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Chicheley Street

Mayfield

Burbury Brummie
I have searched but there is no reference on this excellent site for the street where my lovely nanny Bolton lived - so I am going to mention it CHICHELEY STREET.

It ran between Vauxhall Road and St James Street/great brook street - can anyone remember it?

Chicheley Street was demololished in the late 50's-early 60's.
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Keith,

I lived in the area a good part of my life on and off, and I have to be honest I had to look it up on a map. I must have walked down this street many times, and sadly I have to admit I cannot recall anything about it.

Phil

 

Mayfield

Burbury Brummie
I have fond memories of Chicheley Street - going to the shop for my nan to get two Woodbine, seeing the milk cart-horses under the arches. I even have a scar on my top lip from falling off a wall near to the Tower Pub (I think that was the name) by Barrack Street.
 

Isobel

proper brummie kid
I have searched but there is no reference on this excellent site for the street where my lovely nanny Bolton lived - so I am going to mention it CHICHELEY STREET.

It ran between Vauxhall Road and St James Street/great brook street - can anyone remember it?

Chicheley Street was demololished in the late 50's-early 60's.
Mayfield , I to have been looking for Chicheley st . I was born there in 1945 in Sherington Place . All my cousins and Grandmother and Aunts and Uncle lived there at the same time .We left there when the houses were due to be demolished .I really would like a photo of the street, if any one has one .
 

lencops

gone but not forgotten
I have fond memories of Chicheley Street - going to the shop for my nan to get two Woodbine, seeing the milk cart-horses under the arches. I even have a scar on my top lip from falling off a wall near to the Tower Pub (I think that was the name) by Barrack Street.
The pub was the White Tower. Len.
 

Pomgolian

Kiwi Brummie Admin' Team
I went to school with a girl who lived in Chicheley Street around 1956/7 ish, I seem to remember her name was Jane Kindred, or something very similar. I think she came from what I believed to have been a large family. I also delivered papers around that area to a lot of the factories and also couple of houses in Chicheley street. I always thought it had a strange name and reminded me of 'Chicory' that bottled coffee essence and those sticks of wood we sucked on . No offence to anyone who lived or had family living there , It was just the strange thoughts I had while walking around with my bag of Newspapers.

Chris/ Pom :angel:
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Pom
You made me wonder what was the source of the name. Googling seems to give 3 choices (other than just copying a similarly named street in london). These are (1) an archbishop of canterbury (spelt chichele but pronounced chicheley) who was present at the battle of agincourt; (2) A politician in the 17th century or (3) Chicheley village and Chicheley Hall in buckinghamshire. The hall is said to have a canal as does Brum, but i suspect its a "slightly" different sort of canal.
mike
 

les may

New Member
A St Annes cub mistress, Barbara Roberts, lived in Chicheley St, around 1954. I am still in touch with her in the Vale of Evesham. She had a younger sister I think. I have a Vauxhall map of 1860 but the street is not shown for some reason. This map shows a tramway going to Long Acre via Nechells Green, but not the Alum Rock/Washwood Heath service (number 8?) that I used to get at the top of Duddeston Mill Rd on Great Francis Street, perhaps a later development. It took me to Martineau St in the city for 1/2 penny!
 

Radiorails

master brummie
The Corporation electric tram route that ran to Nechells Green from Martineau Street was the 7 which commenced in 1907. (1887 -1906 it was horse trams). It was superseded in 1922 by trolleybuses also numbered for the 7 route. This lasted until 1940 (more details are in the trolleybus thread). After this bus route 43 took over. The city terminus was moved to Old Square by Nwebury's (later Lewis's) when the trolleybuses started.
The horse trams seemed to have used Vauxhall Street but not the electric ones, they travelled along Gt. Lister Street.
Tram routes 8 Alum Rock, 9 which only went as far as Ward End, and 10 Washwood Heath travelled along Gt. Francis Street.
 
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