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Werlygig

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #2475 on: August 20, 2012, 04:42:25 PM »
Hi do you have any pics of Charles Arthur Street School back in the 30/40s please? :)

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« Reply #2476 on: August 20, 2012, 05:22:54 PM »
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Welcome to you, I'm afraid I can't do you anything from the 30's but I have these teo from the 6o's & 70's will they do?
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« Reply #2477 on: August 20, 2012, 05:44:07 PM »
 O0 Hi Phil thats brilliant thank you, it is actually the house across the passage way you can just see the wall where my mother lived as a child but it can't find anything with pics of houses that close to the school where attended as a child..... thank you very much.
 
 

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« Reply #2478 on: August 20, 2012, 06:00:39 PM »
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Is this more what you are looking for?
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« Reply #2479 on: August 21, 2012, 09:48:22 PM »
Hi Werlygig  -  That shop was owned by the [censored],the photographer was standing with his back to Polly Wards used clothes shop,corner of Longacre and Charles Arthur St. Next to the school,lying back from the road,were two cottages that,I believe,were bombed out during the war,which I used to play in when a youngster.Had many a terrible time in them.My older brothers used to tie me up and lock me in a room whilst they played football in the school yard. :(

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« Reply #2480 on: August 22, 2012, 07:36:27 AM »
Hello, Thank you very much for that information,the house next to the school my nan and grandad lived, there name was Charles & Kezia Wood, my mother went to the school next door, my brother and I remember a sweet shop I think was down the road a little way opposite, the name you say of that shop rings a bell, my brother and I are trying to find where our nan would be (Kezia) we think she died in childbirth in 1926 we think, our mom (Kezia also) was only 5 at the time, grandad died in 1957. If you have any pictures I would be very grateful or more information that would be great, thanks again.
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« Reply #2481 on: August 22, 2012, 08:39:56 AM »
Hi Werlygig  -  The name of the sweet shop was Eadesy's,there was another by the same name just round the corner in Rocky Lane.Next door to [censored],in Charles Arthur St. was the Farr family. :)

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« Reply #2482 on: August 22, 2012, 09:55:55 AM »
Hello, Thank you very much for that information,the house next to the school my nan and grandad lived, there name was Charles & Kezia Wood, my mother went to the school next door, my brother and I remember a sweet shop I think was down the road a little way opposite, the name you say of that shop rings a bell, my brother and I are trying to find where our nan would be (Kezia) we think she died in childbirth in 1926 we think, our mom (Kezia also) was only 5 at the time, grandad died in 1957. If you have any pictures I would be very grateful or more information that would be great, thanks again.
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Hi Werlygig, Welcome to the forum. I hope tou don't mind me looking up your Grandma, but I think you may be right regarding the year your Grandma passed. There is a person by that name, and year recorded on Freebmd.org.uk.
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« Reply #2483 on: August 22, 2012, 09:56:44 AM »
Thank you for that........ if anyone has any more pictures I would love them please...... also if anyone new our family would be great, I do know that before they moved into 71 Charles Arthur St, they live at 32, Rocky Lane, Nechells, I also had an aunt who lived in Dunton Rd, Nechells? anyone... thank you.
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« Reply #2484 on: August 22, 2012, 10:19:12 AM »
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Some more photos of Charles Arthur Street in the 60's, with acknowledgements to Carl Chin's wonderful site "Birmingham Lives"
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« Reply #2485 on: August 22, 2012, 01:41:34 PM »
Hi Werlygig  -  Sorry I do not have any photograph's of Charles Arthur St. I rely on Phil. who seems to have everything to hand.I visit the Nechells Community Centre once a month and search through their archives for photo's.Have found some of my two younger sisters,my brother - in law and lots of school friends,but unfortunately I do not know what I looked like pre - teens.Still it gets me out of the house and is a labour of love.Best of luck with your search. O0