David, thanks for the added knowledge. I was unaware of the Harborne Heath link, but it makes sense. This forum is great. We know what we know, but often, others know more. In my family (I was born in Milford Road), Harborne was always referred to affectionately as 'the village', and even though it had already been sucked into the wider Brum conurbation, it still had a distinct identity.Sorry BrumBum but my turn to be picky. However I agree that the the Stumps or Mews is correctly Albert Walk. It is because I could not remember the correct name that I have not commented on it before. But what is now the High Street used to be called Heath Lane as it ran across Harborne Heath. The west end was known as Town End and the far end by the Green Man was the Heath End.