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Church Road Aston

Macca

master brummie
Hi,

Hoping someone may be able to help. Are Church Road Aston & Aston Church Road one and the same? I have recently obtained at marriage cert giving the address for the bride and groom as Church Road Aston but I can only find Aston Church Road.

Thanks in anticipation!

Macca
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Will ask my brother on Thursday when we meet up Macca. I remember Aston hall road but Aston church road I'm not sure of.:confused2::confused2: Al's 10 years older than me and remembers things way back. Bye. Jean.
 

dereklcg

master brummie
Will ask my brother on Thursday when we meet up Macca. I remember Aston hall road but Aston church road I'm not sure of.:confused2::confused2: Al's 10 years older than me and remembers things way back. Bye. Jean.
hi macca
church rd Aston b6 runs from queens rd to lichfield rd and then it joined thimble mill lane.
i can see it on the a-z i have which is about 1988.
best of luck regards dereklcg.
 

ladylinda

master brummie
Aston Church road runs from Holborn Hill,Nechells through Heartlands area and ends at Washwood Heath Road,Washwood Heath.
The Railway line seperates the 2 areas
Church Road joins Thimble Mill Lane,which joins Holborn Hill, which joins Aston Church Road!!!!!!!!!!
 

Macca

master brummie
Hi,

Does anyone on here remember Church Road Aston, I think it was next to Pugh Road. I would love to know what the houses were like, did they have gardens etc;? A photo would be even better:)

Thanks

Macca
 

ASTONITE

master brummie
The pawn shop was Mr Swingler, on a monday morning there would be a long queue waiting for him to open, people could pawn anything from bed-sheets, their wedding-rings or the old mans suit (if he owned one!).
I have vivid memories of waiting in the queue with my mom in the late forties. He was a large man,possibly of Jewish origin, and he wore gold-rimmed spectacles. People were quite hard-up in those days, and it was often quite difficult for them to redeem thier pledges and so, if you did'nt get them out within 6 months, they became the property of the pawn-broker, who then put them up for sale as unredeemed pledges.
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
I believe "stella's bar" was run by the landlady of the Avenue pub corner of Queen Rd and Park Rd, her surname was Hill, I used to go about with her son David in the 1940s, her husband used to race greyhounds, they also had a daughter who was in poor health. Eric
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
Astoness. am I correct in thinking Stellas Bar was a room in the Avenue Pub, Park Rd run by Stella(?) Hill the landlady in the 1940s as mentioned in my previous post. Eric
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
Astoness, Thanks for photo. Am I correct in saying that Stellas Bar was a room (I believe an upstairs room) in the Avenue pub Park Rd, top of Queens Rd (where I lived at the time) as stated in my previous post. Eric
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi eric...i am sorry i cant answer that one..i just noticed the reference to stellas and at the back of my mind i thought i had a pic of it....

hopefully someone will come on that can confirm it for you...

cheers...

astoness:)
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
Astoness looking at your pic, the windows do look like the pub windows, and David did tell me when they had overnight visitors he had to sleep on the Billiard table, so Stellas Bar was probably converted bedrooms,also remember now the licencees name over the door was Stella Hill. Eric
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
eric.it sounds like your info may well be correct...had to laff about sleeping on the billiard table.....:):):)ive fell under a few in my time....:D:D:D
 

sylviasayers

master brummie
The interior shot of Stella's Bar brought back many memories, we thought we were quite sophisticated in the mid 1950s going there, Stella was original at that time. Her photo reminds me somewhat of Annie Walker the landlady of the Rovers in Coronation Street many years ago. If anyone offered Stella a drink she would say "I'll have a bobs worth" - of gin!!!
The Head Barman was named Albert - they used to have "free and easies" where people got up to sing. Always a good night out - and it was upstairs you entered a side door in Park Road.

The only thing is that I am pretty certain the pub was called the Queen ---- not the Avenue.
 
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