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    Default Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    Here are some photo's I found in the loft taken in the 1980's. I am sure someone will know which two blocks these were.
    Last edited by Wendy; October 10th, 2011 at 13:35.
    Names interest; Jennings, Yates, Howell, McKnight, Parton, Stroud, Bratt, Baker, Caldecott, Zipfell, Hook, Marston, Norton.

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    I am sure they were the ones right by the town centre

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    I bet those cars needed a clean after the dust cloud reached them.I was on a hill just by the Centruriotn Pub that day videoing the event,had to make a hasty retreat when it reached us LOL

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    one of the flats was pendrall house, can't think of the names of the others

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    Yes I watched the demolition from the top floor of my 3 story town house in Conway Road, it was adjacent to the shopping centre, building on left (opposite bus) is C/W police station, road on the right is Chelmsley Road, nothing could be seen for some time afterwatds because of the dust. Photo must have been taken from top of multi-story car park. Eric

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    We watched from the shopping centre car park.

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    You are right one was Pendrell can't think of the other.
    Dr Pomeroy pushed the plunger to bring them down.
    He used to have the photos in his surgery.

    I watched from opposite, we lived in Conway road.(the flats were on the corner of Perch Avenue/Chelmsley road.
    When the dust cloud came we rushed home and shut the door to get away from it,unfortunately left the bedroom windows open and we could smell dust for days.

    It was 1987.
    I started off with nothing and I still have most of it left.

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    Alberta i thought the local paper The Chelmsley Wood News ran a compotision to find a winner to push the "button", and it was won by the landlord of the Centurion, Gerry something or other.

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    Sorry the year is incorrect.
    2 events happened in our family one late 1988 ,the other early 1889.
    The photos of these 2 events were on the same roll of film as the demolition and the photography developers lost the film,just great.
    So it is either 88/89

    Dr Pomeroy had the photo in his office and I don't know of any other Chelmsley flats that were 'blown up'
    I started off with nothing and I still have most of it left.

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    Perhaps they pused one button each.

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    I think there have been others, I believe the council wish to remove as many tower blocks as possible from Chelmsley Wood as most people prefer a house. Having said that my sister in law lived in one of those flats and she liked them, she is now back in a flat, 6th floor Kingsgate House adjacent to the blocks which were demolished. Eric
    Last edited by cookie273uk; November 20th, 2009 at 12:16.

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    I was there............ the dust covered everyone. Mabz

    " That my heart will lie peaceful and calm - When I'm laid to my rest. "



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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    Funny how so many of us on here were there. We came from Tamworth to see the event and took our boys. The eldest was just getting interested in photography and he took the photo's.
    Names interest; Jennings, Yates, Howell, McKnight, Parton, Stroud, Bratt, Baker, Caldecott, Zipfell, Hook, Marston, Norton.

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    Quote Originally Posted by kmt123 View Post
    one of the flats was pendrall house, can't think of the names of the others
    Was the other Dunford House?.

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    Default Re: Demolition of Flats in Chelmsley Wood.

    Hi All,

    They're just finishing the demolition of 2 blocks of flats
    in Kingfisher Drive, Smith's Wood. Not as spectacular,
    though, as these were stripped out, and demolished
    from the top down.

    Kind regards

    Dave

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