Rubery, West Midlands
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Rubery and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Marl Hole

The Marl hole was the fun place for every Rubery kid, originaly there were three clay pits, the clay being used to supply the Brick & tile works which was situated at the end of the Avenue. The cottages along the Avenue and in Brook ROAd were built for the workers at the brick works. After the brick works stopped producing, the ...Read full memory

A memory of Rubery by Alan Dugmore

Rubery Village

I left Rubery when I was eight years old, about forty years ago, to relocate in Wales. I distinctly remember this street though, with the Fine Fare Supermarket, Colliers, and I think it was Kays shoe shop. Further on down the road was a cafe and a butchers and the Rose and Crown pub. My mum and dad bought a garden bench ...Read full memory

A memory of Rubery

My First Day

It was the 19th June 1955 when the lorry arrived at the end of our entry in St Mark's Street, Ladywood. Neighbours came out to say their goodbyes and help carry our chattles out to the lorry. I took a last look at the yard I had lived in for the last 9 years, there were 15 houses in the yard all cramped together, the sun hardly ...Read full memory

A memory of Rubery by Alan Dugmore