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Sutton Coldfield

Glennys Jean

master brummie
I'd like to put a date on the booklet I have about the town of Sutton Coldfield. When it was printed there about 24,000 people living there. It mentions:
Bishop Veseys Grammar school,
Burcot Grange High school for girls, Four Oaks, with Mrs Preston as principal,
Iona school for girls
St Nicholas' school,
Anstey physical training college, Erdington
Ads for:
Royal Town Ale, Wine & Spirit Stores, 2 Station St (E L Buxton)
H Chambers & Co, authorised Ford dealers at the Parade.
Rose's Fruit Stores, 22 Parade
P Cassidy, painter, plumber... Parade

thks, Glennys
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
The site of the bowling ally and the house next door were turned into a small housing estate. I recall it may have been Council Housing for older people.
 

Katie

master brummie
Re: Sutton Coldfield - Gracechurch Centre

This picture appeared in the Sutton Coldfield News in December 1971. It is where Gracechurch Centre now stands. I was particularly interested in this project as I worked in Manor Road and went to many meetings reference the redevelopment. Loved the old shops though. Sorry about the quality of the picture. The newspaper has gone a bit brown round the edges!

Gracechurch.jpg
 

Pete R

Rocker
Katie - this is where my Dad used to park the car, then we'd walk up onto the Parade. A long vanished part of my childhood.
 

Brenda

master brummie
Has anyone a photo of the old house named Falcon Lodge which was demolished to way way for the council houses at Falcon Lodge, Sutton Coldfield please?
 

pipmk

master brummie
I'd like to put a date on the booklet I have about the town of Sutton Coldfield. When it was printed there about 24,000 people living there. It mentions:
Bishop Veseys Grammar school,
Burcot Grange High school for girls, Four Oaks, with Mrs Preston as principal,
Iona school for girls
St Nicholas' school,
Anstey physical training college, Erdington
Ads for:
Royal Town Ale, Wine & Spirit Stores, 2 Station St (E L Buxton)
H Chambers & Co, authorised Ford dealers at the Parade.
Rose's Fruit Stores, 22 Parade
P Cassidy, painter, plumber... Parade

thks, Glennys

That is difficult, BV has been there for hundreds of years, Sutton has its own MP since 1945 and would not have had one on a population of only 24000. George Rose had a green grocers in the 50's and 60's. He wasn't old enough to have been there pre war. Iona school was there in the 20's but I think had gone by the 60's at the latest. Buxtons was there in the 50's as was Chambers. I would guess the population figures are wrong and we are talking 50s or early 60's.
 
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