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Erdington

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Hi Again Green Genes, I think I've got confused (it happens a lot!) and I thought you meant the other picture. In your post #618 you mention Leaholme and I used to live just round the corner from there. I expect you have seen the picture in 'Images of England, Erdington, Volume II'. If not there is a lovely picture of Leaholme and also one of the garden with croquet on the lawn. Let me know if you haven't seen these and I'll scan them for you.
 

Green Genes

Brummie babby
Hi Again Green Genes, I think I've got confused (it happens a lot!) and I thought you meant the other picture. In your post #618 you mention Leaholme and I used to live just round the corner from there. I expect you have seen the picture in 'Images of England, Erdington, Volume II'. If not there is a lovely picture of Leaholme and also one of the garden with croquet on the lawn. Let me know if you haven't seen these and I'll scan them for you.
Oh, I can't remember seeing it. Yes, I live very close to Leaholme, or the patch where it used to be, it's very interesting. The Erdington one that is, there are a few jotted around the West Midlands - seems the Leesons named several houses Leaholme!
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Hi again, I've had a new printer and scanner so I'm afraid this is the best I can do at the moment. Hopefully somebody can improve it for you. They usually do - very nice people on this forum.

I understand that the man in the picture is a Mr Davis.

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Green Genes

Brummie babby
Hi again, I've had a new printer and scanner so I'm afraid this is the best I can do at the moment. Hopefully somebody can improve it for you. They usually do - very nice people on this forum.

I understand that the man in the picture is a Mr Davis.

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Thanks Lady P, that's amazing! Really interesting to see the house in situ without the infill/Court Farm development surrounding it. It's hard to imagine the setting when you only know the site as a fenced off plot. That's really brilliant :)
 

Lorna Quorn

Brummie babby
This thread deals with Erdington High Street and the old Village Green. There are other specific threads with links below which may be of interest.

St Barnabas Church https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/st-barnabas-church-erdington.9445/page-17

Erdington Post Office on the Green https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/for...dington-post-office-on-the-green.44035/page-4

Erdington Picture House https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/erdington-picture-house.47214/page-2

Reservoir Road Erdington

https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/reservoir-road-erdington.49127/

Station Road Erdington
https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/station-road-erdington.34058/

Pype Hayes https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/pype-hayes.33062/


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Thoroughly enjoying looking at the old photos of Erdington. Both my parents were born there in 1911. My Mother in Wilton Road (she went to Aston Commercial School) and My father in Marsh Lane and I believe he went Osborne Rd. School. My grandmother (May Davies)used to take in washing from the police station at the corner of Wilton Road. I do have one lovely memory of my Nan singing "Oh for The Wings of a Dove" at the Women's Guild...all a long time ago!
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
On the Green with the Library (centre) and to the right the Birmingham City (?) and Midland Bank. Possibly 1910/20s. Still a bank (HSBC - or was) but the building’s been replaced with a non-descript modern design. Viv.

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Can’t get the comparable modern Google Streetview due to pedestrianisation. Viv.
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