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Walmer Rec

Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
Some very interesting photographs of Walmers Recreation Ground / Blews Street Park featuring the band stand (date unknown). pen if you read this i reposted this one as it was missing from this post...only just notice that that you had already posted it...may as well leave it on now

lyn

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Astoness

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brilliant BB pic 3 looks like bomb damage...took a good look at pic 2 just in case it could have been my uncle sitting on the bench which its not

lyn
 

Barr_Beacon

The Prodigal Brummie
brilliant BB pic 3 looks like bomb damage...took a good look at pic 2 just in case it could have been my uncle sitting on the bench which its not

lyn
Funny you should say that, Lyn. This is nearby Miller Street after a bombing raid, so sadly I think you are probably correct. I don't think people realise the amount of people that died in the Birmingham bombing raids during WW2.
 

Astoness

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yes BB the bombings claimed so many lives.... thanks for the miller st pic..yet another new one to me..looks like that poor woman is trying to salvage what she can

lyn
 

aston lad

master brummie
I would say it was pre war 2.....there is another photo in this group set with an old gentleman sitting on a bench which I believe is taken from the Miller Street end of the park ( known as Blews Street Park )....I think this view is from St Stephens Street, and the houses you can see are on Elkington Street....
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Some very interesting photographs of Walmers Recreation Ground / Blews Street Park featuring the band stand (date unknown). pen if you read this i reposted this one as it was missing from this post...only just notice that that you had already posted it...may as well leave it on now

lyn

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Lyn, sorry I've only just seen your post 21 - don't know why!
Do you know what the big building is in the distance in post 28 please?
 

Astoness

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hi pen i wondered about that large building as well but i have no idea..maybe someone who lived in that area could tell us...

lyn
 

Astoness

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lovely photo john....i have that one as well thanks for the info i thought that maybe that building was a tad too high to be a school...think you are right about it being a factory...

cheers

lyn
 

michaelwicks54

Aston bred & proud.
shame walmer rec ground is no longer there...the whole area is now industrial units and car park...such a shame..

lyn
Such a lovely park, though not much in there at the time, but at least we knew how to have lots of fun anyway. I remember (after lots of brain shaking & mixing the name up with another park), I knew it as Blews street park.
 
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