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Hello my name is Mrs Horse. I have lived in Kings Heath all my life. I am happy here and I love my house. Over the years I’ve seen many changes in this area.


When I was a child there were fields everywhere. In the field across the road from my house were horses. They were used to carry bread, milk and coal from place to place. How many horses are in the field?


The school fields used to be allotments. How many vegetables can you name?


There were pigsties there. That’s why the path by the school is called Piggy Lane.


My earliest memory is going to school and dressing up to act out a play for the Queen’s Coronation. We had a big street party!


For my pocket money I had sixpence a week. For a sixpenny piece I could catch the bus, go to the cinema, buy some sweets and catch the bus back home.


My children came to Allens Croft Primary School. Back then it was called Pineapple School. We used to have sports days on the field and my children would win rosettes. I’ve still got them.


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Creativity programme: Patricia Thom

Design & Illustration by Year 4 pupils in collaboration with Ian Richards & John Eddy at Heavy Object.


The Life Of Mrs Horse