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to Tony Underwood : yes, Tony. I knew Margaret Lyons. She came to St Clement's when I started my last year as a juniorin the September. She lived four doors away from the school on the Railway Terrace side. Mr Newman started at the school at the same time as Margaret. She was a big friend of mine.
I have now found this photo which contradicts my previous post. This picture shows a series of post descending down Streetly Road. Strangely there are no metal tram lines on the road surface. The photo looks as if those missing tramlines have been edited out. Hmn?
This is a great photo. I remember the terminus very well. In fact, I think that is the exact same tram station that has pride of place at the tram museum in Derbyshire. On an earlier post of mine I had wondered if the terminus was at Perry Common Road. I'm still curious about that place. I know...
I read in a history of Aston that in the domesday book Aston was eastwards of a Manor House. Experts have ruled out that it wasn't Nechells Manor House. I didn't know Nechells did have a Manor House. Can anyone enlighten me on that?
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I have written this to correct my error. There were two shops on the horse road owned by the Mansells. A grocery shop on the diagonal corner to the swimming baths and a wool shop on the corner of Butlin Street.
Thanks for the photos, retired layabout. I remember a bloke who regularly stood in the doorway of the pub collecting bits of money wrapped in notepaper on which was written the names of the horses various people thought would win the day's race meeting. It was illegal to bet in the fifties and...