I am a very young going on 70 year old ex Watling Street boy. I started life by being born in Coronation Road, High Heath, Just happened to be there because of the war, mum was supposed to be going to Sussex but had to stay at Aunty Anne’s as the trains were stopped for air raids.
We lived in Pear Tree Lane, Brownhills West, By the North shore of Norton Pool, (Chasewater) in 1955 we moved to Garden City (The Avenues) by Ogley Co-op. I went to Brownhills Central Boys. I had Asian Flu in 1957 and in the early part of 1958 spent a few months at a Childrens Hospital in Marlboro Wiltshire.
Upon Leaving School, i went to work at Brownhills Motor Sales! i learnt a great deal about working hard but also if you worked for Ralph then you also had the chance to play hard. I started the blog after Brownhills Bob encouraged me to, I had intended to do one for some time, but never got around to it. There are a lot of things that I cannot do on the blog, like adding video, or (I think it’s called tagging back)
The original idea was, that i had not found anything about my ancesters, our youngest son Martyn passed away, and I thought that I had to put down somewhere about the life of the family in some guise, I will however be publishing other material, going wherever the search sends me. I may start at something Like Duple or Duplex and end up as present looking at Goy motors, as that is where the original post led to after going to do a short piece about Duple’s rivals, but found out that there is so much information about everything. I hope to make it interesting, but may not always.