In the 1936 Kellys the salvation army is the first listing by Moat house road junction going towards Brook hill Road, probably on the corner (or rather set back from it , looking at the OS map ).
Looking at Google Earth there is a new building on this site now - which is a shame. I wonder if there are any pictures of the Army hall?It was listed on alum rock road, but was the first listing going towards town. On the c 1937 map below, i would reckon it is probably the red building. I would think the blue one (whatever it is)would be listed in Moat house Rd, though i can't be sure.
Ward End Hall first opened in September 1958, I started there in Sept 1959 ex Leigh Road Junior & Infants, I dont remember a Douglas Lambie though!DOES ANYBODY OUT THERE,who was at WARD END HALL School in the late 1950s remember DOUGLAS LAMBIE,also what or where has Veegie gone ?,i miss her posts. (don't know where this lands)
Hi Doger Geoffrey Woolley was my uncle he sadly passed away age 42Hi Veegee 13/11/09 REF PAGE 133
Did you take your 11 plus at Thornton Rd,i failed mine in 1957/8,any memories of children or teachers.My best friend at Thornton school was John Price who had dark hair,just like his mother who was a lovely lady,he lived local, i had been to his house many times, we played with his old wind up recordplayer in his garden,he had been to my home several times.We both loved marching music,the Colonel Bogey March was his favourite 45 record.It was a sad day,when he left the school.
Another sensible boy and friend was John Hayes who lived at a greengrocers shop, close to Thornton Rd,he was tall and well built,i think he liked boxing. Other boys i can remember were
Jeffrey Woolley, Jeffrey Hemmings, Steven Cross.
I was sent to Ward End Hall shool shortly after failing the 11 plus
( Do you remember when Gary Porter was struck & killed around 1958/9 ? )
AT WARD END HALL school,teachers-Miss Lidgey-Mr Tompson-Miss Macerwright (Mr Haynes & Miss Butler, head teachers) also a blind man used to teach music and played the piano.
I recognise all the names you gave,its a small world.I was at Ingleton rd Infants and the annex nearby,we played in the woods and skated on the large frozen pond in winter.
I remember a girl- Gloria Cooper,who lived at a shop near Ingleton rd.
Pat Lees was always chased by the boys,i didn't know she married Terry in 1963.
WARD END HALL school, i was in B.We may have been in the same class at some stage,i transferred to Hodge Hill Secondary at around 1960.
I left the Ward End area in 1965 and live on the south side of the city in Acocks Green / Olton district.
Hi, if you have any memories or information about the Fogg family in Bennett’s Road I’d be most interested, my grand mother was Rosina Fogg but she died in 1927, the family stayed on in the road for many years later. I’ve never seen a photo of her.Yes the even side was on the 'Gate side'. I can't really remember David but I remember his Mother who was, as you have said, widowed. I believe their next door neighbour was Fogg and a family called Richmond also lived a couple of doors from them.
Bennetts Road. Washwood Heath
I lived in Bennetts Road. Washwood Heath. 1945-1966.
There was a shop half way down and Mr Meredith used to be the shopkeeper in the early 50's. Then it was owned by the Strong family and later the Oldacre family. The shop is now a private dwelling.
At the top of the road there was a dairy. Later the premises were took over by RTP Crisps. At the very top was Franklins which was a grocery shop.
Families that spring to mind are Tovey,Morris, Potter, Richmond, Guest, Densley, Hughes, Strong, Potter, Bone, Williams,Smith, Brookes, Grant, Wood,Foster and a few others.
At the very bottom of Bennetts Road was a newsagents shop an off licence and a sweet shop. The sweet shop was run by the Hadley family.