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« Reply #2002 on: November 09, 2011, 08:29:37 PM »
Hi Shar
 
Welcome to the forum, over the years since I have been a member of this forum we have had a few members who lived in the flats on Melvina rd. If you look back on this thread you will probably see some of them perhaps you might even know them.
 
I myself only knew Billy Boucher who lived on the Melvina Rd side & Dennis Ray who lived on the Little Hall Rd side.
 
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« Reply #2003 on: November 09, 2011, 11:35:57 PM »
Hi Shar I had two friends who lived in the flats who I suspect were a little older than you Melvin Wellard (lived in the top block by the shops) Micky Humpage lived half way down,I used the Community Centre all the time from the first day it opened. Dek

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« Reply #2004 on: November 10, 2011, 04:14:50 PM »
Hi Dek nice to see ya back with us. Shar,here's a picture of Malvina road, which block did you live in Shar? if it's on the photo, this is thanks to the mail archive's
 
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« Reply #2005 on: November 10, 2011, 07:37:48 PM »
Hey Pudding
 
I seem to remember that wall being a lot higher than that, or was I that much smaller then?
 
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« Reply #2006 on: November 10, 2011, 07:48:29 PM »
Hi Phil.  -  I can remember sitting on that wall trying to catch the Glasgow Express at 0745hrs after my paper round.There were houses there then and the gardens ran down to the wall,but stopped short for a path that ran the back of the houses.Back there again at 1230hrs. to catch the Pines Express,and again at 1730hrs to catch the returning Glasgow Express.Thank god television was invented,I could stop in the house for a warm.

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« Reply #2007 on: November 10, 2011, 08:17:45 PM »
The Nelson. Now that brings back memories.I was born in the road before in the back to backs. Proctor Street. The lady who served in the cooked meat shop was Mrs. Holt I know that she was the mother of my first girlfriend,you are right ,the bike shop was next door.Then came Gordon Lowes the butchers,followed by the home made meat shop, sold tripe,pigs feet chicklings etc. all cooking away merrily.I get a bit vauge here so Iwould welcome verification,perhaps Phil could put me right. George Masons the grocers was next, then the home made sweet shop.Blane will remember the next Bob Walters.I was measured for my first suit there in 1956 ,a teddy boy siut the full works 14inch bottoms finger length coat all in grey with velvet collar and cuffs.cost me 16 . Yes Blane he was a cracking tailor.furher down was Haynes the greengrocers  I recall a shop on the oppisite side of the road cornener of Willis Street but not the name tnen some houses Followed by the Royal Oak pub more houses a book shop and another greengrocers corner of Henry Street.

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« Reply #2008 on: November 10, 2011, 09:04:07 PM »
Mick
 
This is from the 1950 edition of Kelly's Trade Directory.
 
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.... here is Cromwell st ....
192 Bannister _& Thatcher
Ltd. chemists
193 Coleman Mrs. Edith E.
butcher
194 Whitaker Regnld. grocr
195 Pardoe Fredk. pastrycook
196 Alexander Leonard, sen.
florist
197 Ash Mrs. May L.butcher
198 Lupton Mrs. Lilian,
fancy draper
199 Baines T. H. Ltd.bakers
200 Giles Mrs. Kate, wardrobe
dlr
201 Clowes Howard Eric,
shoe dlr
202 Eaves Oliver, shopkpr
203 Telma Stores, grocers
204 Larner Bros, electrcl.
engnrs
205 & 206 Walters Bob (L
W. Howchin, propr.)
outfitter
207 Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd
208 Birmingham Co-operative
Society Ltd
(grocery dept)
209 Wood Fred, tailor
210 Austin Fredk. (Butcher
Ltd
211 Walker Jas. Rd. boot dlr
212 Mason D. & Co. wallpaper
mers
213 MasonGeorgeJ.Limited
grocers
214 Towers Mrs. Isabella,
butcher
215 Rabin Mrs. Ivy Violet.
milliner
216 Timpson Wm. Ltd. boot
dlrs
217 Phillips Wm. grocer
218 Larner Jn. pork butcher
219 Lowe Wm. fly. butcher
220 & 221 James Thos. H.
cycle agt
222 Walden & Wood Ltd
cooked meat shop
224 Old Nelson P.H. Frank Bridges
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« Reply #2009 on: November 10, 2011, 11:23:11 PM »
Hello Mick M  -  The shop on the corner of Willis St.(opposite the church)was Bennetts the paper shop diagonally opposite was a cake shop with the chemist on the other corner.

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« Reply #2010 on: November 11, 2011, 08:53:35 AM »
I'm not sure if I have uploaded these photos before, but they are all Great Lister St. I really must get round to updating the photo list for this thread.
 
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« Reply #2011 on: November 11, 2011, 11:21:20 AM »
Hi Phil,do you happen to know the name of the pub on the fourth picture you have posted? please.
also do know the name of this pub I am posting of gt Lister st but I don't know what corner it was on?
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« Reply #2012 on: November 11, 2011, 11:41:12 AM »
Gt. Photo Pud In the background I can See the first Flated Factory built in B.Ham This was located by the Green Man so I think The pub Would be on the corner of Chester St this is a pub I always forget the name of. Dek