OldBrit in Exile
That's where we played as boys, Johnny Headford The Brooks twins Robin Kendall all gone now I guess happy days.
Getting confusing. Jim thanks. I have been given a contact at Solihull Council. They referred to old O.S. maps of the area. They also resolved another problem related to exactly when houses were built in Lyndon Road and it now seems certain our house (in our section of Lyndon Road) was built on a green-field site in 1937. I had found a record, pre-dating this, of a family living at 279 Lyndon Road on the 1901 Census. This made me wonder if "our" house was a new house replacing an existing one. It turns out that the family concerned were the 279th family to locate in the area and in fact, did not live at No 279. They were a farming family and we believe they may have lived on a farm near where Chapel Fields School now stands or closer to Olton near where Lyndon Road joins Richmond Road. There also seems to be another farm located opposite where Coverdale Road joins Lyndon Road where the Lyndon Road shops are. I am beginning to think that may have been the farm that had the milking sheds opposite us. Jim and Viv, thank you both for your input. OldBrummie.