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Soho Road Handsworth

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
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I can remember the name Blundells, if I remember rightly it wasn’t far from the Market and on the same side of the road. I seem to think that Woolworths was actually on the Soho Road, on the opposite side of the Market. I bought my first Max Factor mascara from there, lovely blue colour. Had to wet the brush and rub it on the pad. Jen
hi jen yes that sound about right to me...if mikejee sees this post he maybe able to look in kellys directories for the exact location of blundells...

lyn
 

mw0njm.

Brummie Dude
Handsworth – woolies Store




210 – 214 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 9LU
The first Woolworths store to open in the year of 1928 was in Handsworth, Birmingham. It opened on Soho Road (It’s the middle terraced building in this photo. Burton is on the far right in an Art Deco style building.)
Handsworth Woolworth 1930s
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Blundells (John Blundell Ltd.) are mentioned in other threads here.
They were credit drapers, with a London head office. They also sold lots of other things such as furniture, most of which was on weekly payments collected by their travellers. (Tally men, Pack men etc.). They had branches all over England - maybe other parts of the UK as well.
 

JeannetteM

knowlegable brummie
Blundells (John Blundell Ltd.) are mentioned in other threads here.
They were credit drapers, with a London head office. They also sold lots of other things such as furniture, most of which was on weekly payments collected by their travellers. (Tally men, Pack men etc.). They had branches all over England - maybe other parts of the UK as well.
Handsworth – woolies Store




210 – 214 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 9LU
The first Woolworths store to open in the year of 1928 was in Handsworth, Birmingham. It opened on Soho Road (It’s the middle terraced building in this photo. Burton is on the far right in an Art Deco style building.)
Handsworth Woolworth 1930s
Handsworth – woolies Store




210 – 214 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 9LU
The first Woolworths store to open in the year of 1928 was in Handsworth, Birmingham. It opened on Soho Road (It’s the middle terraced building in this photo. Burton is on the far right in an Art Deco style building.)
Handsworth Woolworth 1930s
Lovely, mwOnjm. I remember that it lay back further off the road than the other shops.

Jen
 

JeannetteM

knowlegable brummie
Blundells (John Blundell Ltd.) are mentioned in other threads here.
They were credit drapers, with a London head office. They also sold lots of other things such as furniture, most of which was on weekly payments collected by their travellers. (Tally men, Pack men etc.). They had branches all over England - maybe other parts of the UK as well.
Mom used to save up the pennies and buy one or two pieces of furniture from there. I think a bedroom suite that she had from there is still being used.
Jen
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
thanks for the map mike...will do a street view to see if the blundell building is still there

lyn
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
good god I remember Fosters to the right of the market.
I'm new to the site, and am taking great delight in scouring it before commenting aptly on threads.
I'm from Handsworth, now 58 yo but living in Swansea. My memory is getting jogged more and more by the minute.
welcome to the forum elmo....enjoy

lyn
 
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