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Aston Village

Vivienne14

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Demolition of Westbrook House in Aston Village, dating back to the 15th century. Presumably there’s photographic records held by the museum as part of their detailed recording of the building.Viv.

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Big Gee

master brummie
If that house in the photo is where I think it was, then I have a vague memory of its being a doctor's surgery, maybe in the early 1950's. Can anyone confirm this or otherwise, please?

G
 

Big Gee

master brummie
Hi Lyn,

thanks for the heads-up re: the other thread - no, I don't think I've seen it, but some really good photos from way back when.... I used to walk my girlfriend from our house in The Broadway down to Aston Station, and usually had a swift half in the Aston Hotel on the way home.

Re: Westfield House, I have a very shadowy memory of my mother taking me there to see a doctor, when our own Dr Rosenfield in Bevington Road was away. Unfortunately, I can't remember the doctor, or his name.

Also regarding Westfield House, my parents were good friends with one of the churchwardens at Aston, and I can remember him telling us that the house was a lot older than it looked from the outside; I think he said it was originally built during the reign of Henry VII or the VIII. But that's only heresay, of course.

G
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
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hi G thanks for those memories...i thought you had missed that thread...i cant be sure but i think the name of the doctor at westfield house is on that thread somewhere if not i will ask a mate of mine whos mom used to clean for him

all the best G

lyn
 
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