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Phil

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #627 on: February 18, 2017, 03:18:25 PM »
Does anyone remember the swimming baths just of the bottom of Alum Rock Rd by the Rock picture house Edmund

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The only swimming baths I remember in Saltley were the ones in George Arthur Road near the top end and St Saviours Rd  and the swimming baths ran through to Norton public washing baths on Adderley Rd. The swimming baths sometimes doubled up as a dance hall when the pool was covered over.
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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #628 on: February 18, 2017, 03:53:44 PM »
Thanks Phil ,My friend lived a couple of doors up from the baths,we went to Goodrich St school together,Used to borrow the  blue tri angle swimming costume couldn't afford one myself.Edmund

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #629 on: February 19, 2017, 08:40:48 PM »
On the 1939 Electoral Register, there were a fair number of people living on The Gate and the adjacent Metropolitan Road next to The Met works. On the 1945 Register, there was one person on Gate Street and nobody on Metropolitan Road.


I know The Gate took a bit of a caning in late 1940 but does anybody know when and how it all vanished as there were still people there after the late 1940 air raid ?

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Re: Adderley road, st saviours road, alum rock saltley
« Reply #630 on: April 27, 2017, 11:53:47 AM »
Hi


I wonder if anyone remembers me or my family, I lived in George Arthur Road, one of the two new houses built after the war, my name was Gayle and my parents were Sheila and Richard Williams, we only lived there for about 3-4 years around 1957-61,
My grandparents owned the off licence on the corner of Adderley Road and St Saviours Road, they owned the off licence for probably 30-40 years, Madge and Bill Wells,
I would love to hear from anyone who new any of us, and if you have any photos of the off licence or surrounding area I would love to see them please, thanks

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #631 on: April 28, 2017, 06:29:03 PM »
I haven't been on the site for a while, so was pleased to see so many people interested in Saltley/Alum Rock, I lived in Reginald Rd and my husband in George Arthur Rd, the grocery shop on the corner of Alum Rock Rd and George Arthur Rd was Bagley's, before it became Tesco's,  we are still in touch with Ernie Bagley who lived there with his mom and dad and sister Cynthia.
My husband and I went to St Saviours school and then I went to Nansen Rd school and my husband (Robert Jenkins) went to Leigh Rd.


Daisy1 (Rita)


Hi I once lived in George Arthur road. One of the two new houses near the baths. My grand parents owned the off licence on the corner of adderley road and st saviours road. They were there over 30 years Madge and Bill wells would you happen to remember them?

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #632 on: April 28, 2017, 06:39:48 PM »
I remember the paper shop next to the No 8 bus stop on Adderly Rd. opposite the Tilt Hammer pub. I can't remember their name. There was a greengrocer called Baily very near to it in the 1940,s but it may have changed Hands. The driveway near these shops went down to our bakehouse and the backs of the shops in High st. Chaplins, Bentley the Taylor  etc.


The bus drivers and 'inspectors' used to walk down the driveway to get hot bread rolls at the Bakehouse. This about late 40's early 50's.


I remember Ivy Day the green grocer on Adderley Road. And Keatings the dry cleaners on the corner around 1960s

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #633 on: April 28, 2017, 06:44:19 PM »
Does anyone remember the swimming baths just of the bottom of Alum Rock Rd by the Rock picture house Edmund
I remember the swimming baths in George Arthur road. Spent many a happy day there. Also remember the wash baths on adderley road

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #634 on: July 05, 2017, 03:26:41 PM »

Phil,
 Thanks for the info.
Perhaps you have seen the painting below (not mine I'm sorry to say),
it shows the bus leaving the 'Gate' via Saltley Viaduct (around 1956),
to the left on the sky-line are the houses in Phillimore Road (off WasHwood Heath Rd). The building on the sky-line to the immediate right of the bus can only be the 'Rock' picture house? (although I can't recall it being that dominant).
The road off to the right is Crawford Street, with the 'London Tavern' pub on the corner.


That bus is going the wrong way, the bus is heading into town not to Castle Bromwich, Newport Road.
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #635 on: September 17, 2017, 06:11:13 PM »
good evening to all,
did anyone attend high field road junior and infant school1959 onwards?.