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Can anyone identify this Birmingham house, please?

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MGray

knowlegable brummie
Can anyone identify this Birmingham house, please? It was almost certainly in Aston / Ladywood, and maybe on Moseley Road?
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brummy-lad

master brummie
Hi MGray,
Given the quality of this property (gorgeous picture by the way) I would think it is still around today. On that basis I have checked the census records for "Rosedale" (in the areas you mentioned) and have then gone onto google street view to check. No luck so far I'm afraid.
 

Vivienne14

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Searched newspapers. Here’s a “Rosedale” in Penns Lane Erdington - date 5/12/1923 from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph. May be a complete red herring, but worth considering .... Viv

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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
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thats exactly what i was thinking jan...if its a family photo we maybe able to search a surname...possibly even a census year depending on the date of the photo

lyn
 

Curly

master brummie
I wonder why someone has blurred the name up on the wall. Enlarging the photo shows (I believe) pixel changes!
 

MGray

knowlegable brummie
I wonder why someone has blurred the name up on the wall. Enlarging the photo shows (I believe) pixel changes!
That's very odd, if true. I can see no reason for it, however. After all, the relative who has digitised it from a family photo album that is at least 100 years old, is as curious as I am to learn the identity of the building (and by extension its people).
 

brummy-lad

master brummie
I wonder why someone has blurred the name up on the wall. Enlarging the photo shows (I believe) pixel changes!
Perhaps they were using PaintShop Pro and over-sharpened that section to try and read it, I've done that myself before now.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
Rosedale seems to be a common house name. I did a search last night and Kelly's listed a large number and there would doubtless be others not listed.
 

Eric Gibson

master brummie
A beautiful house, can't imagine anyone would want to demolish it...…………...but there are a lot of Philistines about.
 

MGray

knowlegable brummie
same here jan...rosedale was a common name so the photo could have been taken anywhere really....
Yes, a common name, but if it was indeed on the Moseley Road, there's a chance it's still standing and that someone on here might have thought they knew it. I don't assume it still has that gate of course, or the name. And I agree that it would be better if we could see the writing on the wall panel, but we can't... It looks as if perhaps we've hit a dead end here, but in any case I'd like to thank you all. I have other queries but I'll resist asking them straight away. Again, thanks to everyone who has responded.
 

Astoness

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providing i have the correct george lingard he was at 273 moseley road in 1881 and at 327 moseley road in 1871
 
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