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17th March 2016

Memories of David Hollingsorth

 

This photo was taken at the rear of 381 Monument Road, mum, dad, sister Pauline, Colin, Vic, myself and my sister-in-law on the left.

My sister Pauline passed away this last December aged 71.

 

 

25th May 2014

 

338 Monument Road, 1962

Monument Road

 

20th December 2013

 

The attached photo has been passed to me via an old BB colleague.  He is in contact with a man named Ted Stanton.

 

The photo is of the Summerhill Methodist Church Youth Club and is dated sometime in the 1940's.

 

Ted is standing at the back, extreme left as we look at the photo.  Featured on the photo are three men who were also officers in the 36th BB. They are Arthur Wakeling (who was our Captain), Arthur Cleaver and Jack Bell. They are seated behind the boys on the floor.

 

Ted was wondering if anyone recognises themselves on the photo and if so maybe they could be put in touch.

 

Albert Moulsdale

 

1st February 2013

 

Health Centre in Monument Road

Pearce's on the corner of Monument Road and Ledsam Street

 

23rd April 2012

 

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Coronation photograph of The Dispensary on Monument Road

 

 

12th March 2012

This photograph was sent in by Clive and Rex Dempster, they are a couple who ran a sweet shop just below the swimming baths in Monument Road, can you identify them?

 

The shop was called WYSES - thanks to Robert Hicks

 

Lin Hopkinson - Their names were Vic and Louisa Reeves and they were my aunt and uncle.

Hope this may jog other people’s memories.

 

 

29th December 2011

Crowds in Monument Road in 1953 to see the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh

on their way to Lucas's from King Edward's School

Postcard of St. John's Church, dated 5th August, 1904

Courtesy of Jacqui Fielding

Monument Road

305 Monument Road, 1961

Edgbaston Cinema, first opened its doors in 1928

Edgbaston Cinema, 1964

Edgbaston Cinema, 1964

Monument Road, 1960

Monument Road, 1961

Re: Janet Cook

 

Her dad was Fred Pountney, who had a cobblers shop on Monument Road, and I knew her dad well, as he was a mate of my father, we lived in Shakespeare Road.

 

I came across two old photos of her dad, out somewhere with Dinky and my Mom.  Dad must have taken the photos as his motorbike is in the photographs.

 

Photographs courtesy of Graham Sullivan

 

Photograph courtesy of Clive and Rex Dempster

Photograph courtesy of Clive and Rex Dempster

Welfare Outing, Monument Road

Cotterills' Flower Shop in Monument Road

Landon Bros.

Les-Ray Hairdressers, 375 Monument Road

This fantastic picture shows Monument Road Garage

N. Oakley, 365 Monument Road

Accident at Spring Hill, March 1949

Information courtesy of Peter Drake, author of "The Inner Circle"

On the 16 March, 1949 an Inner Circle bus passing Monument Road into Icknield Street, was hit by a fire engine and finished up in the non-fiction shelves of Spring Hill Library. This was one of the worst accidents in the history of municipal public transport in Birmingham, with ten passengers being killed. 1041 (CVP 141), a Daimler COG5 of 1937 had its offside lower saloon ripped out in the accident and as a result was scrapped. Here the fire brigade have hosed down the cobbled road surface to wash away the fuel oil which was spilled after the diesel tank in the bus ruptured.

Photograph courtesy of Clive Dempster

Photograph courtesy of Clive Dempster

Photograph courtesy of Clive Dempster

Monument Road and Hagley Road, 1961

202-203 Monument Road, 1956

Monument Road - Alston Street - Ladywood Road

Winter Scene, 1963

St. John's Church, 1969

Duke of Wellington, 1964

338 Monument Road, 1962

Ladywood Community Centre, 1962

405 Monument Road, 1956

The Turf Public House, 1959

United Methodist Church, 1958

Monument Road

 

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