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Good to hear from you Gina, awful to learn that you caught the virus, hope you are fully recovered. Look forward to the next book although I had left Birmingham by about 1967. But many of my family we’re still there. I must have been about 7 when I had my tonsils done
Just finished reading Tales from Guildford Street by Emelia Williams (Gina). A terrific read for someone who lived over the road from her and was friends with her next-door neighbours.
Amazing amount of unexpected memory triggers; Castle Vale – as a student I worked there in my holidays when it...
i don’t know of any coffee shops in bookshops in the 50s. The first bookshop I ever saw with one in the early 60s was in Amsterdam. I never saw Hudsons after the mid 60s and I can only remember one in London but I think there were a couple more
No Bob, I lived in Lozells my friend did and I had a girlfriend from there an went with her to the Palace. I went to Handsworth Grammar and went to places like the Trocadero, the Windsor, the Stagedoor Club, Sombrero, etc., in town
I saw many concerts at the Town Hall in the 50s including Humphrey Littleton.
This photo is from the local paper of a Lionel Hampton concert in 1956. Sitting down half cut off on our right is my friend from school, Tony Green from Erdington, I am sitting next to him behind the rain coat. We were...
John Walker, mentioned above, also taught at Birmingham College of Art in the 60s; I was one of his students. He won the John Moore’s Art Prize and moved to London where he exhibited at a major gallery who also exhibited Gilbert and George and had a solo exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. I was...
He had a sister-in-law Hilda married to his brother Samuel. A sister Rene, a sister Lily, brothers Arthur, Samuel, and Stanley, mother Elizabeth and father Samuel. My dad and his brothers all served in WW1