Sparkbrook Ward

David and Valerie Cross

David and Valerie Cross were married by David’s brother, Father Neville Cross at St Agatha’s Church, Sparkbrook in 1969.

David was a police officer for the Hall Green and Stratford Road area from the 1960s onwards until he retired. He tells stories from his working life as a police officer and describes the Stratford Road area.
Valerie talks about bringing up their family and her involvement with the local church.

David talks about a World War 2 incendiary bomb that was found in a loft (part 1 and 2)

David talks about rounding up a flock of sheep

Valerie talks about how fewer children came to her local church than they did in the 1980’s


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