READING in The Bugle (July 10 edition) about St Hilda's Church trying to trace the families of the World War One fallen, reminded me of my childhood in the 1950's.
I used to live in Sydney Road, which was not far from what we used to call the Mission in Rathbone Road.
A lot of the children around my age in the area used to attend Sunday School there.
If I remember it was run by two sisters named Miss Mason, and they lived in a house opposite the Mission in Rathbone Road.
They also brought the parish magazine around to the houses.
I also remember if you attended Sunday School regularly, and had your attendance card marked, you were allowed to go on the day trip to the seaside.
I also remember that by the side of the Mission was rough land which had wooden garages there, and was also a dumping ground for old cars. That of course was before they built the flats on the land.
I wonder how many people still remember the Mission, the Sunday school and the two Miss Masons.
Although I now live in Bradley, Bilston, my memories are still in and around Warley Woods, Lightwoods park and that area where I had my childhood.
And also my sister got married at St Hilda's Church by Warley Woods on June 13, 1953.
14 Jordan Place,
Bilston, WV1 8PE.