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Looking north towards the city from the Pershore Road / Watford Road roundabout. On the corner of Watford Road is George Mason's shop. St Agnes Church is still present - it's now a supermarket. The newly-build Lloyds Bank building is present in the row of Victorian shops on the right.

1962. Looking north towards the city from the Pershore Road / Watford Road roundabout. On the corner of Watford Road is George Mason's shop. St Agnes Church is still present - it's now a supermarket. The newly-build Lloyds Bank building is present in the row of Victorian shops on the right.

September 1962: the construction of Pearks Supermarket on Watford Road (now a Spar). Next to Woolworths is Boots and George Bridge.

September 1962: the construction of Pearks Supermarket on Watford Road (now a Spar). Next to Woolworths is Boots and George Bridge.

September 1962: a different shot of the supermarket under construction, also showing the post office.

September 1962: a different shot of the supermarket under construction, also showing the post office.

The central building is the Fire Station. To its left, the shop features a neon sign saying, "Electricity Supply". To the left of that is a shop called, "Under the Clock" - for obvious reasons! Finally, on the far left is Malcolm's 'Hair Fashion Artists'. On the far right, the top of the spire of Kings Norton church can just about be seen.

The central building is the Fire Station. To its left, the shop features a neon sign saying, "Electricity Supply". To the left of that is a shop called, "Under the Clock" - for obvious reasons! Finally, on the far left is Malcolm's 'Hair Fashion Artists'. On the far right, the top of the spire of Kings Norton church can just about be seen.

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2 Responses to “1960s in colour”

  • David Twine:

    You have a picture of the Perks shop being built in 1962. I worked in that shop when it was a MAYPOLE supermarket in 1970-71, and in 1973 when it was a LIPTONS supermarket, very happy days.

  • Sally Bunn:

    There was a wool shop very near, if not next to, the Post Office, owned and run by the Miss Fryer and Miss Fryer, sisters, one of whom ran it long after her sister’s death.

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