I,m very sorry to have to say no,i have no photo,s of my own from that time,in fact i can,t ever remember anyone in my family having a camera,nine children in the family,life was tough.Hi Rod,
I used to live in that section of Bracebridge Street and many a time my mom went into Gertrude Fall's Pawn Shop, which was just down the street and on the opposite side of the opening was Ray Sketchley's Greengrocer's shop, near to the junction with Miller Street. I have been looking for photos of this part of the street. Do you have any?
I remember being bought a pair of shoes for school(second hand of course) from Gertrude Falls shop,and a few years later having to go to the shop,which if i,m correct was then owned by an Indian family, to get Patna rice for my old boy.
Most of the errands i ran involved going down "the cross",or any number of the shops on Aston Road(both sides,the record shop now and then,i thought it was a magical place),until the whole area sadly fell apart,still lived in Hubert Street after the expressway was built,for a couple of years anyway,it seemed like our little corner of Aston had been overlooked/discarded.
I,m a lot older now,and a little wiser,but the whole bustling nature of Aston Road/North/Lichfield Road,and all the little streets off them were a joy to be part of,had a lot of sad,and bad times,but wandering round on my own,or with my siblings,or friends was something i miss to this day,hence the reason i,m browsing these forums i guess,