Born At Home In School Road Yardley Wood 1954 - a Memory of Yardley Wood.

Born into a large family one of eventually, 8 children, I can remember helping to pick and shell peas in our very large rear garden, we grew a lot of vegetables then
and I enjoyed swinging and climbing on our many apple trees; we kept pigeons and rabbits, and also one chicken called Sheila (named after my eldest brother's girlfriend).
Eventually our garden was divided into two, the first half becoming a bowling green, and we spent many hours playing bowls to amuse ourselves.
I used to enjoy the visit from the rag and bone man and his carthorse Dolly, for a few rags we could have a Willow Pattern plate or even a gold fish!

A memory shared by Pauline Knight on Oct 21st, 2009.
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