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Beamish Road, Small Heath

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Will this do? I assume that you know where it was located. If not on this map it is in the top left quadrant of the middle square.

Phil

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BlueGwen

Guest
Thanks Phil, I'm trying to remember the name of the pub on Miles Street now. We'd know if my Grandad was in there because we'd hear him singing old Welsh songs :D
 
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Mossy

Guest
Its nice to see a Blues supporter on this forum most on here are Villains:D:D:DMossy come on you blue boys:p
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
I think the name of the pub on Miles St was The Plume of Feathers, sorry no photo.

Phil
 
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bluenosebryan

Guest
My first post but count me in as a bluenose too :biggrin:
 

beamish

master brummie
Hi,

Lived in Beamsih Road from the age of 3 months to the day I got married. Wonderful memories. The island - oblong - was exactly 1/10th of a mile. At the Coronation, they gave a prize to the kids who could run 100 times round it. Guess what....a girl won it. they gave her the prize at the Plume of Feathers. Other nearby pubs were the Dolphin on the corner of Miles Street and Bordesley Park Road and The Old Lodge on the corner of the Cov and Bordesley Park Road. Went to Dixon Road School then Oakley Road.

Up the Blues. Keep Right On!
 

beamish

master brummie
Hi,

I'm sure I can remember Dan Tremelling serving me as a kid in the outdoor of the Old Lodge rather than the Dolphin, although I could be wrong. Does anyone recall the chip shop next door to the Old Lodge. Terrible chips, I'm sure they used to just frighten them with the fat. Chips 3d and 6d...Fish 9d and 1/3d.
 

beamish

master brummie
:D Correction: "Other nearby pubs were the Dolphin on the corner of Miles Street and Bordesley Park Road." Should read: Horse and Jockey rather than Dolphin.
 
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Stitcher

Guest
Beamish, I have an A-z. 1952 and Beamish Rd Small Heath aint in it.Do you want me to post the page?
 
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BlueGwen

Guest
Beamish, I have an A-z. 1952 and Beamish Rd Small Heath aint in it.Do you want me to post the page?

Beamish Road was a small square of maisonettes. It isn't labelled on some maps that I've seen, but it did exist :)
 

beamish

master brummie
Hello, :)

BlueGwen is quite correct. The Beamish Road Maisonettes were built I believe in 1948. We moved in as one the earliest tenants. The rent, I seem to remember my Mom telling me was 17/0d in June 1948. My A-Z clearly shows Beamish Road. See attached on previous post.
 

berniew

master brummie
Hi Beamish and Bluegwen some of my mates lived in maissonettsthere if you lived there do the names Alan Sleet , John Bowley , Chris Osborne or the Laner brothers may have been Paul and Terry ring any bells Bernie
 

Dakers

proper brummie kid
There were two pubs on Miles Street, halfway down was The Plume of Feathers and on the corner of Bordesley Park The Horse and Jockey.
Sorry havn't got photo of the Plume of Feathers.

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redken

master brummie
Picture number 1.
Beamish Road off Miles Street Small Heath.
Dated 1970's.
Sorry about picture quality folks, this photograph was so dark with little detail to play with.
May have had a fighting chance if I had found the negitive.img125.jpg
 

redken

master brummie
Picture number 2.
It amazes me how one picture can be so awful in quality against a good picture taken around the same period.
My brothers..brother in law with a pint outside the 'Plume of Feathers' opposite Beamish Road.
Sorry to plonk it here, I couldn't find a thread directly at Miles Street.
Dated early 1970's.img127.jpg
 
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