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Olton Boulevard East is a long, wide road of mostly municipal housing, linking Warwick Road with Shaftmoor Lane. At its western end, between Shaftmoor Lane and Fox Hollies Road, there is a parade of early 20th-century shops, and opposite there is a late 20th-century supermarket. The parade still looks much like this today, and the end shop is still Shaftmoor Lane Post Office.

Other Memories from Acock's Green

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

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 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 remember when all shopping was done by visiting independant local shops. The shops I remember going to with my mother on Yardley Road were Alldays butchers, Timms greengrocers, The Bargain Shop, Terry Lovetts Sports, The Iceberg (drinks store), The Chocolate Box, Washland and many more I can picture but cannot remember the names of. This was well before people had heard of supermarkets!

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