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Queslett Road Great Barr

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Wendy

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What a small world my grandmother moved from Queslet Road (the house was next to the garage, just up from The Scott Arms) to Waddington Avenue. Her brother Thomas Smith lived in Jayshaw Avenue he was a manager at Salters Springs. My Aunt and Uncle Jim Caldecott lived in Gorse Farm Road. I used to walk from my grans house through a gully to Gorse Farm Road. My nan always told me to watch the horse road on this journey. Non of the family are now in the area my uncle died three years ago and sadly my aunt is now in a home in Sutton.
 

Di.Poppitt

master brummie
It is a small world Wendy, I loved being in Hamstead because a lot of the family were there. Now there isn't one of us lving there, or in fact not many of us living anywhere!! The place was full of gully's, we used to cut off Old Walsall Road and nip across a field into another Uncle's house in Jayshaw Avenue. The field is full of houses now.
 

brumgum

Proud to be a Brummie!
What a small world my grandmother moved from Queslet Road (the house was next to the garage, just up from The Scott Arms) to Waddington Avenue. Her brother Thomas Smith lived in Jayshaw Avenue he was a manager at Salters Springs. My Aunt and Uncle Jim Caldecott lived in Gorse Farm Road. I used to walk from my grans house through a gully to Gorse Farm Road. My nan always told me to watch the horse road on this journey. Non of the family are now in the area my uncle died three years ago and sadly my aunt is now in a home in Sutton.
I know that gully, always a bit hobbledy gobbledy !. Nice area to grow up in, my old School..

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aken from the nature reserve that local residents help create..

https://www.lnr.naturalengland.org.uk/Special/lnr/lnr_details.asp?ID= 179
 

dek carr

gone but not forgotten
What a small world my grandmother moved from Queslet Road (the house was next to the garage, just up from The Scott Arms) to Waddington Avenue. Her brother Thomas Smith lived in Jayshaw Avenue he was a manager at Salters Springs. My Aunt and Uncle Jim Caldecott lived in Gorse Farm Road. I used to walk from my grans house through a gully to Gorse Farm Road. My nan always told me to watch the horse road on this journey. Non of the family are now in the area my uncle died three years ago and sadly my aunt is now in a home in Sutton.
The garage was Hawleys there is now an apartment block on there named "Hawleys Court"
 

HarryR

proper brummie kid
I have received a letter from a lady in New Zealand enclosing the attached picture. It is not very good as it is a photocopy. She would like to know if I can identify where the photo was taken!! She assumes because the name on the side of the house was Queslett it was taken in Queslett Road, Great Barr. Her grandfather James Q. Richards lived at 81 Queslett Road 1938-1949 and then 20 Mildenhall Road Birmingham between 1950-1960. She thinks the lady is one Molly Minchin and the picture was taken sometime in the 1960s.

I moved to near the Scott Arms in the late '60s and can remember that there were some cottages on the right hand side of Queslett Road near Scott Arms. Whether it is one of these I don't know, although to me it looks like a new building which makes me wonder if it is some flats or something like that. Anyway, any help that anybody can give would be appreciated.View attachment 78843
I knew Mr Richards! He lived with Mrs Atkins and Granny . We lived in No22 and my brother and I used to go through the hedge to 'raid the cupboard', get sweets!
 
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