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The view is looking at Rocky Lane crossing from left to right (or visa versa).
The tree was behind the old Rocky Lane Methodist Chapel site and would be between Cromwell St. and Scholefield St.
You can see the cooling towers in the distance and to the extreme right the edge of the gasometer at Saltley.
I stand to be corrected obviously, but I think I'm right- any other old Cromwellians out there to add anything.
hi derekicg i used to know your mom/dad well,i used to clean his motor bike while he did repairers he used to keep it on the peck,on a Sunday i used to be down there with him,many a ride i had on the back of his bike and one time he had a delivery in London and i went for a ride and i remember your mom loved black magic chocolate and i had some good times with your mom/dad it would be about 60 years ago time flys all the best john
My family the Edges, Goughs and Hunts lived in Berkeley Road East and my mother (Beryl) and uncle Albert went to the Holy Family School on the Coventry Road, which got bombed out as it was by the BSA. My gran lived at 31 Berkeley Road East and my grandpa at 26, they got married and bought number 24 and my mom got married and bought number 18, so as a young girl I lived so close to my grandparents, great granny and aunt across the road in 31. My uncle has recently died so the family homes have now all gone.
It's the Cromwell ARMS with what's left of our house no. 80 we lived there from 1940 -1953.
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Derek not many photos of Cromwell Street around, I got this off e-bay.
I love that photo Stars,the house just past the phone box (aston cross 0039)
next to the telegraph pole is were i was born and grew up,(1948)our back yard backed onto the shops,
we shared our lav with a couple of them.
happy days,i have the photo framed and hung above my comp desk..
best wishes dereklcg
The Cromwell Arms photo was obtained by me after advertising in the Australian press after nearly 50 years of searching, it was sent by the ex-licensees son.
It shows his father outside the pub in 1939,and Lyn is right our house to the left.