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Irving Street

oldMohawk

master brummie
See my edit note in the post above.
There is already a pic of The Dolphin in post#14 and here is another clearer version of the same pic. Unfortunately no date but adverts show information about an election.
The Dolphin Irving St.jpg
 
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Malvernian

master brummie
Vivienne - you're cropping up all over the forum today - I too was born in Irving Street - in 1949 at 1/66 - Mac Joseph, of Old Ladywood website fame, has put some of my early life in Irving Street into print in his "Birmingham - We Lived Back To Back" book - Bill - PS - and I think that's Maureen Smith and her mom on page 121?
 
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Mick Johnston

proper brummie kid
Great photo. We lived about 15 houses down from the Dolphin at 185 from about 1950 until 1959. The names and places I recall are endless. This forum is a gem.
 

Lisa Buckley

Brummie babby
I hope you don't mind me using your map, but does anyone know where on that map 8/105 Grove Terrace, Irving Street would be please?
 

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mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Lisa
Anyone is welcome to use any map I post . 8/105 would be house no 8 behind no 105 on the map. However, the map in my earlier post is from the 1950s, when the houses concerned had been demolished. Below is a map c1905 which shows the court in question with the house still standing in green. I am afraid it is not very clear, as the site I normally access maps from is having problems at the moment , and his is part of a larger map I had saved for another purpose
map c1889 showing court back of no 105.jpg
 

Lisa Buckley

Brummie babby
Lisa
Anyone is welcome to use any map I post . 8/105 would be house no 8 behind no 105 on the map. However, the map in my earlier post is from the 1950s, when the houses concerned had been demolished. Below is a map c1905 which shows the court in question with the house still standing in green. I am afraid it is not very clear, as the site I normally access maps from is having problems at the moment , and his is part of a larger map I had saved for another purpose
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Thank you so much!
 

Jimc4078

Brummie babby
Hi, I lived here in the 1950's 8 back of 159 Irving Street also known as the limes. I had a very happy childhood here and it was a very close community, I used to go Bristol st. school at the bottom of the road which is where the academy stands now. they where victorian house's and we used a tin bath, there was a brew house where mum used to do the washing every Monday.
Hi Anabel,

Hope you still get notification of this.. it's been some years since you were online.

My dad lived at number 2 at the back of 159 Irving Street.. he was born in 1947...

Wonder if you were there with him?
 
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