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Kingstanding

Goffy

master brummie
Just enjoyed your video Dave M, we've not been around Kingstanding for quite a while, although our dentist is still on Collingwood Drive.
From Kingstanding Circle to the Trees on the Queslett rd, you took the shortcut along Kings Road, The old 29A bus route took you up Kettlehouse Road, were I used to Live, and on over Bandywood. A great drive to watch though, and we must make an effort to go and see Barr Beacon again, not been there for years and its only about ten minutes from here. Thanks Dave M
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Just enjoyed your video Dave M, we've not been around Kingstanding for quite a while, although our dentist is still on Collingwood Drive.
From Kingstanding Circle to the Trees on the Queslett rd, you took the shortcut along Kings Road, The old 29A bus route took you up Kettlehouse Road, were I used to Live, and on over Bandywood. A great drive to watch though, and we must make an effort to go and see Barr Beacon again, not been there for years and its only about ten minutes from here. Thanks Dave M


Used the 29A lots of times, pity about the speed humps, good to see my old school still being used.
 

Goffy

master brummie
Dave M, The school you mentioned, was that the one on Collingwood drive ? If so I think it is a Medical centre now, When we lived up on Frampton Way our doctors surgery was in that building. Speed Bumps, they are everywhere now, I was surprised to see them along there, being a bus route, or is it now ?
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Goffy that is where a dog ran out in front of our car as we were going over one of the speed bumps and Pete slapped his breaks on and I ended up with whiplash. You are right they are everywhere now!.
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Dave M, The school you mentioned, was that the one on Collingwood drive ? If so I think it is a Medical centre now, When we lived up on Frampton Way our doctors surgery was in that building. Speed Bumps, they are everywhere now, I was surprised to see them along there, being a bus route, or is it now ?


Goffy yes thats the one, I left there early 1959. think they call it, collingwood community centre, stll on the bus routes.
 

ypauly

knowlegable brummie
This thread has really opened my eyes, and I thought they were already open. I have spent most of my adult lif in and around Kingstanding and desite livin in the shadow of the new oscott college and my daughter attend cardinal wiseman school I had no idea there was an earlier college and even less idea that it still existed.

If it wasn't 1 o'clock in the morning I would be there now looking at it.



I bought my first houd on Landswood close which was built in the lat 60's early seventies behind sidcup road on the side of a hill now known as the kingstanding beacon . I believe in earlier times it was know as the pimple, and the other side of this was finchly road. Now I notice on those old maps "welshmans hill" could that be the same place and if so why would a hill be named as such right in the middle of Kingstanding?
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi pau...i am just round the corner from sidcup and the hill is still known locally as the pimple...


lyn
 

ypauly

knowlegable brummie
hi pau...i am just round the corner from sidcup and the hill is still known locally as the pimple...


lyn
Good morning Astoness, the entrance shown on the pic is where I got the kingstanding beacon from as it is in the iron works above that entrance. Maybe the council had a go at changing what it is called for some reason or maybe they didn't want to comission signs sayin pimple lol.
 

ypauly

knowlegable brummie
kingstanding beacon sign.jpg

My house was on the next alley to this picture. It is strange how the locals have one name and the council officials have another. I am/was originally from pipe hayes so tending to use the more official name more.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Hi ypauly. Not sure if the pimple was Welshman's Hill. Welshman's Hill was supposed to be named because of the livestock that was driven from Wales along Chester Road and on to the markets in the Midlands. But someone else may know more. Viv.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Good morning Astoness, the entrance shown on the pic is where I got the kingstanding beacon from as it is in the iron works above that entrance. Maybe the council had a go at changing what it is called for some reason or maybe they didn't want to comission signs sayin pimple lol.

hi paul...you could well be right about that lol.

lyn
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Thanks for that ypauly. We are not far from there and I had heard that rumor too. Will ask our local councilor to see if he knows?. Jean.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
I also think there was a girl or a young woman murdered in the fields by the school - before the school was built. The murder would have been in the late 50s or early 60s. I remember my mum and dad talking about it. Viv.
 

bren

master brummie
I bought my first houd on Landswood close which was built in the lat 60's early seventies behind sidcup road on the side of a hill now known as the kingstanding beacon . I believe in earlier times it was know as the pimple, and the other side of this was finchly road. Now I notice on those old maps "welshmans hill" could that be the same place and if so why would a hill be named as such right in the middle of Kingstanding?

Welshmans Hill and the "Pimple" are not the same place, Welshmans Hill is halfway between the Bush and Banners Gate on the Chester Rd and yes, you will find it on old and modern maps. The Pimple was allotments bordered by Finchly, Sidcup, Ellerton and Danesbury Cres, the place doesn't feature on any old maps i have seen and as others have said i think the name was a local name for the place.


bren
 

josietrue

gone but not forgotten
there was a little girl named sheila attwood age 11 years who lived in caversham road was murdered in 1951 the man who murdered her lived next
door to her he was hanged at winson green prison in 1952
 

josietrue

gone but not forgotten
i agree there is a picture of her poor mother with the police looking at a garment she was wearing that poor mother to lose a child is heart breaking but to have one murdered must have tore her apart
 
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