everybody's house was open house to everybody else then,i'm afraid that community spirit has almost disappeared now, mores the pitypmcdermott
Every time I hear the tale by Billy Connolly about one of the neighbours children being bathed and being tucked up in bed with the rest of his siblings it makes me laugh because I think about the time when my mother found a neighbours child in one of our beds asleep.
In those days the kids just wandered in and out of each others houses as if it was the most natural thing in the world.
I would dearly love some information because I am doing my Family history on the Surname White Ancestory tree and the Surname Wignell, Family tree.HI, does anyone have any pictures or photographs of Claremont Road, Sparkhill. I was brought up there during the 1950s. Sadly all my Aunts and Uncles have died who were also born there, and I know nothing of the history of Claremont Road all I can remember is my Grandmother taking me along to the Salvation Army of which she was a member, the Salvation Army premises were just up the road.
Thanks for putting me straight, your back to backs in Hick St are the first that I have heard of. If anybody knows of anymore please let me know. Bernard the house I lived in in Nechells had two bedrooms and one room downstairs with shared toilets up the yard.
There was my mother and stepfather and three brothers and three sisters making nine in all. When my stepfather moved his three sisters in as well it was time for me to move back to my grandmothers in Balsall Heath. I have to say compared to some we were not overcrowded.
It looks like your interpretation of your map is correct.