Hi ! It was a Shetland pony called Christmas presented by Chipperfield Circus The Convent has since been demolished to make way for a new housing estate. My biggest regret was not taking any photos of the place.You must have been there when we moved into Tollhouse road in 1961 & our garden backed onto the convent grounds, I remember the horse ( or was it a Donkey?) that Charlie Chester had presented them with & you could hear the hum of the Austin factory all night long including the steam shunting engines in the goods yard
Hi Polly,Hi Tony,
Your memory is very good! Going from Longbridge Island Nazareth House was on the right of Lickey Road and much further along (quite a long walk for a 9 year old) Cofton Park is on the left.
I will keep looking for photos for you.
Hi Tony, I am still looking for a picture for you. I was in Bromsgrove library on monday and asked the staff but they think if there are any pictures they will be at Birmingham Library.Hi Polly,
Hope you are well. Any luck with finding more photos of Nazareth House? Iv'e had a few responces but not as many as I hoped for.There must be some evidence of such a beautiful old building somewhere mustn't there?
Hi Tony, sorry I have been away and have only just noticed your reply.WOW!
Yes this is it!!! Thank you so much. I feel quite emotional (how daft is that!) This was taken before the landscaping had matured I guess because when I was there it seemed more established. To the left of the building was where we used to play when we weren't in school. Behind the building I remember there was a laundry , we used to play in there and hide from the nuns! This was an early photo because there was a slightly more modern church built immediately to the right the brickwork didn't match the rest of the building.
Thank you so much Polly please keep in touch! Tony.