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Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook

NigelP

New Member
I'm interested in knowing when Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook was bombed during the Second World War. I've come across a photo on nos 9 & 11 which was produced by a jobbing photographer from Cardiff who sold 5 prints to the householder sometime in the 1920s. I know the early numbers in the street were flattened but I haven't been able to identify on what date this was. Can anyone help?
 

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mikejee

Super Moderator
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Below is a map which c 1950, which shows that 9, and 11 were still there then

map c1950 gladstone st showing nos 9 and 11.jpg
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
plus according to the BARRA site the road was hit in 1940 back of100 had quite a few injuries...


Last NameForename(s)Date of InjuryLocation of InjuryAgeCivil Defence Status
VaughanAgnes Boyd12/12/1940Back 100 Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook34CivilianView
VaughanConrad12/12/1940Back 100 Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook3CivilianView
VaughanGeorge12/12/1940Back 100 Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook38CivilianView
VaughanJane12/12/1940Back 100 Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook8CivilianView
VaughanNoreen12/12/1940Back 100 Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook10CivilianView
VaughanThora12/12/1940Back 100 Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook0CivilianView
WelchJames12/12/1940Back 100 Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook23Civilian
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Sorry. Actually it's not even Gladstone Road, but Street !!. But, as the CORRECT map below shows, the statement was true, even if not the map

map c1950 gladstone road ashowing nos 9,11.jpg
 

NigelP

New Member
Sorry. Actually it's not even Gladstone Road, but Street !!. But, as the CORRECT map below shows, the statement was true, even if not the map

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Interesting. Thanks. So they did survive the war only to be swept away in a post war redevelopment - modern maps show number 25 as being the lowest numbered Victorian house left. I wonder if they were standing but bomb damaged and ready for the wrecking ball anyway?
 

RobT

master brummie
Map here shows bombs dropped on 19th & 20th November 1940 on Gladstone Road

bombing Gladstone Road 19-20 NOV 1940.JPGbirmingham bombing 19-20 Nov 1940 small heath bordesley sparkhill areas.jpg
 
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pjmburns

master brummie
The 1960 and 1965 e rolls for Gladstone Road (Sparkbrook Ward) list people at number 1 and then number 9, 11 and so on. 1952 map does not show a number 1?
Those are the last I can access online.
 
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pjmburns

master brummie
Interestingly on the 1939 e roll the record starts at number 9 so no idea where number 1 came from.
Just a thought, was number 1 the start of the new houses?
 
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NigelP

New Member
Interestingly on the 1939 e roll the record starts at number 9 so no idea where number 1 came from.
Just a thought, was number 1 the start of the new houses?
The 1939 Register does have an entry for number 1 but it's blank and there is a V next to the number, vacant?
 

devonjim

master brummie
My great grand parents lived within the area shown by RobT, on the corner of Medlicott Rd. and Abbotsford Rd., amazingly the house is still there today(GoogleMap) makes you appreciate what a lottery it was for our relatives to live at that time.
 
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