A Black Country Boy
- Price: £9.95
- Publisher: History Into Print
- ISBN: 9781858583051
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John Parker was born in the small district
of Toll End in the heart of the Black Country in 1921, the son of a clay miner
and grandson of a coal miner and a boatman.
For more than ten years he lived with his
parents and three sisters in a small back to back house at the side of Toll End
Canal. In 1931 the family moved to a new council house in Toll End and one year
later they moved to a small terraced house in Tame Road, Great Bridge which
became the family home for twenty two years.
He was educated for five years at Great
Bridge School and for a further five years at Wednesbury Boys High School. In
1936 at fifteen years of age he joined the nearby Horseley Bridge Company as an
Engineering Trainee, the beginning of a career in Engineering. Later he worked
for seven years at London Airport Heathrow, and after studying Geology at the
University of London he became an Engineering Geologist.
After forty years living and working in and around London, with his wife Dorothy and two children, David and Christine, he retired age sixty and moved with Dorothy to Stratford upon Avon.
|240mm x 170mm
|black & white