Pheasey Born Bumper
Was this a small often dingy shop inside, if so it is where you could buy individual Woodbines or Star cigarettes originally a 1d each, but later they went up to2d, used to go in there Sunday morning as I walked from Court Lane to my Grandmothers in Queens Road off Slade Road.The newsagents was Patterson's. My brother had a paper route for them in the l950's. We bought all our papers from Patterson's and I often wsent in to "pay the papers". Patterson's totally rebuilt the front of the building before they opened the shop. They bought two houses and converted them into the shop. Today, you can still see the new brickwork on the front of the shop. They sold toys,stationery, sweets, etc. It was a very nice shop. I used to do my brothers paper rounds when he was ill or late coming from KE Five Ways. He delivered twice a day. The route was off Streetly Road behind the Plaza Cinema.
What I know about trams you could write on the back of a postage stamp, but as there are no further overhead cables behind the tram I think it's safe to assume that it is a terminus. The photo looks pre 1920's to me and I think the sign behind the tram might be something to do with the Stockland Green Inn that opened in 1924. This photo might indeed be of the same terminus some few years later (on the left of the photo). You will note I use a lot of ifs and might's.