Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Memories of Lightwoods Park
Julie Walters used to live at no 69 Bishopton Road and used to look down her road to Lightwoods Park.
In her brillant and very funny autobiography she writes about all the fun and games she used to have living in Bearwood and how she used to sneak into Lightwoods Park without her mum's permission. She remembers how once a year the fairground used to come to the park and how you could buy a cup of tea and a slice of cake from Lightwoods House.
When Julie was growing up she noticed the demise of the park and the house and I think like the rest of us she would have found how the area had managed by Birmingham City Council really upsetting. Thank goodness though for the work that is now being carried out and that the park now has a future.
If you are interested in Lightwoods Park and would like to be involved in its redevelopement the next meeting is tomorrow night at St Mary's Church on the High Street from 7pm. It would be lovely to see you there.