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Caption for Yardley, Blakesley Hall C1965: The half-timbered manor house of Blakesley Hall dates from 1575. Yardley is an ancient manor and parish covering 11.5 square miles, and was once a part of Worcestershire.With the extension of the tramway from Small Heath to the Swan Hotel it became a popular residential suburb for those businessmen wishing to live in more rural surroundings. In 1900 the parish was still predominantly agricultural.

Memories of Yardley

I lived in Stoney Lane with my parents between about 1959 and 1968.  In 1961 I started at Hobmoor Primary School on Hobmoor Road.  I was under 5 years old and terrified of the thought of going to school.  To get to school from our house we had to pass the front of the Yew Tree pub (pictured) and in a desperate (...Read full memory)

Hi, my name is Milly and I am 10 years old. I have lived in Yardley for 9 years and I have lots good friends where I live and I go to Hobmoor Primary School and I have lots of lovely friends and where I live is okay.

We (Myself and my Wife) lived there for a months time in Dec 2006. It was a greatful and romantic experience... The excellent view towards the coventry road, unusual sun light during the late afternoon and the buses and vehicles through the coventry road gave us a great feel. The lovely chillness (...Read full memory)

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