Memories of Alum Rock

Pelham Road

I was born in Pelham Road on August the 18th 1940. We lived with my grandparents. My grandad used to play the piano in the Pelham Arms for free beer and one of my earliest memories is seeing him playing and having three or four pints of beer stacked up on the end of the piano! We lived down on the left hand side with the ...Read full memory

A memory of Alum Rock by Colin Stokes

The Pelham

I was raised in Pelham Road from 1960 until I left in about 1983. I have many happy memories,and some not so. Pedleys paper shop, the Marvel comics(wish I had kept them), Joan's the grocer's, Tom's the butcher's, Mckay's the wool shop, F.P.Tool's chippy on the corner. Not forgetting East Birmingham Club, Cottrills Lane, and the ...Read full memory

Cooksey Road

Please forgive the spelling as I have a degenerative problem with my left eye. I have been trying to write a tale for my grand kids, What I know is that my grandmother moved from London Islington, with several kids, to Birmingham where her husband, Arthur Butler, had moved having found a very good job as a lithographic ...Read full memory

A memory of Alum Rock by Donald Butler

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