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Perry Barr Army Huts 1948 onwards....

Michael walker

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There were two army camp's.one either side of the Walsall road?. There was Perry hall camp, the other was Perry Barr camp.Perry Hall backed on to the railway track.Perry Barr backed on to the canal. We moved out in 1951 from Perry Hall. We moved into a beautiful new council house in Booth's lane.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
1947 aerial view of the army huts next to the boating pool in Perry Barr park and some other small military looking buildings around that circular path to the left the huts.
ArmyHuts PerryBarrPark1947.JPG
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Perry Barr Park was an anti-aircraft base which had turn-style like rotating guns and was also the base for large searchlights .
As a very young child I used sit in the air raid shelter listening to those AA guns firing and the sounds of bits of shrapnel from their shells dropping all around and next morning all the kids in the road used to rush out to see who could find the largest pieces which were very jagged and sharp.
 

Doris Willis

Brummie babby
Anyone know who to cotact about the Home Guard in Perry Barr? I am trying to put together a surprise package of info and photos for husbands 70th birthday as his Dad was a Home Guard when he worked at Tucker Eyelets on the Walsall Road. If there are any books etc that would be great.
 
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Welcome Janet to the forum and thanks for your memories about the huts in Perry Hall Park. I always like reading about those times of my childhood playing in the park. I am a little puzzled about your mention of the huts being right by the lake and a nearby canal and wonder whether you were in the nearby Perry Park. I've attached a 1945 aerial view of that park and there appear to be huts near to the lake and you can see the canal. There are many memories on the forum in other threads of the area around the parks.
oldmohawk
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THE ARMY HUTS IN PERRY BARR PARK. CLOSE TO THE ROWING BOAT LAKE AND THE CANAL. NOT PERRY HALL PARLK
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
THE ARMY HUTS IN PERRY BARR PARK. CLOSE TO THE ROWING BOAT LAKE AND THE CANAL. NOT PERRY HALL PARLK
It should be obvious from various posts I have made that I am well aware of where the army huts were in Perry Barr Park and also some huts in Perry Hall Park. See the posts below with the photos that I posted.
A photo showing me in a rowing boat on the Perry Barr Park lake and I would have been seeing the huts behind my mother when she took the photo. Underneath the photo is a link to my post.
Rowing_Boat__Perry_Barr_Park_1940s.jpg
https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/perry-barr.3525/post-172898

An aerial photo showing the huts in Perry Hall Park. The rectangle shape near top centre is the paddle boat moat. Underneath the photo is a click link to my post.
Perry_Hall_Park_1945.jpg
https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/for...barr-army-huts-1948-onwards.37452/post-430796

An aerial view of the huts in Perry Barr Park. Houses on the Beeches Estate can be seen in the photo. Underneath the photo is a link to my post.
ww2PerryPark.jpg
https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/perry-park.26170/post-712452

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