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old hockley pics

Jayell

master brummie
Hi Lyn

I have seen some of these before but I haven't seen the ones of the Lower Pavement at Soho Hill, or the Higher Pavement at Hockley Hill. Thanks for posting these, they were really interesting to see. Difficult to visualise how it used to be when you look at what is there now.

Judy
 

Hockleybrook

proper brummie kid
You have many fascinating pictures, which I thank you for sharing. I lived in Hockleybrook and though I am now a little long in the tooth, not quite as old as your pictures.
I remember The Benyon, The Turks head the policeman standing in the centre of the road directing traffic (good job the traffic wasn't as heavy as now, thought he sometimes took his life in hand then). Izons the chemist and The Coleman sisters who ran the newsagents.
Where do you get all these great old pictures from?
 

Rupert

master brummie
Astoness, the Nineveh Road one is not that old. The guys using a cell phone. Just joking...super photo's thanks.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi hockleybrook..no thanks are needed as i have said before i do get great pleasure in posting the pics..especially when they bring back memories to folk.... lets face it memories are all we have now of most places....oh and of course the pictures that i set so much store by....i collect my pics from everywhere really...from the library archives...out of books from the library such as the hockley ones i have just put on...and i am very lucky to have a few friends who also send me photos...

glad you like them....


lyn
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
rupert...dont do that to me...lol...if i was really tired i could quite easily have fell for that one....

lyn
 

Jules65

master brummie
Great photo's Lyn - thanks for posting them. I especially like the ones of Hockley Hill/Soho Hill. As has been said, it is really hard to visualise that this is how it used to look. I used to work in Naden Road and have to walk up Hockley Hill to the post office. Jules
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
jules and i used to walk down vyse st to the post office...take all the mail...etc...happy days i say.....

lyn
 

Jayell

master brummie
Hi Jules - I used to work on Hockley Hill, and also used to have to walk up to the post office every night after work. This was in the opposite direction to where I lived, so when the mail was posted it was back down Hockley Hill, and then up Soho Hill - kept us fit thought didn't it!

Judy
 
L

Langstraat

Guest
My Mother's family (Haines) lived at 79, Soho Hill opposite Naden Road till it was demolished for the Hockley Flyover
 

stars

master brummie
Hi
Here are a few Hockley photos, they may of been on before.





The building of hockley flyover in 1966
















Regards Stars
 

Shortie

master brummie
That's just how I remember it, or perhaps a little more weary than that, in the early 60's. The bus used to clock in there, the driver used to buy a cup of tea if I remember rightly before he went on his way. Just look at those lovely frocks in the window! Oh for those times again.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Love the dresses in Doyles. Remember having ones like that made of glazed cotton. The material always felt fresh. And sooooo feminine! Viv.
 
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