Anyone remember Charlie Harrison?


Woodbine – probably better known as honeysuckle these days – seems to have occupied a place in the national psyche for a few years. It seems a very popular house name.


Here’s a quick but important one that Jayne Howarth, fellow blogger for Pelsall passed on to me a couple of days ago, and wondered if any readers could help.

Jayne wrote:

Can anyone help Pam Smith?

She has emailed with the following:

My name is Pam Smith . I live in Australia and I am trying to locate some information or a picture of Charlie Harrison who was born in Walsall.

The only information I have is that he lived in Woodbine Terrace, Brownhills. He had a sister Clarice. He was in the army as a dispatch rider. He was my Mum’s father.

We came from Oxford and emigrated to Australia back in 1970. Mum never knew her father and is now in her 80s and would really like to know more about him now. If anyone has anything it would be much appreciated.

It’s as simple as that. I think there was more than one Woodbine Terrace in Brownhills, but any information anyone can glean would be most welcome – and I know you lot like a challenge.

Comment here, or mail me please: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Thanks.

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7 Responses to Anyone remember Charlie Harrison?

  1. aerreg says:

    woodbine terrace chester road brownhills was the home of the harrison clarice was my late wifes cousan mrs harrison the mom was sister to my father in law ted hay ward we lived at 39 chester roa
    d north and it was part of our day to visit aunty clarice the daghter clarice took over the little shop at the end of woodbine terrace next door to the family home it was previosly mr mrs peebody clarice and charley then moved down pelsall road brownhills to open the very popular transport cafe there were sveral more members of the harrison family in brownhills and up the fort now known as castle street sorry i have no update of their whereabout as i have said i have lost brenda and we moved to heath haye sum 50 od years ago hope i have been of s9me help you have revivrd memouries for me aer reg

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  3. aerreg says:

    corection to my last memo re harrison there were two harrison sisters clarice and lilian it was lilian who ran the shop and cafe sorry if i have misquoted but 84 you can forgiveme aer reg

  4. Pam says:

    Thank you for all this information. With information I have already found this is great. In reading through Bobs blog I have been able to get so much information. Taylor’s cafe I believe is the cafe you refer to.Lillian did marry a Taylor. It is nice to put an identity to Charlie and his family.

    • Hey Pam

      Glad you found that – was just about to mail Jayne at Common People!

      glad it’s been of help

      Anything else, just shout up


      • Pam says:

        Thanks again .this blog and its contributors have been very helpful. I was wondering if you know if Taylor’s cafe is still going and perhaps if it is still in the family. I have found a couple of posts that it was well liked and a great transport cafe. Then I have seen a listing that 53 Pelsall road as a cafe. Wondering if it may have moved ?

  5. Pam says:

    Sorry just re read that it was knocked down some time ago.

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