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kaylew

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Coventry Rd Small Heath
« on: September 11, 2016, 10:33:41 PM »
My parents lived at back of 344 Coventry Rd Small Heath I believe it was behind Zismans mens fitters in 1939 but moved to Great Barr about 1940 any information about this shop would be appreciated


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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 02:45:55 PM »
Might be some info on the Zissman mens outfitting shops on bernardzissman.com or associated pages.

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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 06:59:44 PM »
The only Zissman's I remember was numbered somewhere around #550 (can't remember the exact number).       In 1956, #334 was St Andrew's Restaurant (next door to a 1950's garage that stood opposite Chapman Road).
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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 09:22:29 PM »
According to Kelly's Trade Directory Zissman Brothers were at 334 Coventry Road in 1938, but by 1950 there was no number 344. I would take a guess that it was bombed out during the war. That's probably why your family moved to Great Barr. Then according to Kelly's in 1965 Moss Zissman opened a shop at 536 Coventry Road.

Interestingly neither location show back housing or terraces reachable from Coventry road at the rear of either shops according to OS maps of the locations on the dates given, is it possible that your family lived in the first floor of the shop premises accessed at the rear of the property.
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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2016, 06:33:35 PM »
I lived at 535 Coventry Road. We lived in a little flat at the back of a bookies. Next door was Greys Motorcycles on one side and a Solicitors on the other side.

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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 06:46:14 PM »
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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 12:39:07 PM »
I lived at 535 Coventry Road. We lived in a little flat at the back of a bookies. Next door was Greys Motorcycles on one side and a Solicitors on the other side.
 
I spent much of my 1960's youth in the Gondola Milk Bar which was pretty much opposite your flat.
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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 06:50:43 PM »
In the late sixties remember getting a pass-out from the Brum Kavern in Wordsworth Rd and having a coffee at the Gondola or chips from the chjp shop opposite and then going back to drink that vile stuff "King pin" mild in the club!

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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2016, 10:02:06 PM »
Got my first bike from there, Lambretta SX 200.

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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 10:19:42 PM »
and what a bike that was in the day I took one to stratford on avon for the day it was my mates bike


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Re: Coventry Rd Small Heath
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2016, 04:40:48 PM »
Hello Roy One
What speed did you get up to. They were faster than I thought they would be.
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