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Saltley & Alum Rock

Alf

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Nice one Macca, I had a Aunt & Uncle in Alum Rock & the same in Saltley,
and we visited them a lot after the War.
 

dav19390

master brummie
Thanks for posting the pictures.

The one of Alum Rock Road was taken from the top of the hill leading down to Saltley and Nechells. The church in the right foreground was a Methodist church and had a boy scout pack attached that met in the church hall at the rear. This was in the 1950s but the photo must have been much earlier - not a car in sight!
 

Icarus

Ancient Brummie
Thanks for posting those piccies, Macca. Brings back memories of when I was 'The man from the Pru' for much of the Alum Rock area in the 50's. :)
 

Bobbygee

knowlegable brummie
Hi Macca. I join others in thanking you for the pictures. The top right-hand pic on the 15th posting is of High Street, Saltley. I was born in the flat above the shop shown on the left-hand side of the road, on the corner of Gate Street. The shop below was Strutts the Chemist.
 

Rupert

master brummie
I don't know what year the Alum rock road shot was but it was before my time. I can't remember a church there but down the road on the right hand side looks like it might be the entrance to Wright Road and it looks for all the world like Ted Haynes green grocer on the corner.
 

Macca

master brummie
Sorry Paul I don't have a picture of Cranby Road I'm not even sure exactly where that is? I grew up on Farndon Road, up the the other end, although I had friends 'down the rock'. I'll sort through my other postcards when I get chance, see what else I've got.

Macca
 

John Young

master brummie
Hi Macca , just to say thanks for the good researching & excellent photos,
I remember those streets from 60,s-70,s, lots of m8,s down thataway,
Cheers m8, JohnY
 

Rupert

master brummie
Macca, the road off to the right on the washwood Heath Road shot was Leigh Road I believe and the Church...was it St. Marks. I think it was Highfield off to the left, leading up to the bridge across the railway.
 

Paul Higgins

master brummie
Sorry Paul I don't have a picture of Cranby Road I'm not even sure exactly where that is? I grew up on Farndon Road, up the the other end, although I had friends 'down the rock'. I'll sort through my other postcards when I get chance, see what else I've got.

Macca
OK, thanks Macca. Here's a Google Earth image of Cranby Street and Farndon Road. They're not too far away from each other!
 

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