Cutting The First Sod!

I have found this old photo out. It shows me digging what used to be described as the “First Sod” on what was then the Ashmore Park Youth Club. I had campaigned for the West Midlands County Council to build an extension to the Youth Club using the County Council Task Force which they did…it was about 1983 I think.

It is certainly a youthful picture. I can see former Police Constable Brian Tew in the back ground whilst the photographer lined up the shot!

I remember it well and we had a few days of real rain..the site was very wet and muddy!


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more