I attended Barford Road School and I sang in the choir at Christ Church, Summerfield, not far away.The vicar at the time was Reverend Hinnett, if my memory serves me well.My best friends were John Hardy, Alan Smith, Christopher Jordan, we spent all our school holidays playing hide & seek in the Botanical Gardens, what a lovely place that is.
Her grandparents stayed in Marroway Street until her grandfather retired in 1939, having then to relinquish the tenancy of the tied house. 33 Clark Street is where Joe Harris, the coal man keep his horse and cart up the entry, I lived there till I was 14.
We moved from 33 Clark Street, to 2/54, I remember Grimleys when I was a lad; I also remember Wynns chip shop. Sheila Rushworth, nee Bromley - Ken Adams is the name whose father kept greyhounds, also you have mentioned Alan Hinton, both are on my school photo under Osler Street, 1953 class 2a, they went through infant's to seniors leaving in December 1955, with myself and both were mates, also John Hubbard was in my junior class, I lived in Freeth Street in those days, hope this helps.
We had lots of friends in the street, I remember the Cashmoore Family - Les, Hilda, Margaret, Susan and the twins, Roger & Tony.
We all used to go on holiday together to Cornwall, I remember them as a lovely family.
Certainly bombs fell to the rear, and across the road from that line of shops.
I sadly regret that I didn't take any photographs of the shop, or other small businesses at that time, as we were living nearby, in that area. I have so many happy memories of Ladywood, there was always something to do - usually mischief.
My Mom and Dad were Daisy and Mick Bromley, and I am Sheila.
Teachers I remember are, Miss Ray in the infants, Miss Wastell who died, when it was her birthday she bought us all a small Cadbury's caramel bar and when she died I remember we all lined the street while the funereal went past.
I only ever remember being served by one gentleman; he was of slim build, always neatly dressed in a smart suit, and very pleasant in manner.
Nothing was too much trouble for him in locating that obscure disc for his customers.
I must have been the most popular kid on the block.