RE the letter from Mr F. Williams of Pattingham, Wolverhampton, and his cycle business on the Birmingham New Road in The Bugle (March 27 edition). My late brother Joseph R. Perkins called a few times for puncture outfits, brake cables and brake blocks on his way from work at John Thompson's, Ettingshall. It was a very handy little shop for most people in the area.
Most used bikes to and from work - more bikes than cars then.
The Dock Meadow Drive mentioned by Mr. Williams at the bottom of the drive. There was a coal yard where one of my brother's mates worked with his father, I believe a Mr Leonard Malpass. Going past the Coseley Standard Buildings Company, the other bike shop was Mr. Jack Nicholls, Clifton Street, Hursthill.
Nice to know Mr Williams is still with us and I hope he is in good health. Kind regards to him and his family and also kind regards to all at the Black Country Bugle.
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