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Aston Pictures

brummy-lad

master brummie
It never ceases to amaze me the information now available. Thanks to astonbrook-through-astonmanor I have been able to identify exactly where (and why) an old family photo was taken. This family photo of my mum, elder brother and me was taken in Rocky Lane (I wish we had been able to afford a decent camera), it was taken around 1956 and it would have been our weekly Sunday visit to see my grandparents in Chattaway Street, Nechells. We always walked and never thought anything of it (never seemed to rain in those days either). JohnSunday visits.jpg rocky lane 1.jpg
 

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BrumBum

master brummie
It never ceases to amaze me the information now available. Thanks to astonbrook-through-astonmanor I have been able to identify exactly where (and why) an old family photo was taken. This family photo of my mum, elder brother and me was taken in Rocky Lane (I wish we had been able to afford a decent camera), it was taken around 1956 and it would have been our weekly Sunday visit to see my grandparents in Chattaway Street, Nechells. We always walked and never thought anything of it (never seemed to rain in those days either). JohnView attachment 126894 View attachment 126895
Never mind the camera, that is a great picture. Decked out in your Sunday best to see the grand-parents.
 

Banjo

master brummie
Aston Road North looking towards Aston Cross and Ansell's Brewery. Late '40s / 1950s?

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Photo must have been taken shortly after the last trams ran down Aston Road North. When was that?
 

Radiorails

master brummie
I am sure this photo is posted here before. The markings in the road suggest that it was not long after the removal of the tram tracks which might date it as late 1953 or 1954. I am unable to recognise the centre advert; it looks an interesting one.
 
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