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Here is a picture of The Horse and Jockey pub that was on the corner of Bordesley Park road and Miles street. The Miles Street sign is above the left hand window, the picture was taken c1978, both the pub and street went when the Small Heath by pass was buit in the 1980s.
I worked in the factory on the corner of Garrison Lane and Witton street opposite the park for a short time in 1976. It was an electroplating business called Barrel Plating. I don't know any history of the company but it is the same location as the Newton Shakespeare factory, It was still there...
I have got a Birmingham A-Z c1970, it shows Butler St running between Herbert Road and Arthur St. The Herbert road end is opposite Regents Park Road so Butler St was where Sara Park is now, there is no Butler St South shown on the map.
I had many a good time there in the 1970s when I worked up the road at Crane Screws, it was an Ansells pub called The White Swan. It was one of those pubs that totally ignored the law on opening times. When the blues played at home the smoke room would be full of policemen ten minutes after the...
No 8 bus was the inner circle, there was 8A anticlockwise, 8C clockwise, 8E not completing the circle. The route was (8A) Small Heath-Bordesley Green-Saltley-Aston-Hockley-Ladywood-Highgate-Sparkbrook-Small Heath.
In the 70s the 28 started in town and went to Great Barr as described by Alberta. In about 1980 the section between Small Heath and town was cut, and the southern terminus of the route became Waverley Road by Small Heath Park.
Here is a picture of The Horse & Jockey Bordesley Park Road taken in about 1978, I lived in Small Heath in the late 70s and it was my local. I think it was demolished when the Small Heath bypass was built. I hope this helps.
I lived in Small Heath from 1976 -1981 and was a regular in the Horse & Jockey, it was a two bar Davenports pub on the corner of Miles Street. The landlord at that time was Noel McGuire, I don't know when it closed, when I returned for a visit in 1982 it was still there, but under the threat of...