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Erdington Doidge Road

Ian FOFB

Brummie yes ! Novice no !
The 'then' pictures are taken from old postcards, the 'now' pictures taken from Google Streetview.
Looking up Doidge Road from George Road by Brookvale Park - dates as per the attachments.

Ian.
 

smtr

master brummie
Hi

It appears the attachments have now disappeared - perhaps due to the hacking? Would it be possible to repost them please? I am trying to find out when Doidge Road was built/named. I cannot find it before c1908.

Many thanks

Suzanne
 

smtr

master brummie
Thanks so much Postie!

Don't suppose you know the date of the picture do you ?

Suzanne
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
The original photo in post #1 was saved by a forum member and uploaded to the forum's Coppermine Image Host in the month after the 2011 hack attack.
Here it is as a link to the image host and it is the same pic which Postie has uploaded. The date given with photo is 1912.
Erd_Doidge_Rd_1912.jpg
 

Smudger

master brummie
The original photo in post #1 was saved by a forum member and uploaded to the forum's Coppermine Image Host in the month after the 2011 hack attack.
Here it is as a link to the image host and it is the same pic which Postie has uploaded. The date given with photo is 1912.
Erd_Doidge_Rd_1912.jpg

I lived in Doidge road 1942 to 1960. I hadn`t realised what a nice looking road it was. When you see something everyday you tend to take it for granted. Those who have eyes & see not!
 

smtr

master brummie
Hi Smudger

Yes it does look like a nice road doesn't it? I'm trying to find out who the road was named after. Possibility is a Thomas Doidge or his son Thomas William Doidge, both builders, and lived in George Road at one time, so not too far away from Doidge Rd. The elder Thomas built a pair of semi-detached villas in Goldsmith Road, King's Heath c1891. Can't find a reference for Doidge Road before c1908.

Suzanne
 

pollypops

master brummie
Suzanne, Thomas and Thomas William Doidge - are listed on the monumental inscriptions for St Barnabas, Erdington.
hunimex.com
 

smtr

master brummie
Hi pollypops, thanks. I knew Thomas William and his wife are buried at St Barnabas in a Vault and thought it likely the elder Thomas and his wife would be also. Is that a site to look at as I can't seem to access hunimex.com

Suzanne

Pollypops I've found it now - thanks
 

Smudger

master brummie
Hi Smudger

Yes it does look like a nice road doesn't it? I'm trying to find out who the road was named after. Possibility is a Thomas Doidge or his son Thomas William Doidge, both builders, and lived in George Road at one time, so not too far away from Doidge Rd. The elder Thomas built a pair of semi-detached villas in Goldsmith Road, King's Heath c1891. Can't find a reference for Doidge Road before c1908.

Suzanne

I can vaguely remember being with my Dad when he called into a house in George road to pay the rent, So that house could well have been the residence of the Doidge family. As builders they did a mighty fine job.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I can vaguely remember being with my Dad when he called into a house in George road to pay the rent, So that house could well have been the residence of the Doidge family. As builders they did a mighty fine job.
They certainly built nice garden fences which make the road look neat. They are the best front garden fences I've seen in an old street pic. The second pic which is missing from post #1 is shown below - it is dated 2009.
Erd_Doidge_Rd_2009.jpg
 

smtr

master brummie
Hi Smudger, thanks for the information about your Dad paying rent to someone in George Rd. It certainly adds to the story.

Hi oldMohawk, thanks for the extra picture. I too thought those garden fences were smart!

Suzanne
 

Tam16

Brummie babby
The Doidge Builder yard was behind the houses a short way to the left of the Church (Slade Road end). Doidge built many houses around includinf Abbey Road and Rosemary Road. Most of the houses in Doidge Road where rented by The Company / family. I think he must have been very proud of his work as quality was good and up to 1960s many trees lined the Road.
 

Jonesgirl

New Member
Hi Smudger, perhaps you knew my father-in-law who lived in Doidge Road from 1933 to some time in the 1950's. He has been talking about Doidge Road and his old neighbours a lot lately so wouldn't that be amazing! His name is Dennis Smith.
Cheers from Australia
Leonie
 

Smudger

master brummie
Hi Smudger, perhaps you knew my father-in-law who lived in Doidge Road from 1933 to some time in the 1950's. He has been talking about Doidge Road and his old neighbours a lot lately so wouldn't that be amazing! His name is Dennis Smith.
Cheers from Australia
Leonie

Hi Leonie, I`ve sent you an IM.

Smudger
 

Tam16

Brummie babby
Picture looking down Doidge Road, shows the house I lived at from birth until later years, and some of the children are my relations who at the time lived a short way down on right. I would like to get a copy but can not down load clear. Please help me if this is on any records ?
 
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