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Kingsbury Rd, Erdington

zzf00l

master brummie
Interesting map... the letter 'e' in Birches is I think the Farm entrance which may have become Birches Green Rd. The later OS Map around 1908 I think shows it more clearly as well as the Farm buildings (in my photo) and the position of the pond.
 

zzf00l

master brummie
That's the one David.. I was only 5 yrs out ha! So, 1913 map showing no houses in that portion of Kingsbury Rd. By 1917 No. 441 plus others were already built. They were owned by Dunlop to meet the needs of their management team (the houses with bay windows) coincidentally the house numbers corresponded with the particular managers Dunlop phone extension!
 

Patsi

knowlegable brummie
Would anyone happen to have a picture of our old house 100 Kingsbury Road?

We lived there from the middle 1940's untill the 1950's and I attended Riland Road School until we moved to Stockland Green.

It was a very large house with attic rooms and huge gardens, in it's day it would have been a grand 'big house' double fronted with a rather grand entrance porch and a double drive.......I know it was later demolished to make way for two blocks of flats that were built on the grounds.

No one in the family has a photo of this lovely old house that holds so many happy memories of my childhood.:blue: I would love to see it again.
 

jennyann

master brummie
Staff member
Just a thought that some of you from the surrounding area must surely remember the Burr family!!! There were 5 kid's... Alex & Barbara B1941 Roger & Marian B1946 and Myself Ian B1953... we all went to Birches Green school Alex and Roger then went to Moor End Lane school Barbara and Marian to Fentham school and I went to Paget Rd Sec Mod.
 

jennyann

master brummie
Staff member
I know this is an old post but I did remember Barbara Burr from Fentham School where I attended.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
And I love this one. Afraid no date. But look at those wonderful thatched cottages. No idea where this would be on Kingsbury Road, doesn't look familiar to me. It may not be Birmingham of course, but it's labelled as Birminggam on eBay. If it's not B'ham shall remove it. Be interested to find out if it is. Viv.

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Radiorails

master brummie
Kingsbury Road is a very long road it appears, running from Gravelly Hill almost to Kingsbury. so it could be anywhere along that road particularly as the photos are before the time of dual carriageways and the M6. However, the second photo (Post 32) does have a little affinity to the first one (Post 31) I believe.
 

Brenda Hollyoak

New Member
I grew up in 123 Kingsbury Road during the 1970s, a semi detached house over 3 floors which had servant bells along with a rich history. I am seeking to investigate its history because it seems that the house was built by the Rackhams family back in the early 1900s which indicates that there is more to the house and Erdington at that time . Is there that knows of the social history of that time and can enlighten us all on what were the social mores of that time.
 

Brenda Hollyoak

New Member
Would anyone happen to have a picture of our old house 100 Kingsbury Road?

We lived there from the middle 1940's untill the 1950's and I attended Riland Road School until we moved to Stockland Green.

It was a very large house with attic rooms and huge gardens, in it's day it would have been a grand 'big house' double fronted with a rather grand entrance porch and a double drive.......I know it was later demolished to make way for two blocks of flats that were built on the grounds.

No one in the family has a photo of this lovely old house that holds so many happy memories of my childhood.:blue: I would love to see it again.
I lived at 123 Kingsbury Rd, were you on the posh Cul de Sac ?
 
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