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Ashted

sylviasayers

master brummie
In the February edition there is a story about Ashted from Les Robinson, it was reprinted in the Birmingham Mail on Saturday, if anyone wishes to read it.
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
hi pollypops ;
many thanks for putting that up on the forum; i actualy redit some time ago ;
prior to you putting it on ; its a great story of our yester days ;
i actualy buy the mag every month o i am well geared up its full of our brum history and the old familys of yester years
i can really recommend the magerzine ; for one sevent five its a steal;
i wonder just do any other members of our forum buy it ; ? .
buy and see for your selfs ;you will get hooked ;
lets keep it alive i say ;go out and buy it ; and let our members put there memos and family on the map
especialy our old members i am sure they have great stories to tell and share with us ;
thanks again polly best wishes astonian;;
 

205mal

master brummie
Amongst a collection of postcards that belonged to my grand mother,there are a number addressed to my grand father at 132 Ashted Row, the family name was Postlethwaite. I am sure that the daughter Clara went into service with a local doctor
 
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Wendy

Guest
Oh my goodness what date? My husbands grandparents name Partridge lived at 130 Ashted Row, this must have been next door. The houses on the opposite side of the road were large double kerb places mostly occupied by doctors.
 

205mal

master brummie
What a coincidence,the postcard is dated 1914 but I have some others and I will check the date on them. The PC is from Aldershot Lines and shows the battle honours of The Rifle Brigade in which my grand fathers brother served.I also have the photograph that was displayed in the front window saying he answered his countries call.
 
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Wendy

Guest
Thanks for that in 1911 the family were in Heneage Street just around the corner. I am not sure when they moved to Ashted Row but were there in 1950. Michael remembers visiting his Aunt in Ashtead Row, their name was Bailey but not sure of the number. How I wish we could ask them. I would love to see the photo that was displayed in the window.
 

ladylinda

master brummie
The Mansfield family were listed at 79 Ashted Row from 1945.Irene and Bert Bailey were listed with them in 1960.
 
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Wendy

Guest
Thank you ladylinda more research I think they must be part of the family. Michael's aunt and uncle were Ada and Bill Bailey. do you know when William and Sarah Partiridge moved to Ashted Row please.
 

205mal

master brummie
I will try and scan the photo for you,but as you will appreciate it is getting on for 100 years old and the frame is rather fragile. Mathew who is the soldier on the photo was wounded twice in the first world war .He lived in Cotterills Lane until he died in 1939.The rest of the PC's are quite interesting there are approx 400 of them of various sorts including my grans 21st birthday and wedding day cards.My Gran lived in Adderley Road from the early 1900's until the house was demolished around 1980
 

ladylinda

master brummie
Ada and Bill were listed at 86 Heneage Street 1945 -1960.
1945-1947 there was a Charles Partridge listed with them.
William and Sarah Ann Partridge were listed at 54 Heneage Street until 1935.
1939 to 1950 they were listed at 130 Ashted Row
 
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Wendy

Guest
I will try and scan the photo for you,but as you will appreciate it is getting on for 100 years old and the frame is rather fragile. Mathew who is the soldier on the photo was wounded twice in the first world war .He lived in Cotterills Lane until he died in 1939.The rest of the PC's are quite interesting there are approx 400 of them of various sorts including my grans 21st birthday and wedding day cards.My Gran lived in Adderley Road from the early 1900's until the house was demolished around 1980
How facinating 400 post cards wow you are so lucky. My husband lived in Ralph Road Saltley and remembers Adderley Road well. He also knows the houses that were demolished, they were called old but he never thought of them that way. If the photo is difficult to scan try photographing it just an idea. Thanks again:star:
 
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Wendy

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Ada and Bill were listed at 86 Heneage Street 1945 -1960.
1945-1947 there was a Charles Partridge listed with them.
William and Sarah Ann Partridge were listed at 54 Heneage Street until 1935.
1939 to 1950 they were listed at 130 Ashted Row
Thank you so much Linda. Charles who was with Ada and Bill was Ada's brother. He eventually had his own house. Michael said he was always a bit strange,the family cooked his meals and looked after him. He ended his days in THE 80's in a family orchard in Evesham living in a caravan. Michael's grandparents, William and Sarah certainly moved around. They had 12 children one died in childhood and another in her 20's. The Bailey's and Michaels grandparents are buried at Witton in an area together by the memorial. cross.

Here is a photo of the Partridge children who grew up in this area. L-R Charlie, Alf, Minnie, Harold and Ada.

 

205mal

master brummie
I will try a photo graph over the weekend I will also attempt to photograph the PC with the address and stamp on it
 
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Wendy

Guest
Yes I love this photo and remember them as adults, Michael's aunts and uncles. Nice to see the children who played in these streets as well.

205mal thank you for trying.
 

jjj.3679.abc.com

master brummie
there were two or three doctors in the bottom half of ashted row we used dr tighes cellar has a bomb shelter during the war they tried to bomb the gas works which was just round the corner from there half of ashted row was taken up by shops the marble arch dance hall a chemist co op and various little shops so it was a well used area and a factory that i worked in called the forward press i lived in great brook street just round the corner
 

sheldontony

master brummie
My aunt and uncle lived in Francis st, he had a builders yard, my cousins were Jenifer and Rodney Knowles. Was that off Ashted row?
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
shelontony

Do you mean Francis Street or Great Francis St? Francis St was behind Ashted Row and ran parallel with it and Great Francis St continued on from Ashted Row and carried on down to Saltley Rd. Also it might help to know which end of the road.
 
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jjj.3679.abc.com

master brummie
yes it carried on down to lister street anouther great shopping area snt mathews church was there that is where all my children were christened and i was married in 1950
 
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