Don't we all. when I am planing my vegetable plot each year it is done with dad in my mind. I even still make every attempt to obtain 'Heritage seeds' of the varieties he used to grow..
Great photo's phil, I love No4 with the hundreds climbing, and down in the village I think is the old pub.
I wish it was still a tea room stitcher - wouldn't that be grand! Although the visitor centre (opposite where the fair used to be) has a nice cafe with a terrace that you can sit out on and look down onto the picnic/play area.Polly, when you have taken dozens of photo's for the forum, then fed the ducks, you can call into the Bilberry tea rooms.
Looking at the shape of the building and its position in the landscape I am pretty sure it was the Austin-Aero Ltd Aeroplane Factory building at Cofton Hackett, (where my father worked after leaving Kings Norton Grammar School in the 1930s) ... which was closed in the 1960s and finally demolished in the early 1990s and the land developed for housingI don't know what is in the background Paul but it looks a long way off to be the Austin but it wouldn' be Selly Oak and I can't think where esle it could be. As for the two men being Wardens, they certainly appear to be wearing some sort of uniform. These are all newspaper cuttings and I think they were originally an Old Brum Magazine or something similar.