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LaytonLily

proper brummie kid
I am new to this site and am not sure how to post a query or question - so please re-direct me if this is not it !

I wonder if anyone has photographs of the following :

Whites Removals in Oliver Street, Birmingham - their vans or premises - 1935 - 1945 time

Thompsons fruit and vegetable shop in Sutton Street - I think in Aston Cross - ditto

Bomb damage in 2nd WW around the Small Heath - Coventry Road - Blake Lane area

I am putting together a book of my parents life, or rather re-creating one I did for their 50th wedding anniversary. My father worked at White removals and Thompsons fruit / greengrocery around the times indicated.

Thank you for any help - if no photographs perhaps point me to books which might help ?
 

LaytonLily

proper brummie kid
Many thanks for providing the photos of Whites and Thompsons and the advice about searching for others. I did have a really good photo of Thompsons, with the staff and some customers standing outside, showing the open displays of fruit and veg, a wonderful display including about 50 bunches of bananas hanging down. I suppose it might have been around 1935. Cannot remember where I found it though ! I can use the photos here, so thank you.
 

john knight

signman
I remember Whites ,Oliver Street very well, just round the corner from Cromwell Street, no photos though, used to walk past nearly every day.
 

postie

The buck stops here
Staff member
Whites are still going , based at Abergele and vans in same livery...

Whites Removals of Abergele



Address: 2 Min Y Morfa
Towyn
Abergele
Clwyd
LL22 9LY
 

Phil

Retired Layabout

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bhatti

master brummie
Hi all, Here's a 1979 A to Z map of the newly cut Bolton rd as you can see it has nothing to do with the upper part of Bordesley Park rd which ceased to exist around 1970View attachment 102598 View attachment 102599 and a google view of the bolton rd extensionView attachment 102597 with mount pleasant on the right, it seems the bottom part of bordesley park road lasted into the 80s, the roads if not the houses, All the best Michael.
yes as far as i can remember bolton rd ended by the bridge and changed to bordeley park rd which joined coventry rd.at the bridge on the right may have been bordesley park road also running along the railway track which joined arthur st at the back of the bus depot on coventry road
 

Michaela

A birmingham lassie
Hi. I have just joined this site and looking for all your help. I am creating a memory lane for my Mom's 70th birthday next March. She went to a school in Dixons Road, Small Heath in 1952. I have been searching for any pictures of the school. She also went to St Anne's Junior School, Trinity Road, Digbeth in 1955. Any picture would be really appreciated.
Thanks Michaela
 

Phil

Retired Layabout
Hi Michaela,

Welcome to you, I hope these are what you are looking for, the two black & white photos are St Annes School Alcester Street, which I suppose could be considered Digbeth or do you mean the school on Trinity Terrace Camp Hill. If you do I've also included an image of that. The two colour photos (4 & 5) are of the school in Dixon Rd
 

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Michaela

A birmingham lassie
Thanks Phil. These pictures are great. Do you know of a school called St Michael's Senior? I have also posted help for pictures of the following addresses: 2 the Retreat, Bordesely Park Road and 7/135 Irving Street and St Catherines Catholic Church Digbeth. My Grandparents married there in June 1946.

many thanks
Michaela
 

Phil

Retired Layabout
Michaela

I think you must mean St Catherine's RC church that was on Bristol Street. it was demolished and replaced with a new version in the 60's but I'm attaching a photo of the old one. St Michaels RC School in Digbeth was bombed during the war and I'm sorry I don't have a photo. There are very few photos of Bordesley Park Road about, but if you type it in to the search box at the top right of the page it will bring up any we have on the forum.
 

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walt00

master brummie
Thanks Phil. These pictures are great. Do you know of a school called St Michael's Senior? I have also posted help for pictures of the following addresses: 2 the Retreat, Bordesely Park Road and 7/135 Irving Street and St Catherines Catholic Church Digbeth. My Grandparents married there in June 1946.

many thanks
Michaela
Another pic of Dixon Road for you Michaela. Wal x
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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
This early 1900s image shows the road being broken up and prepared for the "Electric route" along the Coventry Road. In the modern Streetview the shops have been replaced. Viv.

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mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
The one on the right shows Frazier Bros on the corner of Green lane & Coventry road (300 Coventry road), with the library in the background .
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
St Benedict's Road at the junction with Floyer Road in the 1920s. The corner shop seems to no longer be a shop. Viv.

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