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Alma Street, Six Ways, Aston

Angela H 1976

master brummie
thanks john so it looks like angelas no 55 could just be out of shot...still its the closest we have come so far and angelas mom may remember the ashford family...many thanks john

lyn
Thanks Lyn I have been out walking around Derbyshire today, but will show my mom tomorrow see if she remembers anyone on the picture and the Ashford Family. Great photo's that everyone's posted.
 

Angela H 1976

master brummie
ok angela...let us know if she does remember the ashfords:)

lyn
Hi Lyn, I have shown my mom the picture of the street party, she can recognise a few people as she's struggling with her eyes at the moment, she's got to have surgery to sort cataract. She said that Ivy Bradbury is on the picture she ran a sweet shop. She also can see Mr Proudman is on the picture she can also can see her sister Patricia on the picture. My mom remembers a grocery shop run by two older sisters Edith and Alice. Also Irene's fashion Shop next to 55 her house. Harry Archer the fruit and veg shop. She also said there was a toyshop and a post office. A second hand shop called byfields. She doesn't remember the Ashfords. Hope this helps x
 

Astoness

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wow angela your mom has done well and fancy her sister being on the street party photo..hope all goes well with her eye op can you tell her her memories of alma st may just jog the memories of others...:) ps dont forget if she has any old family photos we would love to see them...

lyn
 

Angela H 1976

master brummie
wow angela your mom has done well and fancy her sister being on the street party photo..hope all goes well with her eye op can you tell her her memories of alma st may just jog the memories of others...:) ps dont forget if she has any old family photos we would love to see them...

lyn
Hi Lyn, thank you. I have a few family pictures with photo's of the back of 55 and a couple of class photo's of Alma Street School and Burlington Street School. I will scan them and post them on here. Yes maybe it might jog some memories for people :). Regards Angela
 

Astoness

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oh thats great angela...we really do rely heavily on the old photos as they bring back so many memories to our members...just post them all on here and i can move the school ones to the appropriate threads..if you could can you put the years they were taken..dont worry if you are not sure:) look forward to the alma st school ones as i went there but not for long as we moved to villa st from paddington st

lyn
 

Angela H 1976

master brummie
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oh thats great angela...we really do rely heavily on the old photos as they bring back so many memories to our members...just post them all on here and i can move the school ones to the appropriate threads..if you could can you put the years they were taken..dont worry if you are not sure:) look forward to the alma st school ones as i went there but not for long as we moved to villa st from paddington st

lyn
No problem. My mom was born in 1949, she might be about 8 or 9 on the picture. Mom remembers a doctor Humpheries to, maybe someone may remember him.
 
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Astoness

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what a cracking photo angela...the photo was the wrong way round so i have turned it the right way up for you....:)
 

Angela H 1976

master brummie
what a cracking photo angela...the photo was the wrong way round so i have turned it the right way up for you....:)
Glad you like it, the girl on the front row in the black Blazer 4th in, is my mom Rita. The next picture is outside my granddads house, he is the one in the light suit and hat (Wilfred willetts) Fred he was better known as.
 

Astoness

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what another smashing photo angela...think i can just make out the spire of alma st school..would this have been a wedding or maybe as christening as i think the lady on the right is holding a baby....photos like this must be treasured because once they are gone you cant get those images back...thanks for sharing with us all..

just a little tip..when you turn a photo round make sure you hit save it will then save the right way up...all the best

lyn
 

Angela H 1976

master brummie
Thank you Lyn, this is a wedding. Yes we do try to keep them good, I love looking through them. I have one of my mom's sisters class (Burlington Street) but it's not as good. View attachment 108214 View attachment 108215
The other photo is of my granddad at the back of his house, the girl with the curly hair is a neighbours child is my cousin. My mom was asking if you remember the teacher in that class photo of Alma Street, she wanted to know what year you was there? I also have a old post card picture of the Barton Arms pub, there are trams on the picture, I wondered if you would like me to post it.
 

Astoness

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hi angela sorry i cant help re the teachers name...i was born in 53 and went to alma st round about 1957/8...i was only there for about 6 months or so then we moved..yes please to the bartons arms postcard...could you post that under the bartons arms thread please..

thanks angela....

lyn
 

Angela H 1976

master brummie
hi angela sorry i cant help re the teachers name...i was born in 53 and went to alma st round about 1957/8...i was only there for about 6 months or so then we moved..yes please to the bartons arms postcard...could you post that under the bartons arms thread please..

thanks angela....

lyn
I have put it under Bartons Arms thread. How things have changed from that photo.
 

Astoness

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thanks angela and i agree with you...so much change and not all for the best in my opinion... dont be alarmed when you see the burlington school photos are no longer on this thread as i said i will re post them under burl st school thread tomorrow and delete them from this thread..

lyn
 
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