True to my word, I’m making a bit of a weekly feature of old pictures. This week I’ve got three lost shops, and a group shot of a youth club. If you have any you’d like to share – no matter how trivial you think they are – please contact me at BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.
A wider angle of Cunnington's store, featured here a couple of weeks ago. Reader Howmuch was quite right, Corn's chip shop was next door. I love the dog, left of shot, and note the buildings in Clayhanger Road are still extant today. From 'Memories of Brownhills Past' by Clarice Mayo & Geoff Harrington.
original post featuring Cunningtons here, and read what reader [Howmuch?] had to say here.
I think most of us of a certain age remember Joe's in Brownhills High Street - not as the book says, a cafe, but a sweet shop and tobacconist. They had a fantastic range of ice cream in exotic flavours, and they sold fireworks around bonfire night. Lote's, of course, was the rather dark jewellery shop, and just out of shot, next door, was I believe the Ash & Nephew off-license. From 'Around Pelsall & Brownhills' by David F. Vodden.
I remember this store, but not terribly well. I think it was near the Central Cafe in High Street. I'd say this was sometime in the eighties, as the phone number starts 37… but £12.50 for a bed seems rather cheap. From 'Around Pelsall & Brownhills' by David F. Vodden.
This is an interesting shot. Were you one of these fifties Memorial Hall youth club kids? Some great suits & dresses, combined with some classic period hairstyles. That guy in the foreground with the glasses has on wicked beard. From 'Around Pelsall & Brownhills' by David F. Vodden.