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Watery Lane

edward

edward
I guessed it was not filmed in Watery lane as the last time I was there none of the old back to back left its still good to watch did you live in the lane it was a lovely place
 

sheri

master brummie
My mothers family on both sides lived there for many years - she moved away I think in 1931 when her mother died. I have suspicions that some of the men were involved with the gangs as I have been told they were a bit 'rough'. So this programme is of particular interest.
Sheri
 

John J Pegg

pegginnes
The greengrocers was on the opposite side of Kingston Hill to the Barrel. The shop next door to the Barrel on Kingston Hill was occupied by Mr Shepherd I can't say if he was

married to the lady or if they were brother and sister, what I remember was when we were kids we used buy our sticks of Spanish Root from there


John Pegg
 

Sheila

proper brummie kid
Does anyone remember the pig sty's in Watery Lane almost by Coventry Road..i used to go there in the mornings to do the pig swill before I went to school..can't remember how much the man used to give me though
 

Minski

proper brummie kid
My grandfather was born in Watery Lane in 1903. His mum gave birth to him illegitimately at the age of 17 and had a baby daughter there, also illegitimately at the age of 19. My grandfather remembers seeing his father nearly beat a man to death, trying to get money from him. Hard times.....
 

Suze

master brummie
My grandad William Thursfield ran the Coachsmiths Arms for a while...any photo's anyone please?
 

Luluco

master brummie
My grandfather Tom Curley was born at 9 Court 1 St Andrews Road on April 29th 1918....... His parents James & Gertrude Curley were still there on the 1927 Electrol Roll. Later moving to Alma St Aston as landlord to the Salutation Inn. Tom was a variety entertainer and stand up comedian. He stood on the terraces of St Andrews every home game!
 

dinky98

Brummie babby
Hi Edward. I lived at 4/192 Watery Lane in the yard Do you remember the Mustin family? There were many of us Nan, aunties etc but i lived there from 1956 to 1962 & attended St. Andrews school. I vaguely remember Raymond Griffiths & Ivor Davis lived at the top of our yard. Sue Mustin.
 

dinky98

Brummie babby
Sheila, I remember Mrs. Gaunts shop well. I lived up one of the entries close by at 4/192 Watery Lane. Have you seen the picture with the kids outside the shop, im sure one of the boys is Ivor Davis who lived at the top of our yard. Great memories. My name is Susan Mustin.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
a couple of these photos have been posted on the barrel pub watery lane thread but they also need to go on here along with what i hope will be a few new ones to the forum..locations dates and house numbering are on most photos..please excuse any errors as this is not my neck o the woods

oh on some photos it will say no 18 or 19 etc this only means its the number of the photo not the number of watery lane..

i have also moved this thread to the neighbours and streets section

enjoy

lyn
 

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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
mike could i have a map please showing 197 to 208 watery lane...just trying to make sure that pic 4 on post 113 is correct

thank you mike
 

Morturn

Super Moderator
That's a super set of photos Lyn, I remember the High Stool Café; frequented the place a few time while working at East and West Lodge Parmer St
 
Hi, my 3rd great grandfather Thomas Sheppard lived in Watery Lane, Boardsley in 1851. Its listed next to 172 Watery Lane, difficult to see the full address it looks like Sh???? Building, Watery Lane. Does anyone know what it might have been. Thanks
My 3rd great grandfather was also called Thomas Sheppard. He had a son William James (married Nora Maria Rawlins) and they had William, Thomas, Lucy, Charles, Nora, George, Ada, Arthur, Edward, Harold, Leslie and Florrie. Their 2nd son Thomas Henry was my great grandfather. Could this be the same family as yours?
 

exwag

Brummie babby
Does anyone remember the pig sty's in Watery Lane almost by Coventry Road..i used to go there in the mornings to do the pig swill before I went to school..can't remember how much the man used to give me though
Yes I can remember the piggery. It was located on the corner of Watery Lane and Dart St. The way my Nan, Aunt and Mom saved leftovers, made me think they - and others - had shares in the pigs. Perhaps a carryover from WWII?
 
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