I used to live in Hockley on Dover Street but I believe from what my Aunt says that it is all gone now, I know that St. Chrysastums Church ( I don't know if that is spelt correctly)( St. Chrysostom) has gone and I remember Bates and Goodes right on the corner could it still be there? and the little sweetshop run by Miss Webb a funny little old dear and then there was Miles fish and chip shop (Park Road). I must tell you that since having found this web site I have remembered so much.
My Husband and I and our daughter have been back to England 3 times my Husband thinks its absolutely great and wants to know so much about everything. While looking at your pictures of the Winson Green area I was showing him the main entrance to the prison he couldn't imagine living that close to a prison I was very familiar with it because my Dad used to work for the Great Wester Railway very close to All Saint's Church and he used to make deliveries to the prison and sometimes I would travel with him on these journeys. Well I mustn't ramble on, I don't know if you knew Dorothy Marshall and remember Miss Hogarth a teacher from Handsworth New Road School.
by Rita and Ken Moor