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prescott st..all saints

Dan, if you know where to look. you can see where Prescott St was
Dan, if you know where to look you can see where Prescott St was.
All the old houses have all gone but where Prescott was its is now Knighstone Av and Capstone Av.

I have shown a number people where Prescott St was. If you look up "Reel street, Cathy come home" you will find some then and now photos.

Hope this is helpful.

Nick S Phillips
 

Dan Bevan

Brummie babby
Dan, if you know where to look you can see where Prescott St was.
All the old houses have all gone but where Prescott was its is now Knighstone Av and Capstone Av.

I have shown a number people where Prescott St was. If you look up "Reel street, Cathy come home" you will find some then and now photos.

Hope this is helpful.

Nick S Phillips
Thanks Nick. My relatives on my mother’s side The Jauncey’s lived on Prescott street around no. 91 in the late 1800s.
 

Boatwoman

knowlegable brummie
My Nan Doris May Owen lived on Prescott Street. At the time of her marriage to Joseph Harris her residence was stated as 3, Back 117, Prescott Street, Brookfields, Birmingham. They got married in 1935. I remember visiting the house before they were knocked down and Nan moved to Great Barr.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
My Nan Doris May Owen lived on Prescott Street. At the time of her marriage to Joseph Harris her residence was stated as 3, Back 117, Prescott Street, Brookfields, Birmingham. They got married in 1935. I remember visiting the house before they were knocked down and Nan moved to Great Barr.

hi boatwoman have you looked at the photos i have posted on this thread closely as many contain people in them..who knows maybe you nan could be in one of them...

lyn
 
My Nan Doris May Owen lived on Prescott Street. At the time of her marriage to Joseph Harris her residence was stated as 3, Back 117, Prescott Street, Brookfields, Birmingham. They got married in 1935. I remember visiting the house before they were knocked down and Nan moved to Great Barr.
If you go to page one (1) you will find a few photos and a map of Prescott St, Part of Prescott still there but its now called Knightstone Ave and Capstone Ave.
If you look up "Reel Street" - Cathy come home, you can find a shot of Prescott St.

Nick S Phillips ‍♂️ .
 

Boatwoman

knowlegable brummie
If you go to page one (1) you will find a few photos and a map of Prescott St, Part of Prescott still there but its now called Knightstone Ave and Capstone Ave.
If you look up "Reel Street" - Cathy come home, you can find a shot of Prescott St.

Nick S Phillips ‍♂️ .
Hi Nick. The photos are amazing and it bought back memories of visiting my Nan and going up the entry to the back of her house. I remember the house, it was basically a two up to down, with the toilet at the bottom of the yard. Nan painted stones to line the path to the toilet, so we could see in the dark the line of the path. The old tin bath used to hang on the wall outside of the back door. It was a dark and damp old house, but she loved it there. They moved her to Richmond Croft, Great Barr, Birmingham, into a new house and she hated it there.
 
Hi Nick. The photos are amazing and it bought back memories of visiting my Nan and going up the entry to the back of her house. I remember the house, it was basically a two up to down, with the toilet at the bottom of the yard. Nan painted stones to line the path to the toilet, so we could see in the dark the line of the path. The old tin bath used to hang on the wall outside of the back door. It was a dark and damp old house, but she loved it there. They moved her to Richmond Croft, Great Barr, Birmingham, into a new house and she hated it there.
Hi ____, pleased the photos brought back some memories, I still occasionally go and check on the area. I think it was a great pity they knocked down all the old houses, with some modification they could have made some great accommodation.

Nick S Phillips ‍♂️.
 

Boatwoman

knowlegable brummie
Hi ____, pleased the photos brought back some memories, I still occasionally go and check on the area. I think it was a great pity they knocked down all the old houses, with some modification they could have made some great accommodation.

Nick S Phillips ‍♂️.
Hi Nick. Now I maybe remembering it wrong, but was the old Aston Villa Football ground nearby?
 
Hi Nick. Now I maybe remembering it wrong, but was the old Aston Villa Football ground nearby?
Hi_____, back then if you went to a football game you would pay cash at the gate, my brother ( five years older then I ) on Saturdays we would often go to a game, we did not mind if it was :- Aston Villa, West Brom or B'ham City, we were back street kids so walked using a bus was to expensive and you would never even think of using a bus.
Aston Villa was around three (3) mile walk.

We went to Handsworth new road school, walking home after school with one Old penny in our pockets.

Nick S Phillips ‍♂️.
 
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Boatwoman

knowlegable brummie
Hi_____, back then if you went to a football game you would pay cash at the gate, my brother ( five years older then I ) on Saturdays we would often go to a game, we did not mind if it was :- Aston Villa, West Brom or B'ham City, we were back street kids so walked using a bus was to expensive and you would never even think of using a bus.
Aston Villa was around three (3) mile walk.

We went to Handsworth new road school, walking home after schoolwas a Old penny in our pockets.

Nick S Phillips ‍♂️.
For some reason I got it into my head their ground was at the bottom of my Nan's road :). My mum went to Handsworth New Road Girls School.
 
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