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Lozells Street

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jude b

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Hi,
I'm new to this forum and didn't realize that I could insert photographs - what a great place!
An ancestor of mine, Louisa Powell ran a sweet shop at 185, Lozells Street. Does anyone remember the shop or the family? Is the shop still there in any form?
Thanks for all help so far,
jude b
 
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Wendy

Guest
Hello Jude b thanks for posting the picture of Louisa's shop. My gt grandfather had a bakery in Burbury Street just off the Lozells Road and the building is still there. I have posted a picture on another thread.
 

gadge

Brummie babby
My Grandfather lived on the corner of Clifford street and Lozells street, looking on the map of the 1950's the shop would have been six doors down.he must have frequented the shop. All the houses are now demolished.
 
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jude b

Guest
Thanks for getting back to me. It's always the same isn't it, you finally find where an ancestor lived, only to find it's now gone. I'm glad your grandfather bought his sweets there anyway!
 

Biddy

Brum History
Hello Jude, Thank you so much for posting your picture. What date would you estimate when it was taken? My grt grandfather lived at 15 Lozells Rd corner of Cheyne Walk which I think still stands. In 1890-1910 was a boot & shoe makers shop. A grt uncle lived at 162 Lozells Rd in 1901. I was born in Hartington Rd just round the corner from a Woolworths and a butchers shop on the other corner - everything was very handy in those days. No cars needed to go shopping!
 

gadge

Brummie babby
My other memories of Lozells street in the 1950's, was the lady who used to sell toffee apples whoe lived opposite us. Our back double gates were in Lozells street although our house faced Clifford Street ( no 158 ) My other memories are of the rag and bone man. I am sure there was a park at the bottom of Lozells street, can anybdy help.
 
Gadge, Your gates would have been opposite where this picture was taken. Yates family lived on the corner in 60s. I also lived in Clifford St.
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gadge

Brummie babby
Hi Topsyturvey, thankyou for the photograph, We must have left Clifford Street in about 1958/59. The photograph rings a bell. I would be about 5 years old. My Grandfathers house in Clifford Street was on the corner of Clifford Street and Lozells Road, It used to be a corner shop, but was not used when we lived their, big frontage though. I have an old map of the area if you would like me to scan it and post. Thankyou again, time certainly flies !
 
Gadge we moved in No 176 Clifford St in 1959 just below where your house would have been,in fact i remember the family that must have moved in after you. The park at the bottom of Lozells St was called Burbury Park. If you put the name of it in the search above there is a picture of it .
 

extech

New Member
I lived at 185 Lozells St until 1956 the large shop window was still in place but the rest of the house had been altered for us to live there. I have no pictures of the area so could someone put them on again please.
 

simply red

proper brummie kid
As I lived in Wills Street, I knew Lozells Street very well. In fact, I was a pupil at Lozells Steet School. I remember a sweet shop, which was owned by an elderly lady, on the corner of Wills Street and Lozells Street. Is that the shop you are referring to?
 

simply red

proper brummie kid
I'm sorry I don't have any photos of the shop, but I do remember being a little afraid of her as a young child! I also remember she had a number of large jars of boiled sweets.I used to sometimes buy sherbet dips, sweet cigarettes, sweet matches and wagon wheels and liqourice from her.
 
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BernardR

Guest
Maggie please see notice near top of page. Photos were lost when hackers attacked the forum. Members are reposting as and when they come across photos.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4

I can't see this pic why
 
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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Thanks Lyn. And this may be one of the 'lost' photos from this thread. It's a view of the street taken in 1967. The present day view shows all these houses have now gone and replaced by newer ones. Viv.
 

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