Dawlish Rd - a Memory of Selly Oak.
I was born in 1960 in Great Barr but moved to Dawlish Rd in 1964 until 1968 with my elder brother Brian. My mother, Irene, ran the shop and my father Dennis worked at GEC Witton. I went to Tiverton Rd School and we lived in the 'Mace' grocery shop next to the school entrance. I went to Tiverton Rd swimming baths nearly every day. We used to take the bus to the Lickey Hills and played very often in Raddlebarn Park or Cannon Hill Park. I also remember playing in the University grounds, the canal and railway track. Pretty dangerous I guess. Playing in the condemmed back-to-back housing also presented a hazardous childhood! At the top of Dawlish Rd was an outdoor market that we used to buy small bags of peanuts from a plump balding chap in a brown shopcoat, a chip shop where we bought scraps of batter and a newsagent right at the corner, I think. Anyway, I have not been down there too much since.
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