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Formans rd photos

caggyken

master brummie
HI
Just had a look on GOOGLE EARTH at the shops on the corner of KNOWLE and SOLIHULL RD. They are completly different now to the ones
in the picture. Where did the photo come from in the first place?? You are unable to see the stonework now ,they have been updated???
Ican say for sure that it was not on the corner of BROMYARD orLEOMINSTER roads.
KEN
 

barrie

master brummie
Slightly off topic here, but the adverts at the side of my Explorer page are for houses for sale in Formans Rd and Solihull Rd.

Big Brother is watching us. :blue:
 

Sparkhill Boy

master brummie
Hello Barrie.

Staying off topic I had the same problem with being watched and then targeted with adverts. I moved from google to Startpage a private web search engine.

Graham
 

Siouxhealer

Proud Brummie Descendant
Grrr this is frustrating. The image came from another decendant who knew the people in the image not the location of the shop!

I've tried illustrating what I can see and what's not there.
In Red the bird box finnials I referred to. Therefore a local design feature still present today.

In Blue, the pretty masonry over the door next door does not match :~( While the style of scroll work is common to the area I haven't been able to find ANY that match it. Despite the fact the shop door is probably covered the neighbour's property should still be visible (Unless it has one of those hideous porches tacked over it now!)

Green. The one fact I did spot when staring again for ages, is the double window upstairs on the left side. Obviously the Google earth image doesn't have this. And the wall/ bay window next door on the right of the shop. Again the modern image shows just a one long blank wall.

So it's similar but just not quite there! There's a lot of large buildings/warehouses between Solihull Rd and the Stratford Rd. Maybe it was there and was pulled down?

It's certainly a lot less likely to be any of the buildings at the other end of Formans Rd as they're different in style.

xxx Sioux

 

Phil

Retired Layabout
Basset & Wilson had a shop in Asquith Rd Ward End which was on the corner of Morley Rd No 69 which could very much be the shop in the photo.


Phil
 

Siouxhealer

Proud Brummie Descendant
OH....MY......GOD!!!! HOW?!!! How on earth did you find it?
You're a complete superstar, THANK YOU!

The double window on the upper floor is right, it even has perfect matching scroll masonry over it . The whole building has been plastered so I'd never have found it.
Just leaves the conundrum, when did they swap from Morley Stores to Oaklands Stores in Formans Rd ? (1911 census)

LOL I guess it should be moved from here now then! :~) This site is amazing, for all the help you get, I'm so glad I found you all.

xxx Sioux
 

Siouxhealer

Proud Brummie Descendant
Goodness, I've just realised how close it is to Burney Lane! That's where my Gran (Other side of the family from the shop owners) lived and I spent my childhood visits!!! Considering how big Brum is, it's a small world! :encouragement:

xxx Sioux
 

Phil

Retired Layabout
The information comes from the 1913 edition of Kelly's Trade Directory so the information would be for 1912 so perhaps at that date they were living at Foremans Rd and still trading at Asquith Rd, though it would be a long commute in those days

Phil
 

Siouxhealer

Proud Brummie Descendant
I'm wondering if they started off in Formans Rd, (1911 census) and tried to find somewhere 'closer' to home - wich was Aston & Derritend - if your info comes from after the census. *shrugs* I dunno....I'm just glad you helped me find where it actually was! :~)))


xxx
 

caggyken

master brummie
HI ALL
I have just sent a photo of the shop to a friend. He used to live in FORMANS RD,and is still in touch with a guy
who is 87, and has lived all his life in FORMANS RD. He will take the photo over to him in the near future to see
if he can throw any light on the matter. He would not have been born when the picture was taken ,but the
shop would have been there all his life.
Watch this space.
KEN
 

Siouxhealer

Proud Brummie Descendant
Ken honey, did you miss the previous posts?

Phil solved it. It's in Ward End! on the corners of Asquith Rd & Morley Rd (Hence Morley Stores) they were listed in the 1913 Directory.

So we think the Oaklands Stores, Formans rd, were previous to the photo, as that's the details they gave on the 1911 census.

xxx Sioux
 

banjeauxman

New Member
During the sixties my wife and I lived in Acocks Green, and she worked at Lucas Formans rd, Barbara Parker was her name, anyone remember her?
 

tlittlebabs

New Member
During the sixties my wife and I lived in Acocks Green, and she worked at Lucas Formans rd, Barbara Parker was her name, anyone remember her?
Hi my is Barbara Parsons ,And as a child in the 60's . I lived with my mom and Grandparents in Francis Rd. Acocks Green. My Grandad "Charlie May" worked at Lucas Formans rd for 40 yrs retiring in 1973, my Nan "Ruth May" worked at another Lucas. And I'm pretty sure my mom Doreen May worked at Forman's rd for a short while after leaving school. I will ask her tomorrow. My mom was born in 1940 and I was born 1960.
 

SNOOPY33

New Member
I used to work in the battery factory at Formans Road, for a while, I remember Mr Cooke and a George Atkins. From there I move d to Shaftmoor Lane when Lucas's started the early computer Punch Card System. My Brother Joe Thompson worked on one of the Assembly Lines. Not sure whether it WAS BW3 OR 4.
 
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