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Kingstanding

Trident

Trident
No the 33 bus ran down Warren farm road.
The Number 28 bus used to run down Dyas road across Birdbrook road then up to the terminus at Aldridge road and Dyas road. if you got off the Bus at the Terminus turned right you would pass Aldridge road school. then on to the old horns Pub

We could see that school from our house but we had to go to Dulwich road snr school I lived in Atlantic road from 1936 to 1970. regards Al.
 
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Trident

Trident
You might be able to spot your house in the aerial pic shown in the post quoted below .... :)
the pic is a forum link and is only visible if logged in
Thanks for the map. Yes regarding the gap between the houses I believe the builders found it too steep to build on at the time so picked the easy ones, that site was built on in late 60s or early 70s when they used concrete raft instead of footings, they just leveled it out to a gentle slope then cast a slab, then built on that.
looking at your map our house was the first to the left of the gap, Al.
 

Eric Gibson

master brummie
I have at times used all of those buses, the 29 terminated at Kingstanding circle, 29A at Pheasey Estate, 33 at Finchley Road/Kings Road, 28 at Hawthorn Road (when I were a lad), later extended on through to Aldridge Road.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
As a youngster I also used all of those buses and when I was very young I was taken on a 33 which was towing a 'producer gas and coke' trailer. It struggled up the hill to Greenholm Road were we caught it, made it's way to just past Goodway Road, but then came to a halt by the drill hall and could not make it up the hill to Hawthorn Road.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Remember that incline (and others) along Kingstanding Road in the snow. They often had trouble getting up the hill. You always had to be prepared to get off and walk. Viv.
 

Diane1947

knowlegable brummie
My Sisters Brenda and Gertrude and I lived with my Mother and Father at 106 Atlantic road, next to our house there was some waste land known as the dip opposite the Dip there was a right of way through to Kingstanding Road, this was a short cut To and from Cranborne road school and the 29 bus stop for people who lived in Birdbrook Rd Rodlington Ave and the back of the houses on one side of Corbridge ave ( I think that was the name , its been a long time ago since I was in that aria. Al.
Looking at a earlier post of yours I believe your Sister Brenda was a friend of my late Sister Jean when they were teenagers .regards Diane
 

Trident

Trident
Hi Diane, I do remember one of my Sisters friends by the name of Jean Perks or something like that, would that have been your sister? Al.
 

Trident

Trident
Had a breakthrough on this today, I’ve now found the name of the nursery: Grasmere Nurseries. Seems they sold a lot of shrubs, just as I remember in the 1950s/60s. They seem to have opened on a Sunday. I have a very vague memory of going there on a Sunday morning followed by Sunday School at the Settlement, then home for Sunday lunch.

In the 1940s they seem to have bought up lots of turf. Maybe this is when the gardening/home improvement movement got going.

The first advert is from 1965, the second two from 1948.

Viv.
 

Trident

Trident
I bilevel the land behind that nursery was part of the old Ryans farm he was the brother of Miss Ryan who that had the post office and paper shop, further along on the opposite side of the road near the Hare and Hounds Pub there were several cottages either side of the P.O. me and my sister used to deliver newspapers from the paper shop.
I have a photo of the cottages somewhere but cant put my finger on it at present
 

Trident

Trident
Yep Eric, I also remember the pigs and the sties, also the sheds behind the shop, some with farm machinery in them.
My paper round was from the shop along the kingstanding road to Hotspure road then back upto Harringay road and then Stretham grove. Thursdays the big day with all the magazines. Al.
 

Trident

Trident
Looking at a earlier post of yours I believe your Sister Brenda was a friend of my late Sister Jean when they were teenagers .regards Diane
Hi Diane
I spoke to my sister Brenda on the phone yesterday and she came up with lots of information, One she was a very close friend of your sister Jean, in fact they went to Switzerland together and by all accounts had quite a ball, she also remembers you and your Mother very well also that your family lived next door but one to her husband's family. Mick and Brenda now live in Great Barr.
You would probably know that Mick's two brothers (I cant remember there names) have both passed away.
she has asked me to pass on her regards.
 

Trident

Trident
As reported elsewhere on BHF the trials were a government attempt to save fuel but a total failure.
Hi,
I also remember the Gas trailers the buses towed also that some cars had large gas bag on there roof, I don't know how that came about unless they were government vehicles as I think petrol was strictly rationed at that time and was also coloured, White for private cars and red for commercial vehicles.
 
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