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PAULINE WHITTINGTON

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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #880 on: August 16, 2019, 10:45:03 AM »
Hi Foxey & Bramble,
 
Welcome to the forum both of you, Bramble could you be thinking of St Johns School in Mary Street over the Edward rd end of Mary Street?
Hi Bramble would your mom & dad remember a lady named Mrs Howard she lived round the corner from the pub She had a son named John Hill who emergrated to Austrila.

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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #881 on: August 16, 2019, 12:40:00 PM »
Hi Bramble would your mom & dad remember a lady named Mrs Howard she lived round the corner from the pub She had a son named John Hill who emergrated to Austrila.



Hi Pauline. I think you will find that Bramble hasn't been on the forum since 2013, but you never know he or she may return.
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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #882 on: August 28, 2019, 11:23:03 AM »
Hello Phil, just browsing through the forum when mention of Balsall Heath Road came up. My Dad was born and grew up in Kensington Gardens on Balsall Heath Rd. I believe it wes near where the road crossed the river (Rhea?) Tried to find it last year but there were no markers.


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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #883 on: August 28, 2019, 12:00:00 PM »
Hi Our Kid


You were quite a way out in your  navigation's, I don't know who gave you those directions but Kensington Gardens were quite a little way back up the hill before the River Rea.


Looking at the first map if you look under the 12 on the right hand side you will see Kensington Gardens, then look at the second map and you will see marked with a star where that location translates to today.
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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #884 on: August 28, 2019, 12:10:42 PM »
Our kid,


I know this is an old photo, but if you look a the right of the photo where the lady and gentleman are standing the opening there is the entrance to Kensington Gardens.
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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #885 on: August 28, 2019, 11:45:21 PM »
What a beautiful photo! It really does make the past come alive. We used to visit Dadís mother in the years after the war and I always remember a somewhat stern woman in a black dress. But she always gave us a silver coin.

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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #886 on: August 29, 2019, 12:45:38 PM »
Our Kid


I would think that photo dates from before WWII and possibly before WWI as well.
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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #887 on: April 11, 2020, 08:38:13 AM »
Hello Joy. Was it the Callaghan's on Clevedon Road?

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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #888 on: April 11, 2020, 02:22:18 PM »
That picture is of the corner of Wenman St & Balsall Heath Rd. In later years the corner shop became a residential property. Some time in the fifties and into the sixties it was home to an Irish family, the Gaffny's. I went out for a short time with their daughter, Bridget, she had an older brother, Patrick, who I believe was a sheet metal worker.

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Kensington gardens
« Reply #889 on: June 18, 2020, 02:12:35 PM »
I lived in Kensington gardens

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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #890 on: June 20, 2020, 09:30:09 AM »
Hi my mum lived in 2 back of 77 sherbourne road her name was Julie and her neighbor and friend was Sheila smith she had 3children Jackie Linda and Alan we lived opposite the bookies anyone remember my my mam