I also lived on the Frythe estate, up the "top end". I remember Wilsons Farm (Worcester apples), Jempsons farm (gooseberries), the Pest House, occupied for sometime by quite a famous German writer I think,, the "Long wood" the "Short Wood", the "Six Trees" - a popular gathering place. There were "Skiffle gigs" (or was it just the one) in a barn on Jempson's farm, probably close to where "Dobells" is today.
Every September time there was Hop picking at a farm off of Angley Road, adjacent to Angley Woods.Launching off of the bins, Tarzan style, to swing on bines to get them down was a favourite pastime plus free run of the woods.
They were good times; Wagon Wheels were definitely bigger and tastier, summers sunnier, days longer,we would go out in the mornings and often not return until tea and parents expected nothing less.Although "Rose tints" were probably rosier as well and memories can be very selective I think they were better times. I too remember Miss Day, the rent collector, can anyone envisage a middle aged woman being able to collect rents on a council estate of today?