Great photo, thanks Lyn. Unusual shape to the section curving round onto Rocky Lane. Of all the photos we’ve seen of Latham’s so far, they seemed to favour corner plots for their shops. Viv.
Lots interest and much of the past here; apart from the clock and the public library (minus small spire), which is probably no longer a library, little seems left. I notice a Woolworth store and a National Provincial Bank? I date it late 1960's. Incidentally the NP Bank merged with the Westminster in 1970 to form todays NatWest Bank.
I used to work there at the Kingstanding Rd branch in the 80s and 90s. I remember when we used to get a new range of net curtain in & the candy stripe bed sheets in the spring and there would be a rush to buy them. I regularly meet with some of the old staff including L.Latham.
i lived in nechells. mom used to get the oilcloth from there.i remember it standing on end by the window. after mom bought it.the next-door neighbour would collect it on his hand cart.My Grandfather Fred McGuirk working in Latham's drapery shop in Nechells in the 1960s. My mother lived with her parents in the flat over the Glebe Farm Road Lathams. Apparently Mr Latham offered Frederick the flat because he was a hard worker and a respected member of staff. The family lived there from the 1930's for over 18 years then later moved to Earlswood.
Lathams also had a shop at the Poolway Shopping Centre on the Meadway, Sheldon. John.Weirdly long before I started researching my family history I lived in Stechford and often used to go to Glebe Farm, not knowing that one of my ancestors had a shop there. Anyone any idea when the Latham’s shops closed?