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Newtons Coach Company. Franchise Street.

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
:confused: Can anyone remember the name of the coach company in Franchise street Perry Barr?. My nans garden used to face their big brick wall. That's it in the background. :confused: Bye. Jean.
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Newtons coach co.

:grinsmile: Thanks Colin. I've been trying to remember ever since I found some old photo's of my nan and myself. That's me the older child. When I stayed at my nans the coaches used to wake me up in the morning. Bye for now. Jean. ps Did you know anyone from the street?.
 

motorman-mike

Brum visitor who stayed.
Jean, Here is a photo of the only Newton's coach to be kept and run when Bowen's took them over in 1964.
(It's a 1962 Bedford. Two other Newton's coaches went over to Bowen's subsidery company, Arnold's Coaches at Tamworth).
Mike
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Thanks for that Mike. When I stayed with nan they used to keep us awake half the night valleting the coaches and their bright lights shone into the bedrooms. [Boxes]. Jean.
 

motorman-mike

Brum visitor who stayed.
You'd be glad of them lights soon Jean. They were probably brighter than the things we'll be forced to use soon and look how many shillings it saved your Nan in the meter :smile2:
Mike
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
That's true Mike. They used to have their radio on all night too it has brought back some memories. Bye. Jnea. [Sorry couldn't resist ] one.
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Mike the one thing those lights came in handy for was when you visited the loo at the top of nans yard. Never needed a torch. Jean.
 

motorman-mike

Brum visitor who stayed.
Jean, was those lights bright enough to read the squares of newspaper with string through the corner hanging from a nail in the loo. Used to have outside loo when I lived in Alum Rock and over in Billesley later. Nothing worse than start reading something interesting and couldn't find the square with the rest of it on cos somebody had used it LOL.
Mike
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Sure were Mike I could tell you a funny story but about a young man who was reading the paper in the next loo oh fiddle sticks I will anyway. He was looking at a photo of a pretty lady and talking to her apologised for using her picture for you know what. :D:D. I remember sniggering as I was only about twelve years young then. Jean.
 

motorman-mike

Brum visitor who stayed.
JEAN! :dft005: :blush:lol and you only 12!
Can't stop chuckling. As the News of the World used to say 'All human life is here'
Mike
 
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cathrays

proper brummie kid
Re: Newtons coach co.

Jean

I was born - and my nan lived - next door to Newtons Coaches at 46 Franchise St. My nan's name was Rose Edwards. What number on Franchise St was your nan's?


Ray
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Hi my nan lived at 3/36 Franchise street and if you go back to #1 you will see my nan my cousin myself and the coach company in the background. My nan was Emily [Pemmy] Taplin/Rowley. My cousins lived next door to nan till the houses were demolished. They are Jill and Ann Taplin and they had a best friend by the name of Marie. Their mom and dads names were Norman and Freda. Hope this helps. :thumbsup: TTFN. Jean.
 

cathrays

proper brummie kid
Thanks Jean

I left Franchise St when I was 5. My memories are VERY hazy and I am trying to make sense of what little I can remember. I'm sure my Nan and Mum would remember your people. After all they only lived a few doors away but alas they are both long since gone. I enjoyed your photos.

Ray
 

Ditcheat

New Member
Hi, I lived with my parents and grandmother at 44 Franchise Street until early 1960, when the side wall of the house collapsed one sunny day, and we were relocated to Nechells. The house provided the one side of the entrance to what was then Nash's coaches (still going as far as I know). My parents were always complaining about the rent they paid to 'Old Man Nash' !!!
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Hi Ditcheat my nan lived at three back of thirty six the other side of the coach company. She was there till the houses were demolished. I am not sure about the Nash's coach company though. Jean.
 

Claribel

master brummie
Nash's coaches were in Raglan Road Smethwick, just off Cape Hill.
Hi Ditcheat my nan lived at three back of thirty six the other side of the coach company. She was there till the houses were demolished. I am not sure about the Nash's coach company though. Jean.
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
What was the name of the Franchise street company Claribel please. someone did answer the question but I am afraid I have forgot. It will come to me I am sure. Jean
 
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