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Phil

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Re: Balsall Heath as it was.
« Reply #1452 on: November 11, 2019, 01:27:19 PM »
Hi Mark


Welcome to you, I have a vague memory of the parents baby clothes shop on Ladypool Road, but only because I passed it every day on the way to Dennis Road School and it was next to M & J's which called for an obligatory stop to look in the window to see the latest gear even if I could never afford it at that time no matter how cheap it was.
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Re: Balsall Heath as it was.
« Reply #1453 on: January 22, 2020, 12:39:48 PM »
Maltablue

You might recognise some of these,

The Crown Hertford St off St Pauls Rd.
The New Moseley Arms Edward Rd
Conybere Street
Belgrave Road.

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Re: Balsall Heath as it was.
« Reply #1454 on: January 22, 2020, 12:42:22 PM »
I recognise the Crown on the corner of Hertford Street (I too went to Clifton Road School).  The lollipop man (in the picture?) at that corner, crossing over St Pauls Road, was called Mr Nicholls

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Re: Balsall Heath as it was.
« Reply #1455 on: January 22, 2020, 01:13:43 PM »
Hi Carolann

Welcome to the forum, at number 13 you must have been near the junction with Oldfield Road and the outdoor & newsagents. It's changed a bit around there now. Even so you should remember Oldfield Rd when it looked like this, even if they were preparing to demolish most of it when this was taken.

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Re: Balsall Heath as it was.
« Reply #1456 on: January 22, 2020, 01:14:27 PM »
The newsagent at the top of Oldfield Road was run by a lovely old man called Mr Walsh

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Re: Balsall Heath as it was.
« Reply #1457 on: January 22, 2020, 06:11:25 PM »
yes, he was a lovely man, as were the other shopkeepers in oldfield rd and surrounding areas. we had our groceries on the book from most of them, but mrs keyte was our main one (as she was the nearest ).