Anthony, I too went to Station Road Junior and Senior School and attended St. John's Church till I left in 1957 aged 18. Wonder if our paths ever crossed. I lived directly opposite the Royalty. Just lifted the curtain and saw what was on. My favourite cinema was the old Harborne in Serpentine Road. I practically lived there. Often wished I'd taken some photo's, but I never imagined it would close. Then it was too late. Harborne was a great place to live and my memories are fond ones. Went back a few years and was amazed at the changes, but then, nothing stands still. People laugh when I tell them about the room in Lewis's with monkeys and parrots and Henry's store that always smelled of gas. I came across the Brumagem (that doesn't look right) magazine. It looks worth investigating.