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Peter Mcilvogue

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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #165 on: March 26, 2018, 11:15:45 AM »
Hi there, I attended Hope st school from 1960 to 1963 & I lived in Belgrave rd next to Dares brewery and before that I lived in Charles Henry st, the Headmaster at the time was Mr Green. Does anyone else remember........... thank's  Peter mac

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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #166 on: April 20, 2018, 01:54:26 PM »
Talking of teeth.........


I'm guessing it's the 'school' dentist in Benacre St you're talking about? I still remember to this day how much I dreaded going there. I once saw a small girl with a large white men's handkerchief covered in blood. I used to have nightmares when I knew I had to go there! I have never forgotten the street name![/size]

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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #167 on: April 20, 2018, 02:34:50 PM »
Hi Mrsperfect,


What years were you talking about because back in my school days 1952 - 1962 the school clinic with the dentist department was at Sherbourne Road. I only ever went there once and that finished me for life with dentist.


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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #168 on: April 21, 2018, 01:37:25 AM »
Hi Phil


I just realised I posted on the wrong thread, you weren't talking about teeth at all!


I was born in 1952, so I guess school dentists for me would be about 1957 on. I just googled Sherbourne Rd and it's in the opposite direction to Benacre St, (I lived in Hertford Street, Balsall Heath) then. Are you sure about your dates as I distinctively remember the name Benacre.

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« Reply #169 on: April 21, 2018, 10:55:25 AM »
Hello again Mrsperfect,


I don't doubt that you received dental treatment at Benacre Street, it's just that no one has mentioned a school clinic at Benacre Street before, whilst many including myself remember receiving dental treatment at Sherbourne Road School.


I remember Hertford Street very well originally from attending Clifton Road School once a week for 5 years for woodwork classed when attending Dennis Road School. Later in life I used the Crown public house on the corner of St Pauls Road quite frequently though I was never a regular there.
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« Reply #170 on: April 21, 2018, 03:21:51 PM »
Hello again Mrsperfect,


I don't doubt that you received dental treatment at Benacre Street, it's just that no one has mentioned a school clinic at Benacre Street before, whilst many including myself remember receiving dental treatment at Sherbourne Road School.


I remember Hertford Street very well originally from attending Clifton Road School once a week for 5 years for woodwork classed when attending Dennis Road School. Later in life I used the Crown public house on the corner of St Pauls Road quite frequently though I was never a regular there.


Would you believe I was born about 5 or 6 houses away from the Crown, (same side) at 43 Hertford St? I have never been inside it as my family moved to Moseley Village when I was eight. I used to catch the bus to school which went down towards Edgbaston Cricket Ground (No.1A?).


When I was 18/19 yrs old I went  to Torquay, (for the season) and stayed for about three/four years in Devon and Somerset. When I came back to Moseley I met my future husband, (Australian). We got married and migrated to Sydney. Although I have been back many times, I have few memories. The city changed so much too.


Many years ago I went to see where I was born one evening as it was getting dark. My husband shone the car headlights on the house and all I saw was a pile of rubble that was the house I was born in........very sad! :(



Another year I revisited it and there were all new houses built. The place looked much better than I remembered from the previous visit, plus Pickwick Park! Who would have guessed that all those houses in St Paul's Rd would be turned into a park! I used to play on a bomb site......I would have LOVED a park!


My Aunt Celia used to live at the bottom of St Paul's Rd and when I was about 16 yrs I worked at the dry cleaners on Ladypool Rd on Saturdays, (I can't remember the name but it was close to St Paul's Rd but on the opposite side) the woman was a bit cranky to the customers but lovely to me. I was saving up for a trip to the USA and also babysat at night too. I got to go to the states with my savings from the Britannic Assurance and my two part time jobs.


I used to buy a cottage loaf, (the round loaf with the bun on top) from Trippas' Bakery on the corner of St Paul's Rd and Ladypool Rd and run over to her house and we'd have hot bread and melting butter on it! That was the best bread I have ever eaten!

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Re: Balsall Heath - Photo's of Benacre Street and/or Hope Street
« Reply #171 on: April 21, 2018, 03:40:20 PM »
Mrsperfect


As this conversation has now wandered off topic I will start a new thread concerning Hertford Street and it's surroundings where you are welcome to make any further comments or observations.
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