Acock's Green, Fox Hollies Road c.1965

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Caption for Acock's Green, Fox Hollies Road c1955: A farm called Atte Hollies was recorded in 1275 in what later became Hall Green. By 1626 it had been acquired by the Fox family, and was known as Foxholleys. It subsequently belonged to Zaccheus Walker, who rebuilt the house in grand style, calling it The Hollies. It was the most imposing mansion in the neighbourhood, but it was demolished in 1937.

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)

I was born in Douglas Road in 1941 and remember many local shops as they were then important parts of our life and we often visited daily. On the Yardley Road I recall Greenwoods the baker, their son, Malcolm, and I went to the same school, Wrensons the grocers, C King Bowdler the chemist (we would now say pharmacist) and a firm (...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, Fox Hollies Road c1955: A farm called Atte Hollies was recorded in 1275 in what later became Hall Green. By 1626 it had been acquired by the Fox family, and was known as Foxholleys. It subsequently belonged to Zaccheus Walker, who rebuilt the house in grand style, calling it The Hollies. It was the most imposing mansion in the neighbourhood, but it was demolished in 1937.

An extract from West Midlands Living Memories.

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