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Park Road Hockley

ken wilkes

proper brummie kid
Hello Ken, You mention Roger Adams, do you ever remember him having a Bond 3-wheeler? Regards RobT
a motor cycle about 1963 then in 1967 he had a triumph tr4a sports car.First time i did over the ton in a car.! last time i saw him.Didn't he emigrate to Australia?.regards Ken
 
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ken wilkes

proper brummie kid
Hi just noticed you said paper shop - would that be Westons corner of Goode Street and Park Road ? Stewi
No,it was Wilkes the paper shop corner of park road and wharf lane.After school i served in the shop and also did a paper round.Regards Ken
 
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Stewi Stewi

proper brummie kid
Hi Astonia, I am sorry I dont remember a Carol Fisher. (The only Fisher I recall was Miss Fisher at Hockley Pentecostal Church on The flat) It seemed that Carol was a very popular name at the time. I remember Carol Gregory and Carol Jones. The people who owned the shop were called Munro. Also turning left onto Park Road from Abbey street there was another little grocers shop with an entry next to it, and then my cousin lived the other side of the entry there name was Timmins.
 

Stewi Stewi

proper brummie kid
Hi yes I also remember Ms Fisher at penticostal- very talkative and a nice lady - i remember she used to give me a bag of sweets whenever i went to the church - suppose that why i remember her so well - thanks for the memory stewi
 

ken wilkes

proper brummie kid
Roger lived at 254.After we left school only saw him a few times.Please see comments elswhere about bike and spor
Hi. My name is Roger Moody and I lived at 253 Park Road from1948 until 1962. The car Bill Jefforson had was a 1938 Austin 18 which he sold to me in 1961 for£20. I used to help him in the mornings getting his fruit and veg outside and of a Christmas help him dress his turkeys. We backed onto Soho Pool Wharf and of a night we were rocked to sleep by the sound of the trains shunting. if I can be of any help in what you are looking for please get in touch. Roger.
Do i know you? I am Ken from across the road in paper shop .did you know D.erek wardle or Lauraine Heath .?What was the name of lad that helped Mr Jeff ? (hope you can help) Regards Ken
 

RobT

master brummie
a motor cycle about 1963 then in 1967 he had a triumph tr4a sports car.First time i did over the ton in a car.! last time i saw him.Didn't he emigrate to Australia?.regards Ken
Hello Ken, Would fit, I reckon I bought a 3 wheeler Bond Car from him in about 1962, did he go to Handsworth Grammar?
regards RobT
 

Stewi Stewi

proper brummie kid
I have a friend who lived in Park Road - she does not have a computer so she won't have seen this. Her father ran the pub near Factory Road, I think it was called The Railway or The Engine or something similar. Her name was Susan Jenkins. Came from quite a large family, Dot, Maurice (Mossy), Shirley, Linda, Barry - cannot remember the others. Does anyone remember this family? I also had a friend whom I lost touch with who lived on The Pleck, which was near the railway bridge, her name was Carolyn Walker. I have been trying for ages to locate her, but although I know she lived at Frankley for some time, she seems to have moved away and I cannot trace her. Any help would be very appreciated.

Shortie
Hi shortie - Sorry I did not realise your post went back to 2011 - re-response to the Jenkins family Railway/Engine Pub on Park Road - Stewi
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Most kids homed in on Button 'B', so there was only a chance that you had not been usurped. Even so every now and again someone found themselves in luck. I bet many adults did it as well.
 
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Stewi Stewi

proper brummie kid
Roger lived at 254.After we left school only saw him a few times.Please see comments elswhere about bike and spor

Do i know you? I am Ken from across the road in paper shop .did you know D.erek wardle or Lauraine Heath .?What was the name of lad that helped Mr Jeff ? (hope you can help) Regards Ken
Hi Ken yes I remember Laurain Heath - carnt remember jeff though - Stewi
 
I lived at 3/150 up an entry my mom was deaf and my dad deaf and dumb. cant say that anymore. Lived next door to a lovely indian family, lovely son of theirs we called little joe or joey and a family called the Snyders at the top.
My name is Roy Simpson
 

lost family

proper brummie kid
Hi Rog - many thanks for the maps. Had to smile when I saw the 'Lunatic Asylum', don't think in these PC days that would be allowed now!. My uncle Joe was a nurse there, he lived in Bacchus Road so did not have far to go to work. Talking of Bacchus Road I always remember using the baths there as we had no running hot water, it was a tanner for the smallest piece of soap you have ever seen and a council towel that was as stiff as a board. Me and my mate Stan Wassell (remember him) used to double up so we would save a tanner and the attendant would regulate the amount of hot water you had with an allen key that fitted the tap!. Happy days, take care, Tony
Not sure how i ended up and this thread . Must be a sharp needle out there. Bacchus Road. was there a cafe right nextdoor or is it the same road as w. green prison. I can remember leaning over a garden wall and there was a big drop. to a yard. family owned the cafe but its a bit of a blurrrr
 
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