Yes Mike, it did appear the water supply was probably added later, it had the date 1905 over the entry, I presume that was the date they were built. Eric
Did Hercules cycles become part of Hercules manor mills at some time. My mum & I think my dad worked there.ON the other side of the road and lower down, I started my 2nd job aged 15 at Hercules Cycles in May 1945, the year and month the war in Europe finished. Eric
I remember Ernie Rowley's shop. My dad used to work up the road from the shop at williams's waste. I never liked going in there as he scared me, as did his wife (who looked like she needed a shave). Never liked the smell either.I put this one on some time ago Lynn, it's the famous 'Snuffy Rowleys', he sold everything under the sun, from 'potmenders' to 'Fennings little healers', in the late forties, early fifties I fetched my dads' sporting buff and 10 woodbines from Ernies, he also sold an amazing range of snuff and tobacco, it was dead opposite the post office and Mountfords' cake shop.
Spent many lovely friday night in there when they used to have a reggae night. They were great times in waterworks street & in the church tavern. I miss those days, but seeing photo's like this, those wonderful memories come flooding back. Thank you stars for sharing & helping me remember the good aston times.Hi Bazzm & Morturn
I put this one on, as i wonderd if you may have popped in here for a drink.
I used to work at your dad's factory for a few years, (if I remember rightly, it was around 1972). If my memory serves well, it was called A J Williams, (some called it Falstaff's). Really loved working there, & loved the Christmas parties every year. There were 2 sisters who worked there with me, & they lived just off Gravelly hill. I fancied one of them, but spent a lot of time with her sister. My mum used to have a few of the money boxes & christening beakers when I worked there. Sadly lost them when she passed away.My father had his factory on Litchfield , road Williams brothers / Falstaff house made sliver plated item cutlery ect .
Hello Skellyele. I used to work at Falstaffs when I lived in Waterworks Street. I was a packer. Really loved my job there & enjoyed the christmas parties that was arranged every year. I can remember 2 sisters who worked with me. They came from Erdington. I can still remember their names (which is surprising, as it has been such a long time ago). Their names was Elaine & Jackie White. I fancied Jackie, but apparently Elaine fancied me. Oh how I miss those days.My father had his factory on Litchfield , road Williams brothers / Falstaff house made sliver plated item cutlery ect .
Hello Zambodini. It must have been Aston Hall Road, as in Waterworks Street, there was just houses, with a couple of shops, including a chippy, though I lived in waterworks street & worked in Priory Road, I do not recall ever seeing the name Repco, I was liveing in Waterworks Street around this time.Not in Lichfield Rd, but my wife used to work at Repco which was down a road off it. May have been Waterwork Rd or Aston Hall Road. Long time ago, as they were building Spaghetti at the time. Probably around 1968.
Hello Zambodini. I vaguely remember seeing the name Repco engineering down Priory road. I worked at the Hermetic Rubber company with my uncle. Been such a long time ago, my memory is not as good as it used to be. Sadly, only certain places I do remember well.Hi Michael, it could have been Priory Road. Repco Engineering was the full name. They had a creche where my wife worked. She said they could see the workmen on the start of Spaghetti, I guess where it joins with the Expressway.