Author Topic: Heaton Street, Hockley  (Read 7911 times)

Peg Monkey

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #77 on: March 22, 2020, 02:05:05 PM »
In the 50s there was a heavy vehicle breakers yard at the Hockley Brook end of Farm St, I was about 9 at the time and looking for a steering wheel for my go-cart but they had got nothing smaller than one for a bus, I didn't like to refuse the free gift but it dwarfed my cart and I returned later and threw it over the wall. I guess the yard is long gone.
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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2020, 08:40:57 PM »
Heaton Street: Named after Ralph Heaton, Birmingham Industrialist, founder of Heaton's Mint, which became The Birmingham Mint (Icknield Street) Link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Mint
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