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planetmalc

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Re: Sparkbrook
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2016, 02:50:43 PM »
According to this old map Sparkhill started on the south side of Walford Rd. The boundary line is the red line that runs down Walford Rd.
 
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Re: Sparkbrook
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2016, 02:51:59 PM »
I always thought Spakhill started past the Mermaid pub.
The picture you posted brings back memories, on the corner of Stratford Road and Stoney Lane there was Springs outdoor. They used to sell sweets with 1/2d chews, and 1d ice lollies.
 
I remember a Bata shoe shop there, too.
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Re: Sparkbrook
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2016, 02:59:38 PM »
 
Cheers, Phil.     That's a nice map   -   whose is it?

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It's one of my own, a Bartholomew's Plan of Birmingham on cloth from 1942 costing the massive amount of 5 shillings. It's about one of the best I have and just a bit worn in the creases where it folds.
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Re: Sparkbrook
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2016, 03:59:41 PM »
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It's one of my own, a Bartholomew's Plan of Birmingham on cloth from 1942 costing the massive amount of 5 shillings. It's about one of the best I have and just a bit worn in the creases where it folds.
 
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Re: Sparkbrook
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2016, 03:48:15 PM »
........when I went past Walford Road yesterday, I noticed that the vacant land on the south corner of the Stratford Road/Stoney Lane junction had been invaded by what looked like travellers, but their cars/caravans all had foreign number-plates. :o     
 
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Re: Sparkbrook
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2017, 09:25:36 PM »

There are lots of people on here who was either born or roamed Sparkbrook so here's one for you. 1971 can you put a name to this women or her children? I know its a long shot but you never know.


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Re: Sparkbrook
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 12:21:41 AM »
Hello old git
I knew lime grove very well. Born round the corner in beechfield road. Went to golden hillock from 1960-1965. Ben travers was my last teacher. Oh and spent a time in bb at the hut. Tony littleales lived up lime grove.

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Re: Sparkbrook
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2017, 05:19:04 PM »
I also knew the Littlehales family in Lime Grove. Linda Littlehales was a friend of mine. It was near the doctors house.

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Re: Sparkbrook
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2017, 05:22:44 PM »
The Littlehales Family that I knew lived in Hamden Street Balsall Heath that ran from Vincent Street to Wenman Street, not that far away from Lime Grove
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