attending the weddng of Christine and Tony Cutland. It was a fantastic affair as most of the guests were from a construction company called Turriff . I would love to see Chris and Tony again. I do know they had a daughter named Holly & I do know Christine came from Burntwood and they live in (...Read full memory)
My father was an officer in the RAF and was based in RAF Lichfield from 1954 - 1956. My brother and I went by bus to St. Christopher's School in Alrewas. The school building was on the side of the canal and from one classroom's window you could look straight down onto the canal. I can recall that a boy (...Read full memory)
I was brought up in Lichfield and attended St. Michaels Primary School and left to attend Kings Hill Secondary School when it opened in September of what must have been 1957 if my maths are correct. I lived near to Stowe Pool and remember the hours we children spent catching tadpoles there. After leaving school I worked (...Read full memory)
I also remember a foggy Beacon Park, probably 1954. I used to live in the Close, my father being a minor canon, and went to a nursery school (Mrs Allen's) on the other side of the park. I think that one of my parents would bring me to the park gates near the Close and then I would walk across the park to school (...Read full memory)
Drifted past this page for a first time on a wet Saturday. In the right hand side of this photo is the The Dolly Posh n Dandy coffee bar. Part clothing, part coke and coffee cafe - a well known hang out, smoking and meeting place for King Edwards and Friary pupils. Anybody else remember this short lived enterprise? Do any (...Read full memory)
My parents had a florist's shop in Market square from 1932 -1962, I can see our Morris van parked on the square, with the Interflora logo & our name clearly shown. I was out in Egypt serving National Service when this photo was taken, but the cars & fashions pictured take me back to (...Read full memory)
When I was 5 yrs old I can vividly remeber getting lost in Beacon Park in a real pea souper with friends from the farm in the Sandford Street corner of the park and also remember digging old stone jars up from the brook that runs through the park!