Lightwood & Sons Ltd, Price Street, Gun Quarter Birmingham
This company goes back to 1885, manufactured and sold everything you could imagine for reloading, loading and shooting guns of all kinds. shotguns, air rifles, cleaning kits, cartridge reloaders, belts, gun cases, shotgun covers, holsters, dog collars, skeet traps, decoy calls, shooting clothing (including rain suits, waterproof coats, headgear, gloves, and mittens). Including, coasters, dishes, Jewellery, plates, and tankards.
Copies of these two Sporting Catalogues 54 pages offered the customer anything relating to enjoyment of sporting from shooting to fishing. Sporting equipment including surprisingly to collectable china plates, mugs etc.
For anything for folk who enjoys outdoor sports and equipment
My painting was inspired by photos taken in 1960 by Phyllis Nicklin, I just loved the old cars along with the architecture of the buildings been some changes to this street since Phyllis came down this street, the business is now closed including parts of the business premises have been demolished.
Title of my painting “Sight & Sound” comes from Birmingham band which were playing in the area when Phyllis took her photos, I wonder if she heard Tony Collinge one of the band members played in Digbeth at the Adam & Eve
Sight and Sound - Little Jacky Monday record in 1968 hey watch and listen to the sounds of the band on YouTube.
Sight and Sound list of band members
Mike Sheridan vocal
Rick Price vocal, guitar
Joe Valantine drums
Neville Chamberlain guitar, vocal
Michael (Kelly) Groucutt bass guitar, vocal
Pete Smith lead vocal
Tom Long guitar, vocal
Tony Collinge guitar
Bob Doyle bass guitar, vocal