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lutleyyeltz

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Re: Druids Heath and The Maypole
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2012, 07:29:52 PM »
Who remembers the blacksmith's forge in Bell's Lane at the Maypole?
Also on a Friday evening there was a wooden hut, opposite the Maypole cinema, which acted as a savings point for the Birmingham Municipal Bank, in Hawkhurst Road.
On the canal at Millpool Hill there were canoes and boats for hire. This was near the bridge close to the Three Horseshoes pub.
All this was in the early fifties.
 
The E57 Social Club is near there and my first father-in-law was a founder member. The name originates from the serial number of a nissen hut that was on spare ground on the corner of Alcester Road South and Warstock Road.
After  WW2 permission was given for my father -in- law and some of his pals to use the ground  as allotments. They used to take a crate (or two ) of beer to enjoy after their labours and the result was - the E57 Social Club!

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Re: Druids Heath and The Maypole
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 07:36:06 PM »
lutleyyeltz
 
Is this the Blacksmiths that you mean, it's a little earlier than the 1950's though.
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Re: Druids Heath and The Maypole
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2012, 07:39:38 PM »
Yes, that's it. It obviously had been there for many years, but I remember it during the 50s. when I lived in Camford Grove.

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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2012, 10:24:47 AM »
The Last three Photos i have uploaded show : Bells farm, an RAF aerial shot 1945. Sir Theodore Pritchett Primary School, Druids Heath 1977. and The Bells Farm Prefab Estate, RAF aerial shot 1945. Many thanks Phil for the link to help upload pictures to the forum. O0

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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2012, 10:26:19 AM »
Hi Ads
 
Great photos, but do you think you might give us the locations for those of us who don't know the area as well as you obviously do?
 
Sorry Ads I was posting this message as you uploaded the information.
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2012, 02:53:33 PM »
RAF Aerial View of Bells Farm Prefab Estate, Druids Heath, 1945.


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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012, 02:55:57 PM »
RAF aerial View of Bells Farm, Druids Heath 1945.


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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2012, 02:57:24 PM »
Aerial view of Sir Theodore pritchett School, Bells lane, Druids Heath 1977 ( The school is now known as The Oaks.)