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townie

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Whittington Oval
« on: October 29, 2016, 03:11:45 PM »

I thought I would put this thread on as ive looked and been unable to find one. So if anyone remembers Whittington Oval or lived there now your chance to post all you remember.
Year Six pupils from The Oval School, Yardley
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Re: Whittington Oval
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 03:26:03 PM »
My Nan and Grandad used to live in Elmore Road and I remember as a kid standing in the garden watching the steam trains go past. Great memories. I also went to Whittington Oval school in about 58,59.
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Re: Whittington Oval
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 08:41:21 AM »
I thought I would put this thread on as ive looked and been unable to find one. So if anyone remembers Whittington Oval or lived there now your chance to post all you remember.
Year Six pupils from The Oval School, Yardley



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Re: Whittington Oval
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2016, 03:27:22 PM »
Any idea which year the photo was taken?....John.

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2016, 04:07:05 PM »
John just as guess I would say around late 50s early 60s
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Re: Whittington Oval
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2016, 07:31:38 PM »
I haven't been able as yet to find much out about Whittington Oval. But I have found something, Spencer Davies of the 60s group Spencer Davies Group was a former teacher at Whittington Oval Junior School.
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Re: Whittington Oval
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 01:40:06 PM »
Here's a bus at what was the terminus, John

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Re: Whittington Oval
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2016, 02:00:52 PM »
John it arrived as a 15 from Hamstead the terminus is Whittington oval. Probably been on that bus many times from Whittington Oval to Hamstead. I used to get on at Broadstone Road.   
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Re: Whittington Oval
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 02:50:30 PM »








if that bus stood there today it might look some thing like this
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Re: Whittington Oval
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 10:42:12 AM »

When you want one they all come together. Whittington Oval


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Re: Whittington Oval
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2017, 09:07:59 PM »
Joined this excellent site today, and seeing the photos of the No. 15/16 bus brought back a lot of memories. I was born in Lea Hall Road in 1947, moved to Great Barr (28 bus terminus) then up to Walsall Road, behind Clifton Cinema, so quite handy for the 15/16 bus at Hamstead.
But this got me thinking! What was the thinking behind the 15/16 route? Anyone have any ideas? Was it anything to do with the colliery at Hamstead?
Incidentally my youngest son attended Whittington Oval School, when we moved to Stechford in 1980. A circular route I think!