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Aston Hall Road (formerly Aston Lane)

Astoness

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Astoness

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last 3 folks..hope those who knew the area comment on some of the photos..such as post 23 pic 4...i thought it may have been the vicarage but looking at the map it looks to close to the road to be that...??

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ASTONITE

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Thankyou Lynn for posting these evocative photos, I went to Aston Hall Road school, I started there in 1948, the area holds many memories although time has dimmed a few!
 

Astoness

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glad you like them astonite...hard to believe the road once looked like that...its so drab and dull now...no life to it

lyn
 

Astoness

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hi folks just a little note to say that any photos that i have taken the time to find..resize and post on this forum are welcomed by myself to be posted on any other site (if i wanted to keep them to myself i would) but please could the posters have the courtesy to credit the birmingham history forum as its source

many thanks folks

lyn
 

Vivienne14

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Some excellent photos on this thread. Thanks Lyn. Here's another of Aston Lane (later Aston Hall Road) c1900. Viv.

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Vivienne14

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Aston Tavern on Aston Lane/Aston Hall Road in 1927. Perhaps a Sunday, quite a few people around the churchyard. Viv.

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Pedrocut

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as promised pics of aston hall road...the first few are of westbrook house which is marked on the map and stood alongside aston parish church...once a fine building but no longer there...

Interesting here is that the house is said to have dated back to the 15C.
 

Astoness

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very interesting pedro as looking at the photos i posted of westbrook house i did not think it was 15th century i thought it was georgian:rolleyes: there again i am no expert

lyn
 

Pedrocut

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very interesting pedro as looking at the photos i posted of westbrook house i did not think it was 15th century i thought it was georgian:rolleyes: there again i am no expert

lyn

Yes, maybe they should have said that there had been a house, in some form, from the 15C ?
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
That was my Doctors in the 50's, so sad to see it go, such a lovely old Georgian (?) building, so much for listed status, it would have been nice to see it restored, maybe turned into flats, typical Council action. Same with the old Vicarage opposite, also demolished, spent many happy hours there at various functions, still that was probably the Churches decision and not the Councils Eric
 

Astoness

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i am just wondering if the back of the building with its original brickwork is the part that dates to the 15th century but i still have my doubts...we do know however that the original aston tavern pub which was a tad down to the right of westbrook house dated back that far....my photos on posts 20 and 21 may help
 
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cookie273uk

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lyn, re your#23 pic 4 - it is/was the Vicarage, I remember the Vicar, lovely Wife but I did not like him, he refused to marry my late Wife and I because she was a divorcee, even though she was the innocent party, hardly a Christian act !! Eric
 

Pedrocut

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Looking in William Dugdale’s Antiquities of Warwickshire (1656) gives an interesting picture of Aston Hall.

It also gives a history of Aston Parish Church, and mentions a vicarage.

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lyn, re your#23 pic 4 - it is/was the Vicarage, I remember the Vicar, lovely Wife but I did not like him, he refused to marry my late Wife and I because she was a divorcee, even though she was the innocent party, hardly a Christian act !! Eric
 
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