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Kingstanding

Morturn

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I also recall a story about a man who lived on Kings Road who murdered his wife, cut her body up, and put the parts down the cavity wall in the entry.

I was told it was somewhere opposite the mount pub
 

Ex Staff Member {Maggies}

proper brummie kid
Hello Vikki,
I haven't read every thread on Kingstanding on this site so I don't know if you have already got the information that you wanted a number of years ago.
You were enquiring about the location of Warren Farm.
If you walk down the Charlton Road from Hawthorn Road (when Warren Farm existed, Hawthorn Road was known as Short Heath Lane) to the far side of Norbiton Road and stand on that corner, the back gardens of the houses that stand on the corner of Charlton Road and Norbiton Road are built on top of Warren Farm foundations.
It used to stand at the end of what was known as Holly Lane (Kingstanding Road was also called Holly Lane at the time.
Charlton Road follows, more or less, the route of Holly Lane.
There used to be a large body of water on Warren Farm land called Lodge Pool, the island that now stands at the bottom of the hill in Warren Farm Road is built on top of a filled in Lodge Pool.
Augustine Lewis Wells, my Great Uncle, owned and farmed Warren Farm until his death in 1934.
With best wishes from Rod.
 

skellyele

proper brummie kid
My mum during the later part of ww2 talks of having worked for Birmingham Corporation as a nursery nurse at the day nursery in Kingstanding called the Circle Day Nursery does anyone recall such a place i have seen some photographs of her in her uniform with the children but not of the front outside of the building .Stared early in the mornings when the women went to work in the munitions factory
 
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MiriamB

master brummie
Hello Skelly - I used to take my two younger brothers to a childs nursery in Good Way Road - just off Hawthorn road before I went to Dulwich Rd. Sec, School. Miriam.
 

Vivienne14

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Vivienne14

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Staff member
For years I've tired to remember exactly were there was a nursery (the plantsman type) along Kingstanding Road. Now I've just spotted this on Google maps and think it might be the place. This spot is just along from Old Oscott Hill, heading towards the Circle. Does anyone know if this was once a nursery? We used to buy plants, shrubs etc from there, maybe even our Christmas tree. I did wonder if it was part of a farm, but we definitely used to go in through a gate off K'standing Rd. I'm talking about it being there in the mid/late 1950s. Viv.

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oldMohawk

master brummie
I think the nursery was the white hut building in this photo of the Goodway Rd / Kingstanding Rd junction. Originally second photo posted in #271.
Maybe the lady standing at the bus stop has just picked up her child from there ....

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MiriamB

master brummie
HELLO MOHARK. i REMEMBER THE VIEW ON THE PICTURE VERY WELL - SO MANY COLD MORNINGS T TAKE MY BROTHERS TO THE NURSARY BEFORE GOING TO SCHOOL. mIRIAM.
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
I can see our sons house at the top of the hill on the photo Phil. They have an extra room built on top now though. Hi Miriam. xx
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Hi Miriam.
I used to be taken past the nursery on the way to my Nans. We lived on the Beeches Estate and used to walk up Goodway Rd. I think the old Drill Hall is also in the photo and there was a Co Op milk depot, I remember all the horses lined up from the milk carts.
Phil
 

skellyele

proper brummie kid
Yes Bingo ! thats it thank you so much the white building is definalty the building in my mums photographs all i need to do know is if possible find anyone who used to work there . Thank you so much cant Waite to tell her .
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Hi Jean,
I seem to remember a deep sand pit behind the houses on Dyas Hill. Not much traffic in the photo - seems a peaceful view even though it was taken in WW2 !
Phil
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Some features I often notice in old pics are the old GPO Telegraph Poles - in the photo in #1091 each pole has 14 bars and each bar had maybe 4 wires so a barrier of 56 wires birds had watch out for.
In the road I lived in my kite got snagged on telephone wires, it was up there for months.
 

Vivienne14

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Staff member
Thanks all for your interesting posts. Think I've probably mislead you - I'm looking for the gardening variety of nursery not the little cherubs variety!! But all the same, you've added some nice memories to the thread. Viv.
 

MiriamB

master brummie
Hello Phil. Yes. I remember the Co Op milk depot.. and if I am right, later on the building became something to do with income tax ..... very vague, but a friend of those years ago used to work there. Miriam.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Hello Miriam,
I can't remember what the building became. I've just had a look around the on Google Streetview and can see a very large nursery on the corner, and what I knew as the Drill Hall may still have something to do with the Territorial Army because I can see a Union Flag in front of the building but can't read any notice boards.
Phil
 

MiriamB

master brummie
Hello Phil. Remember the drill hall - When I was a 'Gel' many moons ago - I remember going to a dance there. I knew a certain person would be going so I dressed my self 'up to the nines' - He never batted an eyelid! didn't fancy me, I expect
but I still remember himto day.!!!!!!!! Miriam.
 
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