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I remember the factory a modern type factory stoppped making biscuits circa 1965 and started making barfeeds for machines which they had done in Coventry they went bust on that and again in in Little Bromford Lane they returned to Military Uniforms Making and are making it a good business. Len
My Mother opened a shop in the parlour (front room) the year i was born 1929 to 1966 she had to close in 1966 because of the building of the Swan Underpass, i have a photo of Mom in the shop which i will post, Len.
My friend John Stevenson lived there, he was married at St Andrews Church, Small Heath then we went by private Corporation bus to the reception at Handsworth Daries, his Mother Mrs Stevenson RIP was the Caretaker of the dariy circa 1953?. Len
Re: Council housing estate within College Rd Kingstanding Rd and Hawthorne road trian
I always called it "The Pheasy Estate", the part built buildings were used as an American Forces base during WW2. Len.
Harris & Sheldon Shopfitters, occupy the buildings on the site fronting the Woodcock Lane canal /The Avenue corner, Lesleys fuel suppliers was there but have been gone a few years now it is now a car wash, H & S did hire canal barges ( all mod cons!) for holidays but had to give up because...
Loveday Street Maternity Hospital
The Birmingham Lying-in Hospital and Dispensary for the diseases of Women and Children was formed in 1842, and was originally located in St. Mary’s Square, but moved a year later...
There is a photo framing and accesorey shop on Coventry Rd (A45) L/Hand side going towards the City between Gilbertstone Avenue & The Spice Store?, they may be able to help or take it to Biddles Auction Rooms and ask for their advice. Len.
Hi Jim, Remember both of them, when Alan Saville came into BW5 Works Engineers we all had pieces of Red Card and would shout Off!, Off! at him, his language was colourful!!!. Len. Photos-Alan Saville is on the Lucas Volenteer Fire Land Rover. And even this pic of The Causway has gone now. Len,
The Two Man Sub ,Spitfire, Shot down ME109, were on display at different times during WW2 in Victoria Square near The Town Hall to get people to invest in National Savings and make donations to buy a Spitfire the fighter was named "The City of Birmingham". Len.
Good Morning John, Hope you had a good holiday, there was a farm with a moat corner of Harvey Rd/Yew Tree Lane it was there circa 1939/40 very tatty looking and i thought that was were the Moat Lane name came from. Len.