March 2nd - I think I might be the only unconnected person to ever remember this. In the early 90s, there was a Birmingham musician, composer and singer called Lou Dalgleish. She used to play regularly in a city centre pizza restaurant, and was a regular performer at Ronnie Scotts. She had a couple of albums out, and now tours with a an Elvis Costello tribute show. I still enjoy her solo work immensely, although she seems to have stopped recording her own work.
One of the earliest tracks of hers available - now long since deleted - was called Beech Dene Grove, and is about the street in Erdington in which she grew up. it’s a lovely thing I think most of us can relate to.
You can listen to the track using the player at the top of this post.
Yesterday, after I left the Erdington bike jumble, I cycled past Beech Dene Grove, and thought of Lou.