I decided to take a detour down Bordesley Green today,on my way home,its a sad looking place these days,filthy with litter,they wouldn't stand for that filth in the city centre would they,sad really,Bordesley Green and its park were our playground long ago.
There is a lot of info on schools here et53 https://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22984 scroll down until you get to your school
I lived in Palace Road 1950 - 1965 & went to Marlborough Rd Infants then Somerville Road Junior and Marlborough Road Secondary (my older brother & sisters went to Marlborough - Dorothy, Margaret, David & me Pat JENNINGS). I left at the end of the 2nd year & moved to Ward End. I used to go to TORTURE CLUB at Marlborough & was allowed to go swimming during school time as PE & swimming teachers thought I was good.
I lived at 215 Cherrywood Road until moving away in 1956. Dad bought me my first bike from Craig's, Mom used to send me with a bowl to Dick Waddams the butcher to get hot faggots and I think Hydes was the pork butcher further up on the opposite side. Near to Hydes was a cake shop, was it Braggs? The bakery was at the bottom of Green Lane near the library. I went to Marlborough Road infants and then to Little Green Lane school. I'm sure much has changed.
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I knew the Goughs from Prince Albert Street, Peter went to school with my brother John and Phillip is the same age as me. The two sisters who lived at the outdoor in Norwood Road were Angela and Paula Garrett. Paula was in my class at Bordesley Green Girls School. Does anyone remember the Beckett family from Victoria Street and the Turners from Whitehall Road?
Plenty of happy memories. We too used to dress our neighbour up as a guy fawkes but we were on the corner of Whitehall Road and Bordesley Green and we did really well with the amount of money we collected lol.