Day 7.3: Albrighton – Jay Cool’s birthplace!

The Dacia takes us from Newport to my birthplace – Signal Lane, Albrighton. I, Jay Cool, was born just over the road from here – in Cosford’s RAF hospital. I look across the lane and can still see the old dark-wooden slats of the one-storey hospital, fronted by a field of waving corn and a…

To Everywhere – Wem, Shropshire, 1973

Wem, Shropshire & Cosford, Albrighton, Shropshire – May 1973 Ribbons Ribbons. Rainbow ribbons, swishing and swirling and swooping around above my head. I’m entranced. I’m standing on my nanna and grandad’s lawn at Single Lane, all safe and secure amidst the surrounding platoons of yellow daffodils and purple tulips, gazing up at loopy sky drawings; my…

To Everywhere – Albrighton, Wolves, 1978

Single Lane, Albrighton, Shropshire – May 1978 Egg Head One of my early memories of my Grandad is of a bald, shiny head with its back to me. A bald, shiny head sitting in a rather tatty, wooden framed armchair by the coal fire in the sitting room. I’d like to say it is a fond…