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Thanks for the picture of Ellesmere Road - my grandmother lived there until she died in 1970. Many happy memories of this road. I am looking for pictures of the bottom of the Rock - Shops by St. Saviours School - Reg Sales shop - we lived back of the shop until 1958 this was number 28 and my grandparents had the shop number 32 Alum Rock Road.
A few shots of Saltley and Alum Rock. The one that comes to mind mostly for me is the one of the number 8 bus stop at the junction of Adderley Rd and High St.
I remember running to catch a number 8 bus as it was in the 60's I was wearing a pair of Cuban heel boots (remember them) Well I slipped and slid halfway under the bus just as it was about to pull away. I have never moved so fast before or since, I was out of there like lightening, and I never even caught the bus.
The first on is the Adderley Rd one taken in 1955
The second one is High St taken 1960
The third one is Nansen Rd
The forth one is Pelham Rd
The Last is Woodwells Rd taken in 1957
Great pictures Phil. I have just found out about a cousin Christopher Parton who was living in Havelock Road around 1964. I don't know how long he lived there or if he went to a local school. He would be 64 now. If anyone knows or knew him please send me an IM, thanks.
Wonderful photo's Phill. Particularly like the one of The Gate...the inner circle 8 buses. I rode around that corner on the Washwood Heath tram and bus so many times. I would be in my last year of school in 55. To be viewing that from here via this media...would be a nice theme for one of Di Poppets sketches. The Gate after all is a landmark for many here.
Here are a few more pics of Saltley that I have sorted out.
The first one is the High St taken in 1961
The second one is the junction of Parkfield Rd and Couchman Rd in 1955
The third is Reginald Rd 1973
The next is the High St again in 1950
The last is an early one of Highfield Rd no date I'm afraid.
Very fine shots with the trams. The Highfield road shot is an oldie and am trying to position where it was on that road. Anyway I suppose you had to ride down the centre of the road when the milkman had been by. Whoops...I am thinking about left hand drive.
Fantastic pics pmc. I went to the Rosary at the top of Parkfield Road and remember well the shop on the corner of Parkfield and Couchman Roads, it was run by two sisters. In the summer it would be packed full of kids buying their homemade ice lollies. The Highfield road shot was taken from the Alum Rock Road end. Just out of shot on the right hand side would have been Jesters stores. I have a similar pc taken around the same time that shows Jesters.
Hi PMC (dont know your name),
I am just looking at some photos of Alum Rock you posted in December. One I love is the road I was born in and lived in till I was 24, Reginald Road. Its a great photo. They are all fantastic, thank you.