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The Kingstanding

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Thanks for that Dave. I have taken a look and noticed my friends daughter has written her experiences as a child living in Kingstanding. Her dear dad who she spoke of has sadly now died. Will take another gander tomorrow. Jean.
 

LEEWOOD

New Member
hello big gee,
whats your name? mine is keith williams now living in the worcestershire countryside.Your post bought memories flooding back.
 

NoelleO 64

master brummie
I live in king
hello big gee,
whats your name? mine is keith williams now living in the worcestershire countryside.Your post bought memories flooding back.
I live in kingstanding now at the hawthorne/kingstanding end. The kingstanding pub is now closed down and not to soon. It's the only pub I have ever been thrown into , they kept a pig on the end of the bar as an air fresher. Lots of Un desirables aroud
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
Most of the shops on the circle are now boarded up and the sooner they demolish the precinct the better as it is like a ghost town. The pub has no roof due to a fire and should be demolished ASAP.
 

NoelleO 64

master brummie
I live in king
I live in kingstanding now at the hawthorne/kingstanding end. The kingstanding pub is now closed down and not to soon. It's the only pub I have ever been thrown into , they kept a pig on the end of the bar as an air fresher. Lots of Un desirables aroud
 

NoelleO 64

master brummie
Thanks for that Dave. I have taken a look and noticed my friends daughter has written her experiences as a child living in Kingstanding. Her dear dad who she spoke of has sadly now died. Will take another gander tomorrow. Jean.
There are good people in kingstanding today. The shops fit the needs of the community.the pubs are falling into a bad way with bad behaver , that is the fault of the people using them though and the reluctance of the landlords to intice families with children to enjoy an evening out .not the drug dens like the kingstanding was.
 

EmmaLL

knowlegable brummie
I live in king
I live in kingstanding now at the hawthorne/kingstanding end. The kingstanding pub is now closed down and not to soon. It's the only pub I have ever been thrown into , they kept a pig on the end of the bar as an air fresher. Lots of Un desirables aroud
We must be neighbours. I live not far from the Golden Hind. Just this minute got back from FarmFoods in the precinct stocking up on cat food. Kingstanding really is going to rack and ruin, those that take pride in their homes risk crime, vandalism and theft. If its not parts off your car in plants in pots from your front garden. Kids running wild on scramblers and mugging other kids, and fighting. I too went in the kingstanding pub, just the once, didn't need to go a second time!
 

NoelleO 64

master brummie
The Is So Much Here In Kinstanding If It's A Curry Or Coat A Vet Or Plant Kingstanding Has It All. Parks youths can learn karate at warren farm community hall . A wonderful baths .the kids and the parents of theses kids don't or won't see it . History is not in there heads . My husband here a women at the doc , say to another women about he son " he wants books, where did he get that from _not from me " about sums it up .
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
thanks jean i was up there last week and agree with you....the precinct used to be a lovely little shopping area but its a mess now

lyn
 

portland

New Member
I remember the old Kingstanding pub back from the late 50's. My mom's family drank there (Cox) and my dad's family(Conlon) and is where my mom and dad met. As a small child I would stand in the passage between the bar and toilet
and wait for a relative to go to the toilet and I would usually get 3p or if I was lucky a tanner, (sixpence). I remember all the bowling green's at the back of the pub. We lived in Hornsey Road just off the Kings road but moved away in 1958 to Winson Green Road. Back in the day I have fond memories of Kingstanding but like a lot of Brum it's very run down.
 

mmuk

proper brummie kid
I live not far from here and I agree, it's gone to rack and ruin. There was a lot of talk surrounding the pub arson attack and the supermarket planning request being declined just days before - coincidence maybe?
The whole precinct is, and always was, an eyesore. Most of the leases have now expired and 90% of it is boarded up. As far as I am aware, only Farmfoods, Supercigs (or whatever it's called these days), Card Factory and the casino are still open.

Talking about the bus stop, I could never understand why it was placed on the traffic island when there was so much space directly behind it to create a proper layby.

Entrance to the Air Raid shelter, on Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, as mentioned on a different thread :)
Where about is this? I've grown up around here and never knew about it.
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
This is the one on Kings Rd, will have to think about the other

 

mmuk

proper brummie kid
This is the one on Kings Rd, will have to think about the other


How the hell have I never noticed that in the last 30+ years? Do you know if it was filled in completely? Are there any pictures of inside? I'm into my WWII history.
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
There are quite a few of these air raid shelters on dual carriageways in Birmingham
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Marsh Lane



As i see the filling in, big job to do the lot at the times, think only the entrance filled in
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
Marsh Lane



As i see the filling in, big job to do the lot at the times, think only the entrance filled in
I understand that was the case. I recall a team of people did open up one a few years back in another city, but cannot find the details again.
 
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