Sutton Coldfield In The Fifties (Part 1 - The Early Fifties)
- Price: £12.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858582290
- Availability: In Stock
The second book in the series covering
1930s to 1960 includes stories and photographs not previously published from
Suttonians and temporary residents. In addition the Author recounts life in the
town, railway employment and some humorous encounters with a Sergeant Major,
though not funny at the time!
Subjects that appear in the five years
include: Public misuse of the N.H.S., Local funding of the B.R.M., Festival of
Britain events, Riland-Bedford School not ready, Farm mechanisation, first
public square dance, 500+ families on the Falcon Lodge Estate, the death of
King George VI, and subsequent Coronation planning and a selection of Sutton
and district 1953 Coronation Celebrations, R.A.F. life at 216 M.U. and a
Reddicap Hill fatality.
The Sutton Coldfield News accurately
predicted Sutton Park would be the World Scout Jamboree venue in 1957, Sutton
needed a crematorium, Trow family ice cream secrets, Blackroot Timber Mill,
unavoidable predicted damage of Sutton Park from the Jamboree.
Sutton Coldfield’s January 1955 rail crash, with seventeen fatalities remains in the memories of many people in the 21st century. There was an infant school too full, Mere Green prejudice, death of a well known medic, Falcon Lodge Community Hall opened, and post-rail crash hardship.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||black & white|