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RE: Nechells

#151 by lynne webb , Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:41 pm

Thanks Mike, I'm on Ancestry and the Rolls only go up to 1955 on there.

 
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RE: Nechells

#152 by mikejee , Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:33 pm

Do you want me to look on MHD ?

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RE: Nechells

#153 by lynne webb , Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:38 pm

If you wouldn't mind Mike, that would be great, their names are Douglas and Norah Ball and they lived at 6 Freeman Road. Thanks very much.
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RE: Nechells

#154 by Marion , Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:13 am

I have special memories of Nechells from '73.
Me and my friends used to visit the uncle of one of those friends who, with his girlfriend, let some of us go to his house and get ready, (while listening to his L.P.'s - notably Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Waters'), and go to the pub. We used to get bottles of cider from the outdoor, till some lads playing darts called us in.

Places involved

Stuart St. (where he, Matt, and g/f Cathy lived)
The New Inns (further down that road? first pub I went into)
The Villa Tavern
The Sportsman
The White Horse (which my friend, Christine, called 'The White Nages')
Can still picture the Juke Box and songs on it in most of them pubs.


 
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RE: Nechells

#155 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:18 am

Marion

I think I may have mentioned this before, but your excursions into Nechells were always to what I call the posh end of Nechells, didn't you ever venture into the slum end?

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RE: Nechells

#156 by Marion , Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:58 pm

really?
In '73 Stuart st. and other roads and pubs just had terraced houses, and the pubs mentioned were just back street ones, albeit with some friendly people in (as it goes)
P.S. what roads were the slum end then? (Don't forget, I grew up in the Aston slums, as they got called).


 
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RE: Nechells

#157 by Sheldonboy , Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:01 pm

Quote: Marion wrote in post #155
really?
In '73 Stuart st. and other roads and pubs just had terraced houses, and the pubs mentioned (including The White Horse..Nechells Park Road??) were just back street ones, albeit with some friendly people in (as it goes)

I'm sure there were nice people in Nechells as everywhere else, " The posh end of Nechells" I must have gone down the wrong street.


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RE: Nechells

#158 by Marion , Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:03 pm

anyone visit them pubs around then?
Many of my posts are not for historical information, I suppose, but just simply to relate, as fellow humans, incase there is someone (person, not building or road) with shared history.

 
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RE: Nechells

#159 by Sheldonboy , Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:09 pm

Quote: Marion wrote in post #157
anyone visit them pubs around then?
Many of my posts are not for historical information, I suppose, but just simply to relate, as fellow humans, incase there is someone (person, not building or road) with shared history.

I hope no offence was taken to my post marion, but the parts of nechells that I knew had for years I believe been sadly neglected by this city, other parts of the city have also suffered in the same manner.


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RE: Nechells

#160 by Marion , Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:11 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #158

I hope no offence was taken to my post marion,

No! not at all!
takes a lot to offend me [Be Cool]

 
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RE: Nechells

#161 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:12 pm

Marion

If you had called around where I lived you would have seen what slums were all about, the furthest I got up that end of Nechells drinking was probably the Stork in Goodrick St and maybe the Albion in Cato St North, but that would have been a very few times only. My locals were the Adelaide or the Ashted Hamlet and of course the Railway Club.

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RE: Nechells

#162 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:14 pm

Take no notice of SB he only knows posh.

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RE: Nechells

#163 by lynne webb , Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:36 pm

I dont know Nechells but I had rellies in Cato St. and Windsor St., were they in the slums or the posh bit.

 
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RE: Nechells

#164 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:57 pm

Lynne

The trouble with Nechells was you could live in the worse back to back courtyard and at the top of the road you would have Georgian Mansions that were built before the slums when it was a desirable area.

Cato Street had back to backs and back courtyards as did Windsor Street and they were both at the end that suffered most from the demolition hammer. So what does that tell you?

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RE: Nechells

#165 by lynne webb , Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:25 pm

It was the slums then Phil.

 
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