Here’s a little bit of Brownhills social history for a Friday – and something that gets mentioned an awful lot, but there is scant record of.
Malcolm’s Mobile Shop making it’s way up Occupation Road past the foot of Shire Oak School field on a very snowy day – possibly in the the late 1970s or early 1980s – a wonderful image supplied by Dorothy Ruddock, via David Evans.
We all remember Malcolm and his big, green mobile shop – there were several incarnations in different vehicles, many of us recall the van driving around the estates of the area, pulling up and locals popping in for fruit, veg groceries or sweets.
I fondly remember buying a pomegranate for 2p from Malcom one warm summer evening, and sitting in the garden, eating it with a pin.
I don’t know anything about Malcolm, if he was local or what became of him – anything you remember would be welcome.
Malcolm, of course, wasn’t the only mobile van we bought from – there were the chip vans ringing their handbells and regular ice cream vans.
What do you remember? Comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
Cheers to Dorothy and David for sharing a wonderful bit of Brownhills history.