Trips to Walsall
Fred recalls “Some Brummies would go to Walsall on the bus, some had cars, but I used to go to [Aunty’s Bar] in Walsall in Tarantella Street, we’d catch the bus, which was absolutely packed of a weekend. They were purely pubs, drinking, no dancing, no music, which was wonderful, no singers, nothing. I used to go to the Wheatsheaf at Walsall, that was Hilda Bent’s, someone called Bent owned that, and his daughter was Lisa Williams, who won the Miss United Kingdom. That was great there, and we used to go to the George Hotel occasionally, and they had a piano player in there, playing easy listening music”.
Contributed by: Fred, 76