Acock's Green, Olton Boulevard East c.1965

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Caption for Acock's Green, Olton Boulevard East c1965: This view of the parade is taken from the junction with Fox Hollies Road, at the opposite end to photograph No A136028. George Mason's (the first of the mock-Tudor buildings) is now a Spar, but essentially little has changed since 1965, except that traffic would dominate any picture taken today. A modern supermarket now stands on the right (behind the bus).

An extract from West Midlands Living Memories.

Memories of Acock's Green


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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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 collected up by (...Read full memory)

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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Caption for Acock's Green, Olton Boulevard East c1965: This view of the parade is taken from the junction with Fox Hollies Road, at the opposite end to photograph No A136028. George Mason's (the first of the mock-Tudor buildings) is now a Spar, but essentially little has changed since 1965, except that traffic would dominate any picture taken today. A modern supermarket now stands on the right (behind the bus).

An extract from West Midlands Living Memories.

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