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Nechells Park Road.

Phil

Retired Layabout
Ivor

As requested on the Stuart Street thread, here are two images that might be what you are looking for, one shows Nechells Park Road from Stella Street looking toward Stuart Street. The other is taken from Trevor Street looking toward High Park and Nechells Place.

Nechells Nechells Park Rd at Stella St.jpg Nechells Park rd, Trevor st.[1].jpg
 

Debsy

Debsy
John

It's never worth that much, I have seen it advertised at much less than that in the past. Anyway it's the junction of Butlin Street & Nechells Park Road. Perhaps you might recognise it from this 1970's photo.

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Phil, the pic of Nechells Park Road/Butlin Street takes me right back,

Does anyone remember Smiths Newsagent just down from Mansells, I used to get my comics from there every week - Jackie, Mandy - think they used to be out on a Thursday! Mr and Mrs Smith used to have bull dogs, they used to jump up above the counter and scare me witless.

Further down there was a chemist, Mom would get me some Lucozade from there when I wasn't well, and somewhere by the corner of Malvern Hill Road was a sweet shop called ? Whittal's.
 

Debsy

Debsy
Hi again - don't worry - Astoness has just this evening posted a really helpful map on the Holborn Hill thread which shows Stella Street right there - it was an L shaped street between Stuart Street and Nechells Park Road. Brilliant pics!
 

Debsy

Debsy
Too late Debsy I was already posting this map.

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Thanks Phil! Just trying to work out which of the two maps is the oldest - your map above shows the War Memorial on the corner of Stuart Street/Nechells Park Road so must be after 1918. What I didn't know, there was a playing fields on other side of Long Acre - and a school - probably attached to St Joseph's?
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
debs have you found this map site yet..just move the blue dot back and forth to see what was there then and what is there now...type in the st or road you want..type in what background map i usually use ESRI WORLD IMAGARY...type in the year of map you want..i mainly choose OS SIX INCH 1888 to 1913...below is the link to the site and ive left it set on the area we are talking about...then just move the blue left to right...you can move the map around to go wherever you wish...ive spent many hours on this site as it does become addictive:D

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=52.5022&lon=-1.8697&layers=6&b=1
 

Debsy

Debsy
Lyn what can I say - what a great tool - can't believe it's free! Yes I can see this is going to become quite addictive.

Thank you!
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
oh it will addictive debs..ive had many a late night travelling around brum using these maps dont forget its not just brum you can go all over the country for instance if you move the map over to the right a bit to the corner of nechells park road and stanley road you will see that is where the vicarage was move the blue dot and it will show that the vicarage is now gone and in its place is a nursing home where our mom and dad where...enjoy:)
 
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philbee

birmingham born and bred
Thanks Phil! Just trying to work out which of the two maps is the oldest - your map above shows the War Memorial on the corner of Stuart Street/Nechells Park Road so must be after 1918. What I didn't know, there was a playing fields on other side of Long Acre - and a school - probably attached to St Joseph's?
Hi debs The playing field shown on the map was johnnie wrights playing field it had big green gates that seemed permenantly closed but didnt stop the kids getting over we lived across the road at 3baka162 long acre.
Philbee
 

Debsy

Debsy
Wow. Does anyone know where the "Cornies" or "Corneys" was? Mum used to talk about playing down the Cornies, I got the impression it was somewhere in the Johnnie Wright's area?
 

mw0njm.

Brummie Dude
debs have you found this map site yet..just move the blue dot back and forth to see what was there then and what is there now...type in the st or road you want..type in what background map i usually use ESRI WORLD IMAGARY...type in the year of map you want..i mainly choose OS SIX INCH 1888 to 1913...below is the link to the site and ive left it set on the area we are talking about...then just move the blue left to right...you can move the map around to go wherever you wish...ive spent many hours on this site as it does become addictive:D

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=52.5022&lon=-1.8697&layers=6&b=1
fantasic tool lyn thanks. at last i have a map of the old gasworks /line
 

Ivor Williams

master brummie
Phil, the pic of Nechells Park Road/Butlin Street takes me right back,

Does anyone remember Smiths Newsagent just down from Mansells, I used to get my comics from there every week - Jackie, Mandy - think they used to be out on a Thursday! Mr and Mrs Smith used to have bull dogs, they used to jump up above the counter and scare me witless.

Further down there was a chemist, Mom would get me some Lucozade from there when I wasn't well, and somewhere by the corner of Malvern Hill Road was a sweet shop called ? Whittal's.
 

Ivor Williams

master brummie
I have written this to correct my error. There were two shops on the horse road owned by the Mansells. A grocery shop on the diagonal corner to the swimming baths and a wool shop on the corner of Butlin Street.
 
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