A short and sweet one reaches me from old pal of the blog Ian Broad, who at one time lived in the old, derelict bungalow that still (just) stands by the old access road to Shire Oak Quarry off the Lichfield Road at Sandhills – he sent in this great image of 1982 Shire Oak School leavers near the Royal (Middle) Oak pub on Shire Oak Hill.
Shire Oak 1982 Shire School leavers…
Outside the Royal Oak in Chester Road. We got thrown out!
I’m the one in Sheepskin jacket in July 😂
This is sure to bring back some memories – can you name anyone in this remarkable photo? The cut off denims. The trousers. You can feel the atmosphere.
Ian, of course, shared the history of the old bungalow at the driveway to Shire Oak Quarry, on the A461 near Sandhills, and has since elaborated on it in articles here and here, and also of the story of Tom’s Cabin, his father’s shop in Brownhills High Street.
Cheers to Ian for yet another lovely memory – if you can add anything to this image, or remember those heady days in 1982, please don’t hesitate to comment here or mail me – BorwnhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!