High streets remembered at libraries
ALL this week there will be special displays of historic photographs at some Sandwell libraries.
Tying in with the Small Business Saturday initiative on December 1, Great Bridge, Central Library, Oldbury and Blackheath libraries are hosting special displays of pictures of old high street shops and businesses.
The Bugle’s good friend Robert Hazel has sent these two examples. The first picture dates from 1964 and shows the shops at the junction of Lower High Street and Bridge Street in Wednesbury, while the second is from the early 20th century and shows the Central Pharmacy at 23 Market Place, Great Bridge. The shop was then run by M.H. Griffith, who had taken over from James Albert Waterson.
Lower High Street and Bridge Street, Wednesbury, 1964
Griffith’s pharmacy in Great Bridge