Memories of Acock's Green

Family Of William Churchill

I live in Hertfordshire but once lived in Acocks Green. By chance I have met a local elderly lady called Coral (also a Brummie) who tells me that her late grandfather, William Churchill, lived just off Lincoln Road in Acocks Green, near the Olton border. Due to family break up she lost touch with him as a ...Read full memory

276 Shirley Road

During WW2, my twin brother and I were born at this house on 2 Nov 1943 to Evelyn and Tom Williams. Dad built an Anderson bomb shelter in the back garden during the early years of the war, and was used by mother and children while dad was away with the Fire Department during bombing raids - we have several photos of ...Read full memory


I was born in Douglas Road in 1941 and remember many local shops as they were then important parts of our life and we often visited daily. On the Yardley Road I recall Greenwoods the baker, their son, Malcolm, and I went to the same school, Wrensons the grocers, C King Bowdler the chemist (we would now say pharmacist) and a firm ...Read full memory

The Shops On Yardley Road

I remember when all shopping was done by visiting independant local shops. The shops I remember going to with my mother on Yardley Road were Alldays butchers, Timms greengrocers, The Bargain Shop, Terry Lovetts Sports, The Iceberg (drinks store), The Chocolate Box, Washland and many more I can picture but cannot remember the names of. This was well before people had heard of supermarkets!

Hobmoor Croft Yardley

I was born in 1940 and lived at 27? (it might be another number) Hobmoor Croft. We lived next door to the Lewis family and the other side was the Bessie family. We lived there between 1940 and 1945 when we moved to Erdington. As I was so very young I don't have many memories of the place except that there was some ...Read full memory

Rag & Bone Man

We lived at 1, Northanger Road, which was at right angles to Olton Boulevard East and we have had views down both directions of the Boulevard. I remember the regular visits of the rag and bone man.  Cars were becoming common-place, but a horse and cart seemed very old fashioned.  The horse manure was soon ...Read full memory

What Stood Here Prior To Clifton House?

I don't have a memory. All I would like to know, is what stood here before? As the boulevard has some older houses and the Fox Hollies pub would have stood opposite, so would this have been waste ground or hedges or something? Just curious you understand. Do love all these old photographs of how things used to be yesteryear! Thank you.

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