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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #891 on: July 28, 2020, 07:10:03 PM »
In 1956-7 I lived in Melrose Avenue off Woodfield road. I went to Clifton Rd school and will always remember a classmate called Teddy Bishop who had the distinction of being the only Aston Villa fan in a class of blue noses. Another friend I had went by the unusual name of Alan Allen.

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« Reply #892 on: July 29, 2020, 11:20:29 AM »
Banjo,
What years where you at Clifton rd school I attended from 1948 to 1954.
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« Reply #893 on: August 01, 2020, 12:45:37 AM »
Frederick,
I was there 1954-56 and the only teacher's class I remember being in was Mr White's class.

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« Reply #894 on: August 01, 2020, 10:28:54 AM »
I went onto Dennis rd scondry school where did you go on to.
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« Reply #895 on: August 01, 2020, 02:56:34 PM »
Hi Frederick, I had a complicated childhood. When I first went to Clifton Rd school I was living in Leamington Rd. I was then moved to Lozells and went to Lozells school for a couple of months. When I returned to Clifton Rd school I was then living in Melrose Ave off Woodfield Rd. Before I was due to go to Dennis Rd school in 1957 I was taken to live in Hamstead and ended up going to Churchfields Comprehensive in West Bromwich. So, my time in Balsall Heath only covers about 3 years but, I have so many good memories of it.

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« Reply #896 on: August 01, 2020, 03:31:08 PM »
Hi Banjo,
Small world I also lived in Leamington rd at number 58 three doors up from the little shop. I lived there all my life until I got married at Neely 25. What number did you live at. The time you lived in Leamington rd 1954 I was 11 years old.
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« Reply #897 on: August 01, 2020, 05:29:35 PM »
I lived at No 69 which was one of the three storey houses on the other side of the road. I lived two doors down from the Hobdays, Larry being one of my friends. My best friend was David Jones who lived at No 55. I remember going round the back of the shop to a house about three/four doors up to watch their tv as we didn't have one. It may have been your house but, I was about 8/9yrs old then and may have had different friends. Memories of playing on the bomb peck between Leamington Rd & Brunswick Rd, going to the Olympia or the Carlton every week, the lady who sold shoes from her front room at No 61 and kids putting on a show in the entry of the shop one time.

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« Reply #898 on: August 02, 2020, 04:12:45 PM »
Remember Dennis Hobday his mother had a gater on her neck Mr Shepard wear you had your shows off lived oppersite us they were one of the only people with a car in the road. The house with the TV would that have been the Sheldon's my cousins.
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« Reply #899 on: January 04, 2021, 03:57:16 PM »
Hello again Sandie,
 
Some of the places you mention have already been discussed and there are photos already on the forum. If you type the names such as Alhambra into the search box you will be taken to the threads that mention it.
 
Here are the pictures of Leopold Street that I have, some of them might be a little older than what your remember. but as it changed very little over the years it hardly matters.
 
Phil

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« Reply #900 on: January 04, 2021, 04:10:04 PM »
hello, i am new to this very interesting site , i used to live in Leopold street  number 71 from about 1950 till 1964 the photos show the house next to Harris's grocery shop where i worked part time until we moved  i was about 14 then, we were a large family of smiths my sisters and i also went to Highgate girls school, i have lots of lovely memories from those days