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Looked at part of map I have to help locate pub. Coming down from Norton St/Wharf Street then Wharf Lane then Abbey St then by next corner was the pub?

Ray
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
hi foreward
you are probably on about betts,s transport on the corner
old man bett,s lives out by me just down the road
is daughter used to work for us
bett,s have come along way since them days even with there lorries
very much bigger than yesterday when you knew them
best wishes astonian ;;;;;;
 
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Carolynn,

Thanks, the name certainly rang a bell so it could well be right.

Astonian,

Now I've been thinking about Wharf Street, the name Walker Brothers came to mind with regards the transport firm, but?

Ray
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
hi foreward
yes walker brothers with there big brown lorries was the big company they did take the rd up
old man betts was a one band company around those days
he used to park is one or two lories behind some galvanise fencing
at the bottom of the rd and the corner of park rd facing the pub
i am just getting my memory brain into gear because i think the
exchange was further down park rd , ill think on my
brother whom lives in kings heath used to be in there every night of the week with the fishers family and cotterls i am going to brum today to kings norton estate so i will pop around to reeves rd
and asked him to verify it
but yes i had completely forgotten walker brothers they occupied the whole dammed st - didnt they just
speak to you this evening
have a nice day best wishes astonian ;;
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
hi carol
i think you are correct my friend micky caldwell
lived in abbey st . i think the one our friend mentioned by
walkers transport abit further up was the park tavern on
the corner across from some garages
but as i said i will speak to my younger brother roy
he was in there every night with the fishers , cotterills , and
the nottingham sisters whom lives almost oppersite
three doors from those garages
carol , i will let you know , but the more i think about it
i am saying yes .you are right .
best wishes astonian ;;
 
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Thanks for replies, it helps rekindle some memories.

The pub looks somewhat smarter than I knew it, but age and war years no doubts took its toll. For confirmation can you folks recall if there was a Grove almost facing it?

When I first moved there Walker's drivers thought they could leave cab engines running outside our one-room abode - they thought wrong.

Ray
 

maggieuk

The Fairybrain of Brum
Hiya Forward..Yep it was Orford Rd over the road (it looked like a little grove)with a little grocery shop on the corner
 
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Carolynn

master brummie
Going off here a little, but did anyone see Big Brother last night and Lisa's message from home. Did anyone recognise Margaret and Maureen (the twins) who used to live in Whitmore Street?
 

Phil B

Made in Brum
ParkRd 1954b.jpg Park Rd 1954 02.jpg This thread has just caught my attention as I was born and bred in Park Road. What great pictures attached by “Astoness”.
Pict 1 actually shows the entry to the house where I lived. I lived at 2 back of 214, between Wharf Lane and Abbey Street, born 1952 and eventually left in 1969.
There are 3 shops shown in the pictures, the nearest to the viewer belonged to Mr & Mrs Jefferson, who I knew quite well. My father and I use to go fishing with Bill Jefferson. The shop was a Greengrocers and was know locally as “Jeffs”.
The next shop along, on the opposite corner was “Wilkes”, a newsagent. I bought my Beano from here every week.
The 3rd shop, a bit hard to see, was owned by Mrs Wesson and was a sweet shop. I spent a lot of time here.
When I got older the other place I spent a lot of time was the Railway Tavern Pub on the corner of Park Road and Norton Street which is still there.
See attached marked-up pics.
 
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starid

New Member
going back further re. park road /wharf lane.my maternal grandparents lived at 103 park road hockley in 1911 .my father was born in wharf lane in 1909at 4 mount pleasant which was at the top on the right hand side.the family lived there until the middle1940's when my aunt married the person who looked after the barge horses which belonged to the canal carrying firm of leonard leigh whose stables where at the top of wharf lane.do any of you remember this.names in wharf lane where harrison&pitt
Merry xmas to you all Stan
 

bowdler

proper brummie kid
dear phil
i have recently joined this site and was surprise when i came across these pictures of the jefferson greengrocers ...i believe that william (bill) jefferson to be a distant cousin of mine ....as his father was my grt grt uncle i would be pleased to know any info you could share on william (bill) and i think his wife was Elsie regards bowdler
 

Phil B

Made in Brum
Hi Bowdler,

I'm sorry but I don't know much more about Mr & Mrs Jefferson. Yes I think his wife's name was Else and I remember Mr Jefferson to be fairly tall and thin and Mrs Jefferson to be the opposite.
Mr. jefferson was one of the few to own a car in the street. I think it was something like an Austin Cambridge or Oxford (estate type). We used to go fishing in it. Mr Jefferson was co-owner of a fishing pond near Tamworth and he used to stock it up by transferring fish, in an old tin bath, in the back of his car. That's all I can remember.
Phil
 

Carolynn

master brummie
Going back over these posts again - I found the pictures of Park Road great as there is one of 414 Park Road and in 1937 my grandad lived at 416 Park Road. I wonder which side it was of the 414 number?
 

terryb18

Gone but not forgotten R.I.P.
Going back over these posts again - I found the pictures of Park Road great as there is one of 414 Park Road and in 1937 my grandad lived at 416 Park Road. I wonder which side it was of the 414 number?
Looking at the front of 414, It would be the one on the right hand side of it.

Terry
 

juckrala

New Member
Hi Thread, thanks for the pics of Park Rd. I grew up there during, and after the war. My gran had a Fish & Chip shop just below the Exchange Pub. They were wonderful days, fish,chips,faggots, and mushy peas! no computers then, just a bike, and a fishing rod...thats all i needed? bye. juckrala.
 
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