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Lickey Hills

Edifi

master brummie
We used to travel from Kitts Green to the Lickeys for the day.Getting home about 8-9 clock at night tired but happy on a bank holiday in the early 50s.Didnt we have to queue a long time for the trams in town.
 

rosie

brummie
My Aunt lived in a road at the far end of the "Leach Green" as she called it. Sometimes my Mother used to go the extra bus stop to the terminus and we could play on the "Penny Falls" in the arcade for a little while, that was a big treat in those days!!!
rosie.
 

paul stacey

master brummie
I first visited the Lickeys as child of 5 or 6, went with dad and Mr Long in his Austin 7, smelling of leather and petrol, I thought it grand, later every Sunday dad would take me to the Sunday Foot ball meets, on the park over looking the tram terminus. We visited Mr Wigen, who kept the pigeons and ate his home made ice cream, walked up to the fun fair, up the steep log steps, and later, when a youth would catch the bus with my latest love to court in the woods, or sit in the fields at the wood edge in the sun, happy, memories of a golden time when money was't everything, but kindness and happiness was. Paul
 

ellbrown

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It's quite a long walk from the National Express West Midlands bus stop near Cofton Hackett to the Lickey Hills. Even a long walk from Barnt Green Station to the Visitor Centre. No buses go anywhere close to the car park now. Used to be the 98 on Lickey Road, but that route doesn't exist any more.
 

Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
Fletcher's Copper Coin owned by Jim Flecher's sadly no longer with us you can see the where the sign was on the right.
Now owned by Joe Fletcher Jim's son and my best and long time friend.
You can now understand where the name for the bar comes from.
The arcade was modeled after a Las Vegas style casino with nice carpet and ash trays with the copper coin logo, back in the day they served one of the best burgers around Joe's gran ran the snack bar and had a apartment upstairs.
Spent many a night there next to the apartment was a workshop and Joe and I restored a sit up and beg Ford Pop in there.
Just a little more I once saw Jim Fletcher assemble a fruit machine(one armed bandit) blind folded.
 

Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
My Aunt lived in a road at the far end of the "Leach Green" as she called it. Sometimes my Mother used to go the extra bus stop to the terminus and we could play on the "Penny Falls" in the arcade for a little while, that was a big treat in those days!!!
rosie.
The arcade was called Fletcher's and the one down towards the island was owned and run by the smart family when I left the UK my friend Sam Smart owned and ran the arcade.
 

Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
I first visited the Lickeys as child of 5 or 6, went with dad and Mr Long in his Austin 7, smelling of leather and petrol, I thought it grand, later every Sunday dad would take me to the Sunday Foot ball meets, on the park over looking the tram terminus. We visited Mr Wigen, who kept the pigeons and ate his home made ice cream, walked up to the fun fair, up the steep log steps, and later, when a youth would catch the bus with my latest love to court in the woods, or sit in the fields at the wood edge in the sun, happy, memories of a golden time when money was't everything, but kindness and happiness was. Paul
The park is called Coften Park spent many a afternoon in the summer there when I was young there was a entrance at the end of my street, Birmingham City has a nursery there for growing plants for the islands and such.
Sadly the little fun fair fell out of favor and by the mid 70's it was still there but no longer in operation owned and run by the smart family.
To get there you would take a path just at the base of Rose Hill right before the golf course entrance and yes it climbed up hill with logs to stop erosion on the path.
That same area had a club there also but to get there by car you had to go to the top of Rose Hill and turn left and left again and drive down a dirt road.
 

Lloyd

master brummie
That same area had a club there also but to get there by car you had to go to the top of Rose Hill and turn left and left again and drive down a dirt road.
The Lickey Hills visitor centre is there now, Warren Lane as you say left just before the church then left again. A great place to take the kids or grandkids.
 
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