Castle Bromwich, The Village c.1965

Memories of Castle Bromwich

Village Shop

I lived in the bungalow at the end of the spinny on West Avenue in the late 1960s and went to Highcroft School from age 4 to 5, which was an old Victorian building which always smelt of tomato soup and stood on the corner ...Read full memory

Village School

To the left of where the photographer was standing was the junior's playground of the old village school (St Mary and St Margaret's.) In 1963-4 we would have vacated the old buildings and moved into a new building in ...Read full memory

Mt Great Grandmother's Memories Of Castle Bromwich

I have copied and pasted a few sections of my great-grandmother's memories of Castle Bromwich to share. "As I was not robust as a little child, my parents took part of a small house ...Read full memory

Earlier Memory Of The Village School.

As a student teacher, I waited with others for the college bus to collect us from the village school. The headteacher in earlier days was Mr. Blewitt. As it happens, I was a colleague of his son, ...Read full memory

A memory of Castle Bromwich
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History

Castle Bromwich, just five miles north-east of the city, was incorporated into Birmingham in 1931. In those days it was still very much a village.To the north of the church were the remains of a motte, the village was served by the early Georgian church of St Mary and St Margaret, and nearby was Castle Bromwich Hall.

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