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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.
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.
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.
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
Picture number 1.
Beamish Road off Miles Street Small Heath.
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.
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.