Friday, 27 April 2012
I hope regular readers do not mind this diversion from Machins. If you do please say so! We will be getting back to Machins with the next post.
This a view that was very well known back in the old days. The pub on the left was named "The Barley Mow" and it was situated at the junction of Stratford Road and Lode Lane Solihull.
You will notice the lack of motorised transport, it must have been an idyllic spot before urbanisation and the invention of the petrol engine.
This Road is one that I have not travelled along for a long time, so I have no idea if the public house is still there, or as pubs tend to change over time if even has the same name.
I do hope so, for as a young man I have many fond memories of delivering milk for the Co-op in the area, I also remember sinking a few jars in the bar whilst my girl friend and I (at the time) travelled on my BSA motor cycle en rout to Henley in Arden. I feel a song coming on now! "Oh those were the days"