Re: Plawsworth Square
I bumped into an old mate the other day, Geordie McCain and we got talking about the good old days.
We both lived in the now infamous Plawsworth Square, Pennywell, and the unfair reputation it had. All we could talk about was the great times we had growing up, all the games we used to play. We used to chalk off the roads and the walls to play football, cricket and tennis.
There was also the other games like kick the can, tidlyigo, we also had running races round the block, one was Glenn Foster who went on to represent England as a marathon runner, and how none of the kids from the square went on to be pro footballers was beyond us. Bobby Knoxhall, the famous comedian, and his family also lived in the square, along with many successful businessmen.
There was kids who came from other streets to join in it was that popular, one was Davey Lavender a posh kid from Hastings Hill, turns out he was from Ford Estate, and he always had his sailors outfit on. Plawsworth Square was very inclusive then and he was most welcome.
At 6pm like clockwork his mum used to pick him up and take him home.
I heard her say once you shouldn’t be playing with those kids, so I said is that because we are from Plawsworth Square, and she said with a smile no son, it’s because you kids are about 13 and he’s 27, how we all laughed.
I still see many from time to time all adults now and still good craic, especially Davey Lavender, he mightn’t have joined the navy, but he still wears the sailor suit.
Ex Plawsworth Square