I’ve had an incredible response to the photos I posted yesterday of Taylors Cafe just before demolition, generously sent in by Andy Wood.
Andy sent another picture yesterday, which he’d found in his collection, and had this to say:
Just found another photo from Taylors cafe.
The People in the picture are Megan, Floss Dickinson, Barry Taylor and June Davies. Sorry don’t know Megan’s Surname. Also Floss and June have both sadly passed away.
Thanks for placing the other photos on your blog its nice to know a tiny little bit of of Brownhills History has been recorded by you for the future generations to see and not lost forever. I live in Pelsall Road nearly opposite to where Taylors cafe was Its funny even now after its been demolished all these years its still a landmark.
I recently phoned a builder told him where I lived and he said where is that in relationship to where Taylors cafe used to be. Funny old thing local history even when its turned to dust its still there really.
All the best and thanks again
Nigel Griffiths also wrote in:
Just a quick note to add to your information on Taylor’s cafe
The owner was Barry Taylor and his wife (sorry can’t recall her name) Barry was a very keen motorcyclist in his spare time and a regular member of Walsall Wood Motorcycle club. I lost contact with Barry around 1989. He had a wicked wit and sense of humour and I recall him as an all around top bloke!
Hope this helps to start others memories
This is all wonderful social history, and exactly why I keep the blog. Thanks to both Nigel and Andy for wonderful contributions. I can still taste the bacon…
Have any memories or anything further to add? Please do comment or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.