Author Topic: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.  (Read 1285103 times)

amanda wright

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #2167 on: February 19, 2012, 08:46:20 AM »
Good Morning,
I was just reading through your post- you two seem very 'UP' on the wherabouts of roads etc, do either of you know where Broom Street, Aston was ??
i am new to this and hardly know Brum anymore as i moved away in 1989, so hoping that you geniuses can help.
( a bit of charm goes a long way)
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amanda wright

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #2169 on: February 19, 2012, 09:52:25 AM »
You dont happen to have any old photo's of it do you ?
Thankyou for that link, I shall go look immediately.
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« Reply #2170 on: February 19, 2012, 11:18:21 AM »
No, I'm afraid I don't

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« Reply #2171 on: February 19, 2012, 11:39:27 AM »
Hi Amanda
 
Though I remember the street quite well from the 50' & 60's my answer is the same as Mike's sorry I can't help.
 
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amanda wright

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #2172 on: February 19, 2012, 11:41:51 AM »
Hi Both,
Thats ok, thanks for replying anyway.
I shall keep searching google images etc.
i only sterted this family history thing after dad died- looking for his mothers grave- and now Ive turned into an anorak !! i love it !
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday bothx

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« Reply #2173 on: February 19, 2012, 04:23:11 PM »
Thanks so much Mike (jee) for your brilliant reply!  Ancestry doesn't have those 2 particular Directories you've quoted from, so the extra info is really great to have.

The Brassworks at 87 isn't the Saunders one (checked in '71 Census)... but knowing that's where number 87 is means you can work back to 75 on the corner opposite the Adelaide Arms.  This is 'as per' the Census, so my thinking is that 76 is the next pair of 'blocks' on the plan (In the photo, a house and yard entrance/single storey store) and 77 is the next block you've shown as 76.... the 'big' house in the photo, which apparently became the conservative club. (Not my allegience I have to say!!).  The rear gardens suggest the block you've divided to create 77 is really one complete house... number 78, and the numbers then run on perfectly up to 87.

Whatever the case, I do so appreciate you taking the trouble to reply.  Thanks again Mike
Alan

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #2174 on: February 19, 2012, 06:16:47 PM »
I'm not sure i would agree with you Alan, as that would mean that, for some reason, the numbering went 72 (adelaide Arms, number confirmed in directory) then erskine St, then 75. I don't think that would be very likely. My identification attempted to correlate the known 87 and 72 with the buildings shown on the map . The map is mid 1880s and the the building i put as no containing 77 is wider than most of the plots and might well have , in that earlier time, have been two plots. I doubt if we will everknow for certain though.

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« Reply #2175 on: February 19, 2012, 09:29:55 PM »
Hi Phil just to let you know the name of the shop was Simms.On the other corner of lupin street was another shop called  Collins,I used to work in Mrs Collins shop evenings and Saturdays.I used to live in 16 Lupin Street until 1952 Then moved to Brays Road Sheldon,on the back of an old coal lorry.

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« Reply #2176 on: February 19, 2012, 09:31:13 PM »
Sorry the picture is on page 192.

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« Reply #2177 on: February 19, 2012, 09:41:37 PM »
Sorry bigalfats
 
To what photo do you refer? Each post has a reply number under its title, this is reply No 2178 do you think you can give us the number so we can see what you refer to.
 
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