David Evans has been busy of late putting together a lot of articles in the background while I’ve been busy – and he’s turning up some gems, like this set of five photos kindly offered by Derek Blakemore of birthday parties on Shire Oak Hill in the 1950s.
I believe all were taken at a house on Lichfield Road Shire Oak, but I could well be mistaken.
Do you recognise any of these children or adults? Many of them must surely still be local.
There are fantastic images here that show a community and kids having fun. It’s a wonderful set.
My thanks to Derek Blakemore for generously sharing these images – scanned beautifully, I must say – and to David for all the tireless work he puts in to the blog for slim reward, I must say!
If you recognise anyone, can remember whose birthdays these were, or have anything else at all to add, please feel free to contact me: Comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com or tug my coat on social media.