I have done a couple of posts and a thread but not introduced myself yet so here goes.
I was born in Bromsgrove and raised in Hunt End, Redditch.
Went to Crabbs Cross infants and junior.
Then on to Ridgeway Comp in Astwood Bank.
I moved to Studley aged 13 and finished my school education at Studley high.
I was 50 on the 20th of January so I'll leave you to work out the dates if you want to.
I lived in Redditch on the Woodrow estate, my flat is no longer there, was a Hell hole anyhow and best off flattened.
Moved to Thurmaston Leicester in '82 to find work after the 3 day weeks of the early 80's.
Worked up until December 2000 and had to pack it in due to cancer.
I'm ok now but let disabled and can't eat.
Some dieting aid that is eh?
Anyhow I get by.
Now my reason for joining this site is because I didn't know this type of thing was such an interest.
I joined a URBEX site but the seem to radical for an old bloke like me and were VERY clicky, couldn't even post a hello with out it being mod approved.
Anyhow getting on.
The last real job I had was at the LRI, I was a sparky there and seen the old building of the asylum knocked down and the new hospital built in it's place.
It saddens me that I have no record only in my mind of what the place was like.
It's sites like this that bring back those memories and feelings I have lost.
I will be out there camera in hand to try and record things people take for granted so our future heritage fans can share.
Just a question I have though.....................
How far out do you class as the Midlands?
Thanks for reading my intro.