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samw1984

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011, 01:59:14 PM »
Wow you both are a fountain of knowledge. It was William Dawkins my 3times great grandfather. I have him living there from 1881 according to census.

Thank you both so much for the help x

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011, 02:27:24 PM »
Any ideas on how much the house would of been bought of or would it of been rented in 1881?

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2011, 03:02:13 PM »
 samw1984
 
                   less than 300 to buy and rent would have been about five bob aweek(25p) and a rent man would call each week
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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2011, 03:19:54 PM »
Thanks Roy.
That's a crime how cheap that is compared to today's prices :-(


There were there for over 10 years so i would of thought they had bought it.


Thanks again sam




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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2011, 03:41:18 PM »
 samw1984
 
 
in Angelina street a two up and two down cost 50 to build in the mid 1800s that included gas fittings and gas cooker most belong to Birmingham housing dept in 1946 the rent was two shilling and 3p per week that's about (11p) per week  no electric no inside loo no bath room no hot water one open fire  each house had a gas meter penny in the slot that would last a week the mans wage at that time was about 3 per week  Roy
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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2011, 10:36:36 AM »
What a wonderful thread. I was quite amazed coming across this whilst 'googling' for information re Cox Street area. My Powell family lived at No. 37 in 1901 along with the Gravatt family (who were listed as 'visitors', although I believe Emma Powell went on to live permenantly with Alfred Gravatt as his wife in 1911).

Many thanks for all the info posted- a lovely surprise to see a photo too.

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2011, 10:54:07 AM »
Ellie71
 
welcome to the forum   if you can add to the coxstreet thread any ifo you might have family friends any thing it would help other members
 
plus its our history    so enjoy  and come back and play your welcome  roy
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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2011, 10:59:53 AM »
Hi Ellie
 
Welcome to our forum, if you browse through some of the other Birmingham History threads you will find other mentions of Cox St West & Upper Cox St and the whole area of Balsall Heath. You could try using the sites search engine to pinpoint pertinent posts.
 
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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2012, 11:17:44 PM »
My family moved to Cox Street West, from Leominster in Herefordshire, around 1950 when I was about two. My polish father ran a tailoring business in premises on a corner, and we lived in a room above. A dentist also lived there. I've always understood it was No.48 - but seeing the bus in that picture, maybe it was the 48 bus I remembered! I recall being taken to a small park or playground nearby. In 1952 we moved to Dean Road, Erdington, but the tailoring business continued at the Balsall Heath address. My father died in  a car crash in 1954, and someone else continued the business I believe. 

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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2012, 08:35:23 AM »
Hi Breconeer,
 
Welcome to you, in 1950 the only tailors listed on Cox Street West were C.H.Beasley at 1 & 2 Cox St West. This was at the junction of Balsall Heath Rd.
 
The park you remember would have been Calthorpe Park on nearby Cheddar Rd just a few minutes walk away.
 
This photo of the premises on the corner of Cox St West and Balsall Heath Rd  belongs to the collection of another member of this Forum Mikejee who photographed the area when it was being demolished. I know he won't mind me putting it up for him as I'm sure he would do the same.
 
I'm not sure if your fathers premises were the shop on the corner which was an outdoor at the time of demolition or the premises next door, but I'm sure you will remember.
 
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Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2012, 10:23:01 AM »
I don't think it was that corner Phil, as Fosters had been a wine & spirit merchants, and before that a grocers