I just discovered these videos about Bearwood on good old You Tube. The videos are from 2010 when Jak Collier produced the documentary for his college work and they’re just brillant. Thanks Jak!
Jak tells us about old Bearwood and brings us right up to date (well 2010 anyway!). His conversation with local historian David Yates is just fascinating. I would love to know where he got all the black and white photos from.
Obviously when the documentary was made, the changes to Lightwoods Park were still in the pipeline and it just show how much the park has moved on in a really short amount of time.
Did you know that Bearwood had a Cinema King, trams used to go up and down Bearwood High Street and Bearwood had different licensing laws? I know I didn’t!
Jak had to put the videos on youtube as 4 different parts so please watch all of it –it’s definitely worth it.