I ONCE more enjoyed Reg Aston's photos of Bilston 2009 in The Bugle (June 26 edition).
I came back to Bradley, Bilston, in 1969, having left as a child in early 193 9.
The shops I knew, where I grew up, were very varied.
There was Genner's Drapery, Barnfield's Drapery, Post Office and Hadley's Fish Shop where the fish was wrapped in greaseproof and newspaper.
There was a Pawn Shop, where I had to fetch balls of whitening and blocks of salt. Also Jack Turner's Butchers, which had a slaughter house at the back.
On the corner of Parkes Lane was Moon's grocery shop, and on the corner was the 'Tilted Barrel' still there in 2014.
But it never seemed tilted to me and I passed it regularly.
In the High Street was the Jolly Collier, but there is a shop that is very vague to me.
I think it was 'Laws' where they sold something like an accumulator for radios. I know they were heavy.
Maybe someone from Princes End may enlighten me about this..
Then there was Hillman's fruit and veg shop in Union Street and there was a shop alongside the park in Union Street where the owner made black toffee.
There was also Gregory's Butchers on the corner of Union Street.
39 Lane Street,