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Slade Rd Erdington Garage 1940/50s

Mike Fisher

Billesley Boy
Can anyone tell me the name of a garage in Slade Rd Erdington between the Star Picture House and the Brookvale Public House.(130-166 Slade Rd from directories)

A picture of the cinema or pub would be good
 

Shera

true brummie
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

in 1950 kellys theres a "slade road services garage" but this is at 360 slade road.
 

jennyann

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Staff member
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

I don't remember there being a garage between The Star and The Brookvale Pub. I remember a tall wall between the two. As Shera mentions there
was a garage at 360 Slade Road. This I remember and it was there for many years probably into the l960's or even l970's
 

chocks2

master brummie
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

Mike.
I lived just off Slade Rd from 1958 to 1967 and I honestly don't remember a garage where you mentioned. I do remember that part of the old cinema was used as a used car lot and there were often cars on the car park up for sale. Sorry but I can't remember the name of the company.
The Garage that Shera mentioned was "Bonners" and that was on the corner of Slade and Victoria Rd's. Sorry I can't be of any more help.
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

If it`s the one near Victoria, I know someone who worked there, and have a pic somewhere Dave
 

jennyann

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Staff member
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

Hi chocks2: I remember the garage at Victoria and Slade Road being Bonners. Thanks for reminding me. There is still a garage at 360 Slade Road called Marsh Lane Autos according to the Internet. Also, I remember there being cars for sale at the Brookvale Pub end of the The Star's frontage and
as mentioned previously the whole place became a car showroom and then closed down.
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

This was in May 2006, the older pic will take more time to find
 

jennyann

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Staff member
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

Wow Dave...that's it. I think it may have had a few owners over the
years. I always remember trying to look into the upper office from the 65 bus. Thanks for posting that picture so fast.
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

More

My mate Ray second from the left, behind the young one

1958
 

jennyann

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Staff member
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

Great photo Dave....some of those people look familiar...most of them probably lived not far away.
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

Thanks jennyann, but I should have stated thats Ray`s pic, Thanks to Ray
 

chocks2

master brummie
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

Far right is Norman Bonner, the owner until about 1970 or so
 

lencops

gone but not forgotten
Re: Garge in Slade Rd Erdington 1940/50s

Morning Dave, Knew you would post the pic of Ray and fellow garage workers, Slade Rd, could not find my copy, well done!. Len.
 
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