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Bedsteads in Deritend?

Heartland

master brummie
The bedstead factory on the corner of Clyde Street was Hoskin and Sewell, Midland Bedstead Works, they also had a tube works in Floodgate Street, a brass foundry in Heath Mill Lane and they also occupied part of the Fazeley Street canal wharf for canal transport.
 

Heartland

master brummie
The image of the round-about shows the Fisher & Ludlow factory and next to it was the site of the Peyton and Peyton bedstead factory.
 

devonjim

master brummie
Thanks for the pictures. Fancy me not remembering the Palace/Imperial I went to school just up the road from there in 50's. Sometimes threads sort of entwine, Phil's Fisher's picture reminded me of the homemade sweets shop that was just down on the right. Also I confess the "Dolls Club" that was opposite "Fishers" in the 70's. Not that I ever went there!
 

Heartland

master brummie
There has been a recent attempt to get the Birmingham Bedstead Factory in Sampson Road North, listed. This building was erected for the use of the Birmingham Bedstead Company in 1886, but only had a brief use in this trade. Whilst it has an attractive facade, English Heritage do no consider it worthy of listing despite it being one of the few surviving UK metallic bedstead works. Another is Troman's works in Bolton Street, which I believe still stands.

Ray Shill
 

Heartland

master brummie
The Sampson Road North Bedstead listing was part of a more general application regarding all the buildings on the Wharf. This included the former Cement Wharf structures opened to receive cement by boat, in the 1930's, from Stockton. CRT want to demolish this structure, denying perhaps its commitment to preserving canal heritage. The Bedstead factory is not presently under threat, so I have made an appeal regarding this particular structure to be reconsidered for listing.

Ray Shill
 

streamboy

knowlegable brummie
My grandparents worked at a Deritend bedstead makers according to the 1911 census they were noted as iron polisher and brass polisher, not sure if it was Hoskins.
They lived in Heathmill lane and their names were William and Anne Birkett
 

Heartland

master brummie
Well, the 1911 Census has the Birketts (William & Mary Ann) as polishers (and workers) at 2 Court 10 house Allcock Street, and as they were on the 1939 listing (122 Heath Mill Lane) as polishers, it was likely that they worked for Hoskins & Sewell or maybe Hoskins.
 

streamboy

knowlegable brummie
Well, the 1911 Census has the Birketts (William & Mary Ann) as polishers (and workers) at 2 Court 10 house Allcock Street, and as they were on the 1939 listing (122 Heath Mill Lane) as polishers, it was likely that they worked for Hoskins & Sewell or maybe Hoskins.
Cheers all of my aunts lived around the area of Heath Mill when they got married and slowly moved out to all corners of Birmingham after WW2.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
An aerial view of the Hoskin’s HQ and factories, Upper Trinity Street in 1973. The office block (centre of pic) is still there (now Borsch) as are some of the buildings to the right (now Crown Catering). Viv.


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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
thanks viv...i think building on the right corner is the clements pub with coventry road running across

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acklam19

master brummie
Hi all great picture of Bordesley Palace , my mom met my dad there in the 1930s she said she hated him at first sight because he had bright Ginger hair and of course the rest is history. When we were kids in the 1950s we always called ln there with our gang on our walk to the city centre as it was then derelict and dangerous and only the brave would venture to the front where the stage would have been. Regards Acklam19
 
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