Remember them well, thanks, George. I also remember the bike shop that was there before them - Woods. Australians, I believe.
I can still visualise the wall tiling at Gally Chipship. Unless my memory is playing tricks it was a similar vessel as the one on the half-penny (old) piece. Lovely chips as well.
Fishmongers was Sault if I remember correctly and they also ran the chipshop. Was also a shop along there that sold dinky toys. There was an opening half-way up and there was a West Indian Barber (could been another nationality i was young and fascinated by him) who was a very pleasant and friendly gentleman. Of course it upset Roberts Barbers on my road me being sent there by my step dad
No sorry I cannot remember the telegraph pole, but I was very busy at that time
ha' we lived in the silver court maisonettes over the then, pet shop in the mid 80's.
great pic once again !!
It's a technique you develop after years of trying to decipher old aerial photos. Cars, demolished buildings and whether or not folk are parked at factories all help you work out when an image was taken.
It really is a fantastic, and very valuable photo. Thank you so much for sharing this, and all your other wonderful images.
I did a post for you this lunchtime
Hello Brownhills George. This one took a while to sink in, its taken from Clayhanger Bridge, and the men are working on the overflow, i believe!
its amazing how much its changed. Thanks for the photo.
Hi folks, scratch that - the cycling permit has been abolished now.
In favour of the more sensible Greenway Code, drawn up with the London Cycling Campaign.
weird looking at it like that!