Hope you’re ok.
As promised please find attached a photograph of the shop showing my Dad Tom Starbuck and Grandpa Reg Starbuck. I think it was taken around 1961. Pictures of this end of the High Street (around Pier/Bricklin Street) seem to be few and far between.
I’m especially enjoying the history part of your blog. Been tracing my own family tree and got back to 1755, Barlastone, Leics.
You guys are amazing. Last week, I didn’t know that Starbuck Butchers existed, then Dominic enquired asking after a photo of the shop. A few days later, the grapevine rumbles and Richard Starbuck comes up with a picture as requested, and a whole new record of a piece of Brownhills social history.
This is why I do this, thanks to everyone involved, particularly to Richard, who’s done stirling service for both his family and the community.
I will endeavour to cover more social history – I understand just how many of you love it. The biggest problem I have with the local history stuff is that it can take ages to prepare even the smallest post due to the reading and study involved, and time has been in quite short supply recently. Those posts are absolutely the most rewarding, however, and I will try harder.
If you have any queries, ideas or corrections, please don’t hesistate to drop me a line: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.