Moving With The Times - a Memory of Wordsley.

Just been reading the memories of others i.e. John Lampitt, so I thought I would share some of mine. My mother went to live in her grandfather's house in New Street in 1940 while my father was fighting the war. She lived there until 2010. She used to tell me there used to be fields at the bottom of the garden, no houses then in Mount Road etc. I remember there being a stable at the bottom of our garden. I was born in 1947 and went to Lawnswood Road School and attended the Methodist Chapel Sunday School and Youth Club. I did ballet, tap and acrobatic lessons with Mrs Smith in the old Labour Club in New Street, and also did some pottery lessons in the Community Centre at the bottom of the village. Lawnswood Road (The Common), before 1960, used to be where all the wealthy business men of the area lived in their very large houses with lots of ground. I used to walk up there for Sunday exercise and a breath of fresh air with my mom and dad, and we used to stand and watch the infrequent cars drive along the Kidderminster Road. On our return walk we would get an ice cream from Mr Dawes, at the Cafe next door to Colliers, the bakery. I also remember Mr Warren in the Post Office; Mrs Warren next door, the Library, George Masons on the corner of New Street, Mr Foster the butcher, the cobbler and Mr Sporty the newsagent, in his old shop before he moved into the 'new premises'. I believe this has recently had another accident? Time has now moved on - Lawnswood Road is all houses, the Glass Works are all museums, Wordsley Hospital is a housing estate and Round Oak is a shopping centre.


A memory shared by Pauline Lissamore Nee Taylor on Feb 14th, 2013.
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