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Hampden Street

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
I have the two photographs below. Both are taken of one end of Hampden St when the area was being demolished, but am not sure at which end they were taken, Wenman St or Vincent St. Can anyone help?

Mike



 

Phil

Retired Layabout
Hi mikejee,

They are both at the junction of Hampden Street and Wenman Street at the bottom of a hill that I rode down hundreds of times on my soapbox go cart.

Phil
 

ringo39

New Member
I lived at 23 Hampden st and when imarried my wife i lived at No 1 , my wife lived in 56 weman st 2doors from the shop.it brings back happy memories .
 

jacko

brummie lad
The blue shopped front was the fish shop if i recall right and just down from that was the old wenman street boys club which was never opened while i lived in the street

JACKO
 

ringo39

New Member
hi jacko
i lived in 23 hampden street in 1941 till 1959 and when i got married in 1960 i moved to 1 hampden street, the shop you remember was a green grocers owned by mrs kay,we moved from hampden street about 1963 and down to mary street , the boys club was still open in the fifties.
all for now
ringo39
 

jacko

brummie lad
HI RINGO
That blue coloured shop became a fish shop and must have changed when mrs kay sold it?

JACKO
 

jhunter

knowlegable brummie
Thank you for information on Hampden Street. My mother was born at no. 25 in 1913. Her mother Sarah Jones was servant, living with a William Rea at that time. Does anyone have any more information on her or the road etc?? Thank you
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Thanks bernie. Never had that problem before. It works fine with google chrome and firefox, but aol just gives box with file size saying click . when I do this i just get red cross in corner of screen. still doesn't matter as other browsers are ok,
 

jukebox

Engineer Brummie
Reading a large number of reports on this problem, the fault seems to lie with Internet Explorer. If I right click on the place where the image should be and 'Save Picture As' to anywhere on the computer it can then be opened! Best thing would be to convert the picture to a jpg and repost it.

.........5 minutes later! I have noticed that when I saved the picture it saved as a jpg, not a gif so it appears that something is changing the extension on your file from jpg to gif. This has also been mentioned in the reports I've read but I haven't yet found anyone who has come up with a solution!
 

pudding

master brummie
Hi jacko and all, I have open the file of photo in google and saved the file as its original file then opened in a photo program which I then converted to a jpg file so here it is on internet Explorer

mrs compton.jpg

hope you don't mind. pud
 

Phil

Retired Layabout
Carolina

Hampden St was in Balsall Heath at one time, it ran downhill from Vincent St to Wenman St. I lived just over the road from it in Vincent Street with my grandparents just after I was born and now and again throughout my younger life. I attach a very early map, before the bombing of WW2.

Phil
 

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castalla

master brummie
My Great Great Grandfather 1811 to 1888, lived at Hampden Street Ballsall Heath, (probate records ) anybody got any pics of area then and now ¿ . and if you know where this road is please
 
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