Thanks Jonob, very helpful. Just so everyone's clear you're referring to post #117 of the photo showing the premises of "Walkers". Viv.
What wonderful photos of Dixon Road, I was there between 1953/54 & 1960, such great memories!Hi Michaela,
Welcome to you, I hope these are what you are looking for, the two black & white photos are St Annes School Alcester Street, which I suppose could be considered Digbeth or do you mean the school on Trinity Terrace Camp Hill. If you do I've also included an image of that. The two colour photos (4 & 5) are of the school in Dixon Rd
I lived just down from there from 1967 to 1972 in a flat above a shoe shop next door to the Gondola Milk bar. My Mom worked in the Gondola for a while and I had free access to the juke box, which made me very popular with my mates as music was our main interest. It was a spacious flat and it was great to watch life on the Coventry Road going by from our front windows. We were close to Small Heath Park where I spent a lot of time being chased by the Parky who didn't like us playing football on the grass. I bet there is no Park Keeper employed in Small Heath Park today!
Thanks for this Phil. I have seen this picture on the site and saved it somewhere but haven't been able to find it. We lived above the John Britton shoe shop. There was a record shop just beside the vehicle entry a couple of shops down from the Gondola. I bought my very first LP there in June 1967- The Beatles Sgt Pepper. I still have it in pretty good nick. My wife has said that she will play
Hello, sorry I've only just seen your post. I don't remember the teacher's names. I only remember another student, Olive Horn as her mom looked after me after school and used to cook lovely dinners & puddings, if I remember right I would go there for lunch too. It was the junior school then, during the 50's. I will ask my sister if she knew a Margaret Bromley, as I was the youngest of 4 children, who had to look after me too as both mom & dad worked, and if I was hanging about with them and their friends, had to stay at home on my own.Do you remember teachers Miss Hobday,Miss Hughes and Miss Robinson at Somerville Road school Pat? The head was Mr Cooper during my time.
Christine Clarke took me home on my first day in juniors. I believe that her friend Margaret Bromley lived in Palace Road though I may be mistaken.
My mother (Dorothy Goldsby born 1905) said she worked at that drapery shop on the corner of Charles Road. It was a similar shop well into the 1950's. She then went to work in the Yardage Department of Lewis's, left there in the mid 30's but returned for a few years just after the war.