Author Topic: DARWIN STREET  (Read 9474 times)

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Re: DARWIN STREET
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2014, 11:21:45 AM »
Thanks Mikejee. The map is really useful, as I just couldn't place them (and was looking on the wrong side of the road!). Your descriptions of beer houses is fascinating from an historical perspective. But, also, when thinking about my Ancestirs, it really brings their life alive. They were obviously quite successful, as they ran the business for decades. Thanks for the insights Mike and Phil. Much appreciated.

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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2018, 08:39:54 PM »
Looking at the old photos if Darwin Street bought back so many memories. We moved there in 1952 when my parents bought the corner shop (Chandos Rd/Darwin Street).  There was a scrapyard opposite where my little brother and I used to climb over the wall and broken fence and jump[size=78%] into the great bins of swarf. Health & safety would gave a fit !! I was 11 then and went to Highgate Seconday Girls School just up the hill, until I left at 15. If anyone is interested in my memories of our lives there, please let me know. [/size]

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Re: DARWIN STREET
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2018, 11:51:29 AM »
Hi Pepper


Welcome to the forum, we are always interested in posters reminisces of Birmingham, there are a couple of photos and mentions of Chandos Street on the forum just type Chandos Street into the search box at the top right of the page. Just one thing where was your shop located as I can't bring it to mind as Chandos Street and Darwin Street never met did they as Salop Street was in between the two.
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« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2019, 04:17:00 PM »
i have found out that my grandad owned the coal business in Darwin street and my nan had sweet shop in moseley road near Leopold street.

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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2019, 04:33:11 PM »
Hi Spen


Welcome to the forum, there were two coal yards in Darwin Street one at 93 owned by H Bayliss and the other at 206 owned by R Slater. Mind you that was in the mid 60's are we talking about earlier or later than that. I suppose the sweet shop on Moseley Road could have been the one I used if going to the Alhambra  Cinema called the Candy Box?
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Re: DARWIN STREET
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2019, 04:54:29 PM »

the sweet shop would have where the red x marks the spot 



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