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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #77 on: February 09, 2018, 02:04:12 PM »
Looking forward to when the pics reveal my neck of the woods :)
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #78 on: February 09, 2018, 03:02:24 PM »
I was based at Acocks Green Garage for 8 or 9 years, I must have driven past those gates countless times to and from work, as a driver on the desert, and quite a few times since, but I had no idea what they were  O0
I can remember playing on that land before they built the high rise flats, been through those gates many times. Was never sure of the history. As kids we had a story that an old army officer had the place back in the 1800's. Perhaps Cpt Walker?


A bit further up by the York pub was the Grey Hound track. Summer evenings we'd climb the fence and play in there. Home covered in black from the cinder track.

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« Reply #79 on: February 09, 2018, 04:00:16 PM »
The Hall was re-built in 1869-70 paid for by Zaccheus WalkerIII, but when his health started to fail in 1880 his son Zaccheus Walker IV took over the running of the estate. He was a draughtsman and engineer by trade and a Lt Col in Volunteer Reserve. He died in 1930 and by 1937 the hall had fallen into disrepair and was sold to the Council.
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #80 on: February 09, 2018, 05:08:38 PM »
The Hall was re-built in 1869-70 paid for by Zaccheus WalkerIII, but when his health started to fail in 1880 his son Zaccheus Walker IV took over the running of the estate. He was a draughtsman ans engineer by trade and a Lt Col in Volunteer Reserve. He died in 1930 and by 1937 the hall had fallen into disrepair and was sold to the Council.


Thanks Phil, that makes sense

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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #81 on: February 10, 2018, 01:55:58 PM »
We have now travelled downhill on Cole Bank Road to the junction of Sarehole Road, where we pause to take a look forward at the newly built bridge over the River Cole
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #82 on: February 11, 2018, 02:19:25 PM »
Standing outside Sarehole Mill before crossing Wake Green Road and stopping at the first bus stop going uphill on Swanshurst Lane. The photo obviously was taken during the war but the bus stop is still in the same spot.
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #83 on: February 11, 2018, 02:28:45 PM »
At the top of Swanshurst Lane we pass Sanshurst Park and we cross over Yardley Wood Road and head up Coldbath Road passing as we go the Coldbath Stores as we go.
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #84 on: February 11, 2018, 03:18:45 PM »
Phil was one of the television gardens at the back of the houses in the 60's? If it was, it would be behind the houses on the right as travelling from Sarehole Mill towards Swanshurst School.

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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #85 on: February 11, 2018, 03:43:08 PM »
Phil was one of the television gardens at the back of the houses in the 60's? If it was, it would be behind the houses on the right as travelling from Sarehole Mill towards Swanshurst School.


Or the Outer Ring as it's otherwise known (11C)  O0
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #86 on: February 11, 2018, 04:13:43 PM »
Sorry Countrylad I wasn't in to watching gardening programmes in the 60's ready steady go and top of pops were more to my liking. Anyway I'm tying to keep this trip around the route confined to locations that can be seen from the bus. Though we will be passing Kings Heath park shortly where ATV's television garden was based in the 70's.
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #87 on: February 11, 2018, 04:51:26 PM »
Apologies Phil, I'll sit and remain quiet on the top deck for the remainder of the journey.