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Porchester Street

edmc

proper brummie kid
In the 1910 Kellys no 59 is listed as Mrs Sarah Hodgetts, beer retailer. this could be either a beerhouse (pub) or just an off licence, but the 1901 census lists it as a pub. It seems to have disappeared by the 1912 edition. Below is a map showing no 59 in red.

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="mikejee, post: 666962, member: 3395"]
Hello, I am very interested in this map of Porchester Street, any idea of the date? Do you happen to know about a company called Jones and Willis who I believe were there from 1900? I notice a Joinery Works in the street and wonder if this could be it?
 

edmc

proper brummie kid
Hello, I am new to this site and am very interested in this picture. Do you know what was there before demolition?
Hello again, I have just seen on this site a map of Porchester Street, and can now see where this demolition was, and the houses which were demolished. I am trying to find out about a company called Jones and WIllis who I thought were in Porchester Street from about 1900 and I want to know when they left or if the factory was demolished. No problem.
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Post 3 has some information, as does this thread:
 

edmc

proper brummie kid
In the 1910 Kellys no 59 is listed as Mrs Sarah Hodgetts, beer retailer. this could be either a beerhouse (pub) or just an off licence, but the 1901 census lists it as a pub. It seems to have disappeared by the 1912 edition. Below is a map showing no 59 in red.

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"mikejee, post: 666962, member: 3395"]
Dear mikejee, thank you very much for posting this map - it has answered all my questions about Jones and Willis, as I can see where they were - a little way down Porchester Street at the bottom of the map on the right I can just make out 'Church Furniture Works' and that is J&W YIPPEE!! Now I must find out what is the date of the map, and what happened to the works after that. If you can throw any light on that I would be very grateful, but thanks soooo much for this. I have been searching for some time.
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
edmc
If you hover your mouse symbol over the map it should show that it is labelled c1950. this is publication date, and the survey will refer to before that, probably around 1948
 

edmc

proper brummie kid
edmc
If you hover your mouse symbol over the map it should show that it is labelled c1950. this is publication date, and the survey will refer to before that, probably around 1948
mikejee, post: 683617, member: 3395"]
I'm guessing that the buildings are no longer there? Do you know where I could find more info as to when and if they were demolished, what is there now, when the company came to Porchester St? I am surprised to see them on a map as late as 1948 as I thought the company had folded by then.
regards
 

edmc

proper brummie kid
Hello again Mikejee, referring to this map could you tell me what is written on the building at the far right bottom of the map junction Porchester Street and Summer Lane, I cannot read the name and wonder if you can, looks like '? works'? thanks
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Hello again Mikejee, referring to this map could you tell me what is written on the building at the far right bottom of the map junction Porchester Street and Summer Lane, I cannot read the name and wonder if you can, looks like '? works'? thanks
its says anodising works
 

adap2it

master brummie
its says anodising works
Maybe he is referring to the other "works" on the other side, which says metal works...it was a metal stamping shop where my cousin worked before going to the button factory at the bottom of Furnace Lane.
Dave A
 
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