MaggieH

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    • #5314
      MaggieH
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      ps – Fascinated to see that a corner of Bishop Street is showing on your map, Billy. My mum grew up in Bishop Street, but it had gone by the time I was old enough to take notice.

    • #5310
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      Yes, they were still there then.  I am not sure when Len passed away (my mum moved to the west country in the late sixties) but Vera was still there quite recently. I last visited her in about 1990, but have continued exchanging Christmas cards, and receiving one too, up until about two years ago – so either she was still living there or was getting her mail forwarded, as I don’t have another address.

    • #5308
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      I remember Merridale Street well – although it was in fact the part known as Merridale Street West. So probably not the section you particularly refer to.  My auntie Vera lived at 137. In fact she was not an actual relation, but a good friend of my mum. Vera and Len Morrell. 137 was a few houses up from the Owen Road end of Merridale st West.  We were in touch until a couple of Christmasses ago.

    • #5120
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      Hello Billy – interesting topic. St Luke’s junior school certainly still had use of a sports field off Upper Villiers Street in the nineteen-fifties.  It was accessed along a narrow side road a short way uphill from the gate of the Sunbeam works.  I have an idea the side road may have been only partly made-up.  I attended the school between ’55 and ’59 and we used to walk up the hill for games on this field – possibly a remnant of a larger one. I also remember sports days,  with coloured bands of tape to show our team or ‘house’, never being quite fast enough to be in the first three, and tripping over in giggles in the three-legged race.

    • #5043
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      It looks to me as though the plate on the right of the doorway reads –

      Prudential Buildings no 4.

      I remember the names Preedies and Bewlay.
      Another name comes to mind too, and I don’t know why. The name Rankin Wright.
      I don’t even remember for sure what kind of establishment this was. Anyone give me a clue as to why I’m remembering it??

    • #5033
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      My mum worked at Craddock’s offices in Powlett street in the mid-sixties.
      Does anyone remember the murder that took place in the office building in about 1963?
      I’m not sure of the detail, but I think one of the staff was stabbed by her ex-partner.

    • #5011
      MaggieH
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      This view rings a bell, Billy.

      Whether it’s a clear ring, or whether it’s cracked – I wonder.

      Is one of the streets Powlett Street? (the one on the left of the photo).

    • #4819
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      We’re not anywhere near Chapel Ash, are we, Billy? I don’t recognise the gate, but the building in the background reminds me of some I used to pass on my way to school, around the top of Tettenhall Rd / Compton Rd.

    • #4754
      MaggieH
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      Hello Billy, Merry Christmas to you and to all Lost Wolves members.

      The names Blakemore and Jewkes seem familiar.  Bit before my time, though!

    • #4668
      MaggieH
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      No problem, Billy – I did say I was probably barking up the wrong tree!  Having grown up in the south of the Borough, I was never very familiar with the North bit of town. Plus I’ve not lived there since the mid-sixties. As you say, it’s all a bit of fun.

    • #4646
      MaggieH
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      Well, I grew up near a Fowler Street, and there were playing fields just off to one side, up the hill from Villiers works. In fact they were, if I remember correctly, known as Villiers fields when I was at school there, and the local junior school (St Luke’s) used them as their playing field.  Probably barking up the wrong tree. Am trying to think what the nearest pub would have been – the one in Cross Street?

    • #4641
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      Nice one, Billy – I’d never have thought of Rupert! although, yes, I did have several of his Annuals – probably from around the early to mid fifties. Smart little tyke, wasn’t he!

       

    • #4623
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      Well, Billy, I was thinking of the Dook, but I think his birthday is in the summer, so I guess it can’t be him.

    • #4513
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      Quaint shop on the corner – could this be Lindy Lou?

    • #4504
      MaggieH
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      Ah – kudos to Bob. My mum and dad would have remembered that – they had a season ticket at Molyneux (under the clock) for years.

    • #4484
      MaggieH
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      Hmm – weeeeell … I think the clues must be 1) the reference to the Cup Final, and 2) the 66 years.  I have no idea when Wolves the club was founded.  But is this the year that I stood with the crowds by the old Queen’s ballroom on the corner of Queen square, and cheered the homecoming victors?  If so, could it have been 1961?  On the other hand, if  it’s another Cup Final that’s mentioned – I’m way off beam!

    • #4480
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      Hello Billy!  I am pretty sure I can remember an event referred to in your ad. However, I can only remember the approximate year (= roughly how old I was when I went with my mum to  dumdidumdidoo…)  So I won’t spoil it for others who might have a more precise idea.

    • #4312
      MaggieH
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      Pmr 137 – I’m not sure. I didn’t know a brother, but it’s quite possible. Susan would have been born around 1948: I remember her as rather pretty with dark curly hair. I seem to think she had freckles too. Not much help, though, I’m afraid!

    • #4286
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      Yay – I knew Hawthorne Road. A couple of friends from junior school lived in or very near there – their names were Susan Swann and Mary Clements. I lived about five minutes walk from there.

    • #4283
      MaggieH
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      I definitely remember riding on the big wheel in about 1957 or 8, and I remember it as being in the second block away from Worcester Street. I hope that makes sense – I’m not sure where car parks and market buildings are these days!  It would have been bounded by (I think) School Street, Great Brickkiln Street, and Salop Street, to name three of the sides. The 26 bus travelled along ?School Street, I think, on its journey through to Penn Road. At the same time, I have a hunch that I also remember the Fair, or part of it, located in the block nearer to Worcester Street, by the bike shop. Did it spread across the road?

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