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Lichfield Road Aston

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Hi ellbrown, it is a sad picture isn't it? According to my Bartholemew's Atlas, 1933, Lichfield Road only went as far as Aston X and then up to Aston Brook Street it was Aston Road North and then Aston Road - I can't remember which road runs to the side of the Vine but I think it's on what was Aston Road. Hope that makes sense.
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
yes quite correct Lynn sandy lane to the left hand side of it and park street to the right and my auntie edith and cousins the marsden family lived ten doors from the pub on the park street and i was born and raised abot six hundred yards from the pub on lichfield road and uncle frank marsden from wigan worked at Ansels as a drayman for many many years and along from the vine pub about 80 yards was our grand fathers shop the coffee shop where all the familys from our terrace celebrated the queens coronation inside there it was a large shop with two floors with the top one at the back of the shop with two billiard tables and later in years he sold it to the lady s parents whom called her self flower girl years ago on this forum whom lived local to the shop they lived in a bunch of house with there front gardens on the front of lichfield road just along from the vine pub my mother went barby when her father came across and said he sold it to a member of the family he only soldit and the other coffee shops because her mother was the business lady and her finance and when she died he had acces to do so and he had a lady companion so sooner she was burried and i will not name her because she is known to certain members personaly on this forum and they spent all his money and my mother went balistic at him best wishes to all Astonian,,
 

ellbrown

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Hi ellbrown, it is a sad picture isn't it? According to my Bartholemew's Atlas, 1933, Lichfield Road only went as far as Aston X and then up to Aston Brook Street it was Aston Road North and then Aston Road - I can't remember which road runs to the side of the Vine but I think it's on what was Aston Road. Hope that makes sense.
As of 2017 Lichfield Road runs parallel with the Aston Expressway.

This below is from Google Maps.

Lichfield Rd.jpg
 

Astoness

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Lady Penelope

master brummie
Since the 'weed and wardrobe' episode I believe it was owned by the same person who owned The Hairy Lemon chain. I seem to remember there was some trouble and it closed down as happened with the one in High Street, Erdington, formerly The Roebuck.
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Thanks Lyn, I'll study that later. So glad Aston Road North is still there - I have a picture I want to post of a shop on that road but I'm having trouble - not unusual! Will try re-scanning it. Should it go somewhere else as it's not Lichfield Road?
 

Radiorails

master brummie
This is, of course, the double edged sword of supermarkets. Everyone finds them convenient and low priced (usually).
But it has meant that many towns are now full of charity style shops, empty shops, cafes or take away places. Also the supermarket and convenience stores shelves groan with alcohol products. The off-licence (jug and bottle this way) did good trade at one time especially for those who were considered by some uncharitable folks as "secret drinkers". :eek:
 

stever_51

Brummie babby
hey everyone...

I wonder if anyone can help me, I half heartedly started looking at a births deaths and marriage records website earlier what is now yesterday evening and 9 hours later I have come across an entry in the 1891 census for my grandfather,great grandfather and great great grandsather who were all living under the same roof at "28 Ct Hse 14 Lichfield Rd".

I would be very grateful if anyone could help me as to where this was along the Lichfield Road, what sort of house it was, did it have it's own water supply, bathroom and so on.

For what it is worth the family name was Onions, there were 6 people living at the address three of whom were working - My great great grandfather was a Japanner, my great grandfather was a metal roller (brass) and the third chap was his brother in law, a Thomas Hastings, who was also a metal roller (brass).

Any help anyone could give me would be much appreciated.

I am from the other side of the city originally (Quinton) but I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread all the same.

thanks
Steve
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
steve
It was between Sutherland St & Waterworks St, and the actual house is shown in red on the map. the court, and that house was still there till the clearances of the 1960s. It can be seen to be a back to back. Originally it would not have had its own water, and is unlikely to have ever had a bathroom. The toilets would have been shared with others in the court, and , I think, would have been the little set of small squares almost opposite no 14 .

map c 1889 showing no14 court 28 lichfield road.jpg
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
Mike, I had the unfortunate experience of living in a back to back from 1956 to 1961 and like you stated we had no bathroom and there were 4 outside toilets between 12 houses but we did have running water and sink at the top of the cellar steps. This was also in Aston, 4/128 Vicarage Rd to be exact. Eric
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Eric.
I realise that, but I did say "originally", by which I meant when the houses were built. I should have added, but did not, that water would probably have been installed late in the 1800s and may have been installed by 1891. Thank you for pointing thgat out
 

Vivienne14

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Barnum and Bailey Circus parade along Lichfield Road (from the Shoothill site). The National Library of Scotland superimposed maps show the section in the image has totally disappeared - see red dot. Viv.

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