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RE: Nechells

#166 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:44 pm

What number Windsor St Lynne, it would have a lot to do with where it was. Windsor Street ran all the way from Richard St by the gasworks right down to Vauxhall Rd.

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RE: Nechells

#167 by lynne webb , Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:58 pm

My rellie lived at 3 back of 213 Windsor St. He was at that address when he died in 1947.

 
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RE: Nechells

#168 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:07 am

Hi Lynne

I can't tell you much about 3/213 as that section of Windsor St had gone when we moved into Nechells in 1953/4. In fact it was one of the places that was first to come under the clearance hammer in the early 50's and was the location of what we knew as the Kellet St flats. As a matter of fact the section of Windsor St where your relative lived would now be under Kellet Rd.

Here are a couple of photos of back courts in Windsor St, the one with the little front wall must be one of the ones that was opened up in the early 1900's. They did this by demolishing one or two of the properties at the front of the court thus doing away with the entry tunnel entrance and letting some light and air into the court.

The other photo is of Kellet Rd that is probably built over where your relations house stood.

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#169 by lynne webb , Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:11 pm

Thanks for the pics Phil, these courts were all very much the same, they all look a bit dire but what choice did they have..

 
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RE: Nechells

#170 by mikejee , Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:50 pm

Lynne
Don't know if this is any help. The c 1889 map shows back 213 in red. Here it is called Court 13, and runs up to the junction with coleman St

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RE: Nechells

#171 by lynne webb , Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:20 pm

Mike thanks for the map, I've found another two rellies in the same street, but at different times, the numbers are 150 and 196 both Windsor St. Would it be possible to pinpoint where these are please. Thanks.
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RE: Nechells

#172 by mikejee , Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:36 am

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They are marked on the c 1889 map below. I am pretty certain of 150, but with 196 i could be one building out. numbering is not absolutely clear
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#173 by lynne webb , Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:21 pm

Thanks Mike, I'm slowly putting it all together and the maps are a great help...

 
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RE: Nechells

#174 by astoness , Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:29 pm

nice mapping again mike..where would we be without you...[Big Smile]

 
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RE: Nechells

#175 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:49 pm

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RE: Nechells

#176 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:39 pm

One or two photographs for pudding that he may or may not have seen. We have Long Acre, Nechells Power Station, Saltley High St & Washwood Heath Rd at the Gate Saltley.

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RE: Nechells

#177 by Pudding , Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:52 am

Hi Phil, the photos that you have posted, two of them I have not seen before thank you.
the one of Coulson Bros printers was on the opposite corner to the white horse pub at the junction of Holborn hill and Long acre as I only lived yards away from here back in the 50''s/60's.
The photo of Nechells power station (B hall ) is a new angle of a shot that I have not seen before as for the two saltley shots I have seen elsewhere.
I'll post a few pics and hoping you have not come across.Nechells 1960's' Railway Terrace and Long Acre corner, and the last steam Tram no8 what I think is outside the coliseum theater saltley road.


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RE: Nechells

#178 by Pudding , Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:10 am

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RE: Nechells

#179 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:53 am

Whats up pudding, are you having a problem posting photo's? I think the site is experiencing a few problems of late we all have seemed to suffer problems with uploading anything over the last couple of weeks. When we post nothing seems to appear at the time except a little bit of text, but a couple of hours later a photo appears. Is that your problem?

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#180 by Pudding , Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:00 pm

Hi Phil, I have tryed several times to posts the pics but no it will not up load?

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