Author Topic: Kitts Green, Lea Village and Glebe Farm  (Read 29150 times)

Annirobbo

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Re: Kitts Green, Lea Village and Glebe Farm
« Reply #132 on: August 16, 2020, 08:20:19 PM »
Hi folks, I am new to this site, have lived in Glebe Farm for 30 years, grew up by the Toby Jug Castle Bromwich, both my Parents came from the Glebe and just wondered if anyone recalls them?
Dad's family lived in Stud Lane.....Geoff, Sylvia, Marjie and Brenda TONKS
Mom's family lived in South Roundhay, Nell and Vic, my grandparents and Tony, Colin, Johnny, Pauline and Jean CORRALL.


Hi my family lived next door to the to the Tonks in stud lane. I was really young but I only ever knew Mrs Tonks. She moved to Kirkham grove in an old people bungalow. We had her cat Skippy. My mom invited her round the house to watch princess Anne get married because we had a colour tv. I donít know what happen to her after that. If itís not the same person itís a hell of a coincidence





Edmund Fifield

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Re: Kitts Green, Lea Village and Glebe Farm
« Reply #133 on: August 16, 2020, 11:30:25 PM »
Hi ANNIEROBBO.LIVID IN EASTHOPE RD  FROM 49 -63 WENT TO LEA VILLAGE TILL 54
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Because this ain't no rehearsal
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Annirobbo

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Re: Kitts Green, Lea Village and Glebe Farm
« Reply #134 on: August 17, 2020, 10:39:17 PM »
Hi ANNIEROBBO.LIVID IN EASTHOPE RD  FROM 49 -63 WENT TO LEA VILLAGE TILL 54


I lived in stud lane from 68-86 and I went to audley road 69-77 my family was still living in stud lane until 2000

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Re: Kitts Green, Lea Village and Glebe Farm
« Reply #135 on: August 28, 2020, 05:05:12 PM »

I lived with my Gran and Grandad in Yockleton Road Lea Village, Birmingham B33. I was born at Yockleton Road but grew up in New John St West off Summer Lane. Eventually I went to live with my Gran and to be honest would never say it was Shard End.  In fact you would have to go down Packington Avenue over the Bailey Bridge to reach Shard End-Howver it does border Shard End.  Is it Lea Village, Lea Hall, or Kitts Green- where all the shops are io was known as the Village- Then it was a wonderful place- i remember walking with my Grandad to the Bluebell Woods and Chelmsley Woods when they were woods before being built on.

If you havenít heard of Lea Village (it is in Shard End, very close to the airport) then donít worry. Even in 1932 a reporter from the Birmingham Mail described it as ďÖ probably the loneliest, most rural and least known spot in BirminghamĒ.
Although the history of the village can be traced back to 1275, it became subsumed under the suburban growth of Birmingham in the 1930s and post war estate building projects. There are now no signs for Lea Village, no markers of its rich history. However, Lea Villageís past is marked by German planes that were shot down in the Second World War, the roads built by POWs, the role of the now demolished Lea Hall in the Civil War and the people who moved here, including Sam Musson who walked from Leicestershire to Lea Village in 1850 to begin a small-holding and open a sweet shop. Birminghamís rich history lies not just in its industrial city centre past, but in its hinterlands too.