Christmas in Castle Bromwich has always been magical. It has been on Santa’s radar for very many years, believe me! I was born and grew up in Castle Bromwich, a suburb 5 miles out of the centre of Birmingham attending the local Junior and Infants schools there. My parents, Gerald and Doris Hall had moved there after the war in the late 1940’s.
By 1952 they had established Hall’s Garden Supplies in the centre of Castle Bromwich and by the time I came along in 1955 they had 2 daughters, Susan and Mary.