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West Midlands Living Memories

West Midlands Living Memories

The photo 'Acock's Green, Olton Boulevard East c1965' appears in this book.

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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).

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Other Memories from Acock's Green

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.

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 child but in her later years she discovered that he died around 1960/61. She would love to ...see more

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 our young family playing in the back garden. As soon as the war was over, our family moved ...see more

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 sort of space at the back where they had huge tank shelters and where we kids used to play ...see more

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