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The Kingstanding

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glaciermint

Guest
The 'new' Mount and Kingstanding can't be 30 years old. It's obviously not just the old ones that are going. On another thread someone suggested that those remaining are pubs with a restaurant or restaurants with a bar - probably not much difference. If people start finding they can't eat out as much where do we go then? It's a sad thought but the fact is adults and children will be spending more time in the house talking on the computer !!!!

Bob
 

Goffy

master brummie
The Kingstanding estate was started after 1928 when Birmingham acquired it because Perry Barr Corporation went bust. The Kingstanding pub in the picture was there till at least 1970, i am pretty sure it got through the sixties, i have a lousy memory but i can remember sinking a few with my dad in there and i was in my twenties. At the rear they had rows of tables and benches and two bowling greens, you can see them in that picture, it is this area that is now the shopping centre and it is the pub that has been rebuilt twice. As for the Irish, as a kid i didn't notice that many, there where a few but most of the families had all been moved up from Aston so it was a reflection of the mix in Aston.
Goffy might remember more/better than me regards dates.
By the way Goffy, which side of Kettlehouse did you live, i lived in Dormington Rd and backed on to Kettlehouse Rd

bren
Sorry Bren, just looking back at some old posts, I must have missed this one. I lived on the Dormington side of Kettlehouse road, our house backed on to Stanway Grove, I went to Kinsgland road school on top of Bandywood. I believe the Kingstanding Pub was still there when I got married in '64 but we are sure the shopping precinct was there in the early '70s.

My wifes family, who lived on Kingsland road. (yes I married a local girl) had a dog called "Spot", now no one understood why, but Spot made his way to the Kingstanding pub in the evenings and not return home until after closing time, perhaps he enjoyed a drop of bitter ?


Goffy
 

bren

master brummie
Hey Goffy, was there an alley way at the back of your house that ran down between the houses of Kettlehouse and Dormington, well i know there was one but don't know if it went up as far as yours. It came out on our road alongside our house, great for scrumping. I also went to Kingsland Rd school as did my older brothers and sisters, the trees up there always seemed the biggest you would see anywhere, i think they knocked the old wooden huts down recently and built a new school.


bren
 

The Baron

master brummie
Alf, these are the New Flats by The Mount in Kings Road, KINGSTANDING,built on the site of the old ones I think you may have lived in 1968?
 
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Mossy

Guest
I remember The New Mount opening it must have been 20 odd years ago,and the first gaffer was John Murphy RIP he took over it after leaving the Hashted Hamlet in Nechells...:)Mau-reece
 

Goffy

master brummie
Hi Bren, The Alley did not reach our house but stopped a few houses down. there were a lot of those alleys or Gullys as we used to call them behind the houses in Kingstanding, great short cuts in most cases. Used to play cricket amongst those trees on the Bandywood, The Wooden classrooms at the school were still there for years, but they've gone now, Only the girls half of the school still looks the same. remember those great long slides on the playground in the winter, could'nt have a go if you had studs in your boots, then the caretaker always ruined it by covering them with hot ashes.
Happy days

Goffy
 

bren

master brummie
I live just 2mins walk from here, i looked it up on the Census some years ago, can't remember exactly but i think it said "Farmer of 53 acres (?), Beer seller"

bren
 

bren

master brummie
Dave, was there a year for the old photo ?, be nice to have an idea when it was taken


bren
 

jennyann

master brummie
Staff member
Hi Bren: I am very familiar with The Greyhound Pub. My brother lives in Sutton Coldfield and we would take that route back to his place from Marsh Hill area through Kingstanding. It's amazing that the pub is still there. Next time I visit I intend to go into it.

Have you seen the site run by Gary O'Brien, an ex-policeman who lives in the Goosemoor Lane area. I have been on his e-mail list for over five years and he puts out an update every Monday. His site is: https://www.geocities.com/goosemoorlane/ He has so much info on this site plus history of the area including the Greyhound pub.
 

jennyann

master brummie
Staff member
Thanks for posting Dave. Can't say I have seen these photos of Kingstanding Circle before. Noticed the man in the invalid carriage with the three wheels. I remember them from years ago.
 

Pete Ex Pat

master brummie
Hi Bren, just found your photo of kinstanding fom the air Brilliant posted april 2007. You say that lived in dorminton road so did i on the cornnerof kettlehouse my mom was called nelle. Back to the pub first started drnking in there when i was about 16 after a couple of years went i and said to Stan the landloard are you going to buy me a pint for my birthday he asked how old i was and i said 18 told me to you no what and dont come back for a week Ha Ha.. Now live in the westcountry have done for a few years and have not been back up too Brum for some time. Ran into and old mate not that long ago he was down hear on holiday and he wassaying that i would belive how much Kingstandig has changed and not for the better !!!! he even said that the Trees is now a Chinese Resturant what next a.

Jen Looking for photos of The Old Old Horns not the new, The Trees ant The Deers Leap as these were my old favouret Pub Regards Pete
 
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