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mikejee

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I don't think it is directly in front of the library, but accross the road on the triangle of ground at the centre of the junction. From Google it looks like its now a bit of broken down fencing
 

jennyann

master brummie
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A few years ago I posted a couple of photos of the National School which stood close to
Erdington Parish Church on the High Street and also a photo of the second edition of
the Roebuck Pub which was next to the National School. These photos were sent to me by
Erdington Library many years ago after I asked them in particular for a photo of the National School
as no one seemed to have a photo of the place. I remember both of these buildings very well. I will post the black and white photo of the School in the next post.
 

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jennyann

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Here is the black and white photo of the National School.
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Alberta

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Remember it so well Jennyann, many of the childen from the cottage homes in Reservoir road went to the school.
 

mikejee

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I had my hair cut at the barbers near the chip shop, it would have been about 1979-81, Cannot remember much about it though
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Chester Road Erdington 1906 from a post card.



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I wonder where it actually is, from 1941 to 1947 I walked from Court Lane to Green Lane's school every day, there was a bus the S73, but it did not run to suit me. The last time I visited, I drove the route........nowadays that walk is probably considered too tiring for the little dears!!!
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Hi Onceabrummie,

Sorry - only just spotted your response about the Knights at the Pavillion (436). I will tell my friend. And no, I didn't sneak in - I'd like to say that it was because I was law-abiding but actually I didn't know that was happening!
I see you walked from Court Lane to Green Lanes school so do you remember the wooden bridge over the railway at the top of Sheffield Road (actually in Sutton, but only just)? An old school friend of mine lived in Goosemoor Lane and made the same trip. I only remember the present bridge. I lived in Court Lane 1947-1963, by the park.
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Hi Onceabrummie,

Sorry - only just spotted your response about the Knights at the Pavillion (436). I will tell my friend. And no, I didn't sneak in - I'd like to say that it was because I was law-abiding but actually I didn't know that was happening!
I see you walked from Court Lane to Green Lanes school so do you remember the wooden bridge over the railway at the top of Sheffield Road (actually in Sutton, but only just)? An old school friend of mine lived in Goosemoor Lane and made the same trip. I only remember the present bridge. I lived in Court Lane 1947-1963, by the park.
Lady Penelope
Good afternoon to you, recently on a return visit to the city I still consider to be home, I took my wife to see the way that I used to go to schools, left at the Baptist Chuch, cross over, past Highbury Little Theatre and then SHOCK HORROR!!, it is now a brick bridge, no longer could small boys do what during the war years small boys did especially if there was a train passing underneath. To quote the song, ah yes, I remember it well. I lived up the top end in the prewar (1939) built houses just before the cemetery. I was born over the other side of the road which was Sutton, but moved across in 1939 into one of Grosvenor Estates modern three bed semis. 1947 went to BVGS. Sunday mornings used to go down to the park to watch the football. My father in law a Cornishman born and bred who moved to Plymouth from the county could never get over Birmingham with all its trees and parks. He anticipated dark satanic mills, but got used to the tree lined A38. I have an old picture of Goosemoor Lane which I will try to put on as I need some location identification. Do you remember the big house on the corner of Court Lane and Goosemoor Lane where Hastilows who owned Tudor Rose Coaches used to live?
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Sorry Onceabrummie, I don't remember the house you mention although I should do because we used to go to the doctors who lived just before the spinney. Also we used to catch the 5a or 7 into Birmingham. Look forward to seeing the picture of Goosemoor Lane (or Goosegog Lane as we used to call it!) There was a very large house a little further down towards your house but I don't know if it's still there. Must go and look. I remember the tennis courts just before the doctor's house too.
 

Ray Griffiths

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Lady Penelope
Good afternoon to you, recently on a return visit to the city I still consider to be home, I took my wife to see the way that I used to go to schools, left at the Baptist Chuch, cross over, past Highbury Little Theatre and then SHOCK HORROR!!, it is now a brick bridge, no longer could small boys do what during the war years small boys did especially if there was a train passing underneath. To quote the song, ah yes, I remember it well. I lived up the top end in the prewar (1939) built houses just before the cemetery. I was born over the other side of the road which was Sutton, but moved across in 1939 into one of Grosvenor Estates modern three bed semis. 1947 went to BVGS. Sunday mornings used to go down to the park to watch the football. My father in law a Cornishman born and bred who moved to Plymouth from the county could never get over Birmingham with all its trees and parks. He anticipated dark satanic mills, but got used to the tree lined A38. I have an old picture of Goosemoor Lane which I will try to put on as I need some location identification. Do you remember the big house on the corner of Court Lane and Goosemoor Lane where Hastilows who owned Tudor Rose Coaches used to live?
Hi Onceabrummie.
I share your sentiments once a Brummie always a brummie, I moved away 10years ago to North Devon love Devon but still think a lot about what Birmingham gave me.
The house you were talking about was Hastilows The Removals people, I believe it was themother of Hastilows who sold the house and it was pulled down I think it was in the 1960's, in its place the Built a number of houses and called it Witton Cote.
Haven't been that way for over 20 years.
The girl I married lived just up the road in Abbeyfield Road
Regards Ray
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Hi Onceabrummie.
I share your sentiments once a Brummie always a brummie, I moved away 10years ago to North Devon love Devon but still think a lot about what Birmingham gave me.
The house you were talking about was Hastilows The Removals people, I believe it was themother of Hastilows who sold the house and it was pulled down I think it was in the 1960's, in its place the Built a number of houses and called it Witton Cote.
Haven't been that way for over 20 years.
The girl I married lived just up the road in Abbeyfield Road
Regards Ray
I now live in North Devon, moved to Plymouth first of all and then came up here. Hastilows had removals and the coaches. The daughter used to go to the posh private school in Sutton (blue uniforms I think) but I cannot remember the name. Back to Brum again this weekend as one side of my family lived in the back to backs, Grosvenor Street and Ickneild Port Road, hoping to have a look at them this Saturday. I was delighted to see on my last visit that the Greyhound is still open in Court Lane. Although the shop by the side of it is still there, how many remember 'Davis's ' little shop at the end of the terrace of houses just beyond the pub and Aston Unity Cricket Club...spent many an afternoon down there
Onceabrummie
 

Ray Griffiths

master brummie
I now live in North Devon, moved to Plymouth first of all and then came up here. Hastilows had removals and the coaches. The daughter used to go to the posh private school in Sutton (blue uniforms I think) but I cannot remember the name. Back to Brum again this weekend as one side of my family lived in the back to backs, Grosvenor Street and Ickneild Port Road, hoping to have a look at them this Saturday. I was delighted to see on my last visit that the Greyhound is still open in Court Lane. Although the shop by the side of it is still there, how many remember 'Davis's ' little shop at the end of the terrace of houses just beyond the pub and Aston Unity Cricket Club...spent many an afternoon down there
Onceabrummie
Hi Oncebrummie

What part of North Devon we live Yelland
 
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