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Old Birmingham / Alum Rock Saltley - George Arthur road swimming baths
« Last post by mmh on March 29, 2020, 02:21:08 PM »
I remember the swimming baths in George Arthur road. Spent many a happy day there. Also remember the wash baths on adderley road

Gosh it was the best place for me during 1977 - to 1983 or so ........thank you for the lovely photos on this Forum
Birmingham Chat / Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Last post by eaglestone on March 29, 2020, 02:50:09 AM »
Born in Handsworth Wood  ancient donkey's years ago...a much, much, much different place then.

Definitely would not want to live there now.

Even the house I was born in and lived in has been knocked down!

The only advantage of living in B20 is its nearness to Villa Park!
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Old Birmingham / Re: Highfield Road Hall Green
« Last post by Spud on March 26, 2020, 11:24:53 AM »
I live not far from Highfield Rd and have done for since 1977.
Lets start with the Beacon Building no longer Insurance but now an office block. I understand that there are plans to convert it into Flats. Right opposite the Stratford Rd Highfield Rd junction The Bull still remains. The Robin Hood Cinema long gone now a Waitrose Supermarket must have been there well over 30 years.
You might remember Moor Green FC in Sherwood Rd the land was bought some years ago and houses now stand on the site.
Highfield Rd has not changed that much you might remember the Big House on the corner of Highfield  and Robin Hood Lane it was demolished about 5 years ago and Flats occupy the site. From your description I guess your house would not  be far from Delamere Rd. a couple of houses on the corner of Delamere and Highfield Rd were converted into a Care Home about 15 years ago. Most of the shops Estate Agents etc just inside Highfield would have changed hands a few actually there is very nice Italian Restaurant there now
The Nat West Bank on Stratford / Highfield Rd now derelict further down there is still a row of shops you might remember Mrs Self's Grocery . The only shop you might remember and still in business is 'Valerie' ladies hairdressers.
If you do want any more info just get in touch. After a few posts on The Birmingham Forum you will be eligible to use the Personal Messaging system
Old Birmingham / Highfield Road Hall Green
« Last post by Colin L on March 26, 2020, 10:04:28 AM »
This is just a nostalgia trip, I am now 78 years old ( in good health ) but my daughter has recently started a family history, and is asking all sorts of questions some of which bring back old memories,  I was born in Highfield Road Hall Green and have been looking at old pictures, I remember that the house was just a short distance from Stratford Road and the Beacon insurance company was just around the corner there was a large Beacon on the wall outside of the building but it sticks in my mind  I believe the Robin Hood cinema was near by. It would be very interesting to hear from anyone that knew or knows Highfield Road .
Take care and stay safe  Thanks.
Old Birmingham / Re: Stechford
« Last post by RoyMcC on March 24, 2020, 05:01:24 PM »
Manor Park Rec. Played in goal there for my primary school, must have been 1964. Played a blinder but we lost 1-0 to a late goal in extra time. Only time I've cried over footy. (Apart after watching Blues obvs.)
Old Birmingham / Re: Stechford
« Last post by roy one on March 23, 2020, 12:34:17 PM »
and the photo with a tad of colour

Old Birmingham / Re: Stechford
« Last post by Corby on March 22, 2020, 10:30:26 PM »
Hi Planetmalc and Blane
Well folks you have just educated me , i was born in one of those Victorian houses ( No 278 ) i lived there from 1948 til 1959 and went to Albert Road Infant and Junior school , when we left we moved to Erdington.I had no idea this lady lived there .
Mogmeister .

I went to the same school with Joan A's brother Anthony who was in Angels or something and also did kids programmes on TV. He's  now in California.
Old Birmingham / Re: Stockton Pies
« Last post by Corby on March 22, 2020, 10:20:59 PM »
Stockton's pies did locate to Bordesley Green but I believe it is closed now, when I was growing up I live a few doors away from the shop in Greenway st, Donalds grandmother used to own the shop before them & you could see her making the pies out the back, we always had one of the tin pie plates in the cupboard you would pay a deposit on the plate & take it back when you purchased another pie or bread pudding..yummy.


I remember Stocktons in Greeway Street, my dad used to take me there when I was a small being. I remember them moving to the Broadway in the early eighties, I think. Their pies were lovely.
Old Birmingham / Re: birmingham fire and ambulance service
« Last post by Corby on March 22, 2020, 09:42:18 PM »
Hi Tim
Of course we are interested in your recollections, my own son served at the stations you mention. Central and Cotteridge as well as a good few others in Birmingham, he even did his induction course at Coventry as did all WMFS recruits when he joined. He is just about to retire with a quite high rank.....

Trying not to be pedantic, there were other training schools in the '70s and 80's, Aldridge being one and Sheldon for a brief time.
I hope he has a long and happy retirement.
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