A Pocket with a Hole : A Birmingham Childhood of the 1940s and 1950s Paperback
Brenda Bullock, brought up on a council housing estate in Sheldon, holds up a mirror to Birmingham in the 1940s and 1950s: she tells of the games played then in the streets: hopscotch, queenie, marbles, skipping, roller skating.
She takes us back to school life during and after the war, to what it was like to be sick before the advent of the NHS and antibiotics; the struggle to make ends meet and find enough food to put on the table; the pawn shop, hiding from the rentman - all the experiences shared by so many children of the '40s and '50s, all illustrated by line drawings of the old Birmingham landmarks by architect, Matthew Bullock.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, 20 photos and drawings
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- Publication Date: 01/01/2006
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781858582931