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Dale End

Vivienne14

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Some fancy men's fashion being described here! Men's dress must have really been turned upside down by the likes of Zissmans and Nelson House.

Going further back again, this drawing is the corner or Moor Street and Dale End. Which road was Dale End? To the right? Viv.

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Phil

Retired Layabout
Viv

I think your drawing is of these premises so it follows that Dale End is to the right.

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Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Some fancy men's fashion being described here! Men's dress must have really been turned upside down by the likes of Zissmans and Nelson House.

Going further back again, this drawing is the corner or Moor Street and Dale End. Which road was Dale End? To the right? Viv.

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It was, their specialities prior to Teddy Boy outfits were American fashions, the sort where you could put a pack of Lucky Strikes in the shirt pocket and just flip one out as per Alan Ladd or one of the other Hollywood stars, they specialised in Drape Jackets and also shirts that had that most important feature the cut back collar so that the loud tie could be tied with a Windsor Knot. They also introduced the button down collar (no good for a Windsor Knot in a big tie, but ideal with the knitted square end ties and yes I wore them all with a DA hairstyle. God I thought I was the King, especially as I dropped off the 5a or the 7 while it was still travelling quite fast before the stops in Victoria Square...
 

Vivienne14

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A nice snippet of history. A farthing token from 1838 for Samuel King, grocer and tea dealer of Dale End. Viv.


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Brummagemite

True Brummagem Lad
Not sure if this is the right place, but I saw this thread and wondered if anyone knew anything about a Royal Naval recruitment centre in Dale End during the War? My father volunteered for the Navy when he was 18 in 1943, and apparently went down to Dale End to join up.
 

Radiorails

master brummie
I would put money on their being a Royal Naval recruitment office somewhere in the city centre. They were, as they always are keen to tell us non Navy types, the senior service and would not, in my view, wish to be outdone by the newcomers. :D
I did have a foot in both camps: I was in the RAF but spent some time on a Fleet Air Arm station.
 

mikejee

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The c1889 map does not mark court 16, but the 1845 directory notes it was between 112 & 113 next to The Royal Exchange, and it is marked in red on the map c1889.

map c1889  showing court 6 Dale End.jpg
 

mikejee

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In the 1849 and 1855 directories Mrs Charlotte Hill is listed as having a circulating library at 3 Lower Priory. In 1862, 1867 & 1868 she is listed as having a newsagent at 41 Summer Hill terrace. in 1872 she has disappeared. I would assume that the address in the advert was probably between the 1845 (notlisted) and 1849 entries, as lower Priory would be a mor eprestigious address, and she started in thc Court off Dale end
 

pjmburns

master brummie
1852 directory lists Charlotte Hill, Library at 3 Lower Priory. 1850 actually say "cir. library" also Lower Priory.
 

Vivienne14

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Thanks Mike and Janice. Don't know why, but surprised C.Hill was a lady ! Shouldn't have been surprised, as I suppose it would've been a 'suitable' female occupation. Viv.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
She is listed as a bookseller on the 1841 census aged 50 - no husband. Address is 3 Lower Priory. There is Sarah aged 25, Joseph aged 20, Henry aged 14 and Emma aged 5. In 1851 she has become a librarian and only Sarah is listed.
 
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Vivienne14

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Interesting Janice. So Charlotte was doing this alone. Hopefully the older children helped. And moving into newspapers too - she was probably quite the businesswoman. Viv
 

Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
Tesco's was around here in the mid-seventies (I seem to remember the building of it in 1973). A man who I worked with many years ago told me he had to report to the army recruitment office in Dale End when he was conscripted at the start of the Second World War.

 
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